Solvita is a measurement system that has been under development and evolution since 1994. It was developed to help alleviate the costly and time consuming lab methods traditionally used to evaluate soil respiration. Solvita technology was created by Drs. Brinton and Droffner, two scientists possessing decades of experience in environmental biology and chemistry. The patented gel-technology system is a basic visual color system, and all Solvita kits work with this color system. Their goal in this innovation was to revolutionize the field of biological respiration testing, especially for soil studies. The global relevancy of carbon cycling in soils and decomposing organic matter provides the basis for new perspectives in measuring gaseous emissions.
Solvita has advanced across several markets and is inspiring soil conservationists, farmers, grain processors and composters in new ways to gauge the quality of their environment.
Solvita yields a truly practical and cost-effective means to perform tests previously conducted only by more elaborate lab set up.
It can be used for a variety of applications:
- For biological activity of soils: in the lab and in the field
- For assessing stored organic nitrogen
- For carbon cycling monitoring
- For aggregate stability
- For fungal respiration and spoilage of grains
- For maturity of composted products
See also History of Solvita Soil Development