Our Mission & Story

Ezraterra,
What’s in the name?

Land, once polluted and useless, is now transformed into property pure enough to build a business, construct a home or even grow vegetables.

Patrick Brady, a registered Geologist, Chief Technology Officer, Chairman of Ezraterra, and the inventor of the Sintered Wave Technology®, is so inspired by his Grandfather Ezra’s World War II stories of tenacity and camaraderie, that he named his company for the decorated Marine veteran.

Patrick remembers his Grandfather’s war stories. The patriarch was part of the initial landing force on Tarawa, in the South Pacific Theater, where 7,000 men died in short order, mostly by Japanese machine gun fire. He often said that he should not be alive, Ezra was one of three men in his unit to survive, and while lying on the deck of a medical ship bleeding from a fractured skull, he knew he looked like a dead man. He watched mute while other soldiers were “buried at sea” or tossed overboard. That would not be Ezra’s fate that day. The wounded Marine mustered up the last of his strength and raised his hand. A nurse noticed his raised hand and immediately gurneyed Ezra into surgery. He voted for his own life that day, and lived to tell these stories—to his children and , then to his grandchildren.

EZRATERRA =

“Helping Earth”

Ezra =

“Helping” (hebrew)

Terra =

“Earth” or “Land” (latin)

Our mission:

“Helping Earth overcome adversity with
clean technology.”

When Patrick wanted to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps, the wise patriarch encouraged him to go to college. “Education gives you choices”.

Ezra, our founders’ grandfather, fought with the 6th Marines at Tarawa. His platoon consisted of 45 men who landed at night in rubber rafts to flank the Japanese to take pressure off Marines pinned down on the beaches. Those 45 men faced a banzai attack from 400 Imperial Japanese Marines with bayonets. The hand-to-hand combat lasted all night. In the morning 30 US Marines lay dead. These men were buried in a mass grave and lost to history. In 2019 and 2020 these brave men were found, identified, and returned to their families. The entire platoon was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon with Star. Check the link to see who these men were.

Only 3 of the original 45 men made back alive after the war. Ezra, who took out a Japanese tank during the Saipan landing saving hundreds of Marines, laid injured on the beach. His men, while under fire, pulled him to safety. If it were not for the actions of Ezra’s men, Patrick Brady would not have been born.

Ezraterra,
What’s in the name?

EZRATERRA =

“Helping Earth”

Ezra =

“Helping” (hebrew)

Terra =

“Earth” or “Land” (latin)

Our mission:

“Helping Earth overcome adversity with
clean technology.”

Land, once polluted and useless, is now transformed into property pure enough to build a business, construct a home or even grow vegetables.

Patrick Brady, a registered Geologist, Chief Technology Officer, Chairman of Ezraterra, and the inventor of the Sintered Wave Technology®, is so inspired by his Grandfather Ezra’s World War II stories of tenacity and camaraderie, that he named his company for the decorated Marine veteran.

Patrick remembers his Grandfather’s war stories. The patriarch was part of the initial landing force on Tarawa, in the South Pacific Theater, where 7,000 men died in short order, mostly by Japanese machine gun fire. He often said that he should not be alive, Ezra was one of three men in his unit to survive, and while lying on the deck of a medical ship bleeding from a fractured skull, he knew he looked like a dead man. He watched mute while other soldiers were “buried at sea” or tossed overboard. That would not be Ezra’s fate that day. The wounded Marine mustered up the last of his strength and raised his hand. A nurse noticed his raised hand and immediately gurneyed Ezra into surgery. He voted for his own life that day, and lived to tell these stories—to his children and , then to his grandchildren.

When Patrick wanted to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps, the wise patriarch encouraged him to go to college. “Education gives you choices”.

Ezra, our founders’ grandfather, fought with the 6th Marines at Tarawa. His platoon consisted of 45 men who landed at night in rubber rafts to flank the Japanese to take pressure off Marines pinned down on the beaches. Those 45 men faced a banzai attack from 400 Imperial Japanese Marines with bayonets. The hand-to-hand combat lasted all night. In the morning 30 US Marines lay dead. These men were buried in a mass grave and lost to history. In 2019 and 2020 these brave men were found, identified, and returned to their families. The entire platoon was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon with Star. Check the link to see who these men were.

Only 3 of the original 45 men made back alive after the war. Ezra, who took out a Japanese tank during the Saipan landing saving hundreds of Marines, laid injured on the beach. His men, while under fire, pulled him to safety. If it were not for the actions of Ezra’s men, Patrick Brady would not have been born.

A Better Way

Patrick’s geology degree was utilized first on oil rigs, examining the sand and mud extracted in the offshore drilling process. He noticed the byproduct: toxic oil-laden sand, once shipped to the shore simply sat in rancid piles. It was a dirty and costly way to do business. He knew there had to be a more efficient, cleaner and cost effective way.

Later in his career after working in the field of gold mine water supply, Patrick’s work took him into contaminated soil remediation, where he was introduced to an apparatus called a rotary kiln. This device tumbles polluted dirt much like the drum of a clothes dryer as a natural gas flame sears away contaminants. The result was a waste of the finite resource including; more pollution and burnt sterile dirt. He knew there had to be a better way.

Patrick rolled up his sleeves. Wielding his hand-sketched documents, engineering calculations, life savings, and burning visions he headed to the junkyard. He found like minded people to collaborate with and created an apparatus for cleaning up all that dirty dirt.

The first prototype was known as the “Soil Oven'' with the technology he and his twin brother, John, dubbed Permeation Bed Technology. They loaded the machine with contaminated earth and ventured up the Arctic for a trial run. They flipped the switch in hopes to hear magic, but unfortunately it was a no. Patrick started again with reworking the engineering calculations. The problem

was immediately apparent: one of the conduits was too small. With a Hacksaw and larger conduit in hand, he adapted the prototype on site. Success!

Patrick took the next version of the technology, Evaporative Desorption, on the road.. Ferried on a flat-bed eighteen wheeler, followed closely behind by an excavation loader and a pink upholstered RV. They cleverly coined the process: “Dirt in a box,” as a way to simplify the complicated process. Crowds gathered to learn about this environmental miracle. Patrick was interviewed by news crews, local politicians wanted to chat, and community members were intrigued. News spread and gratitude followed.

Land Transformed
(Success.)

Land Transformed (Success.)

Since then many sites have been made clean and viable again. Patrick has personally financed projects like the once polluted property where Portland’s Senn’s Dairy once operated. After years as a run-down, polluted site, this acre of city land has been transformed into a park, where children play and families gather.

The Next Generation Technology

As this process is continually refined more questions are posed. How do we remediate larger, more complicated sites? How do we clean up other varieties of soils, like soupy clay? How do we remove different types of contaminants? How do we measure, map and remediate multi-contaminant plumes? We need something better than Evaporative Desorption. EzraTerra continues the work on these questions and provide solutions.

Sintered Wave Technology®
  • Remediates high molecular weight contamination
  • Cleans up large scale polluted properties
  • Maps structural geology, contaminant distribution and commingled plumes
  • from diverse industries for efficient assessment
  • Correctly names responsible parties so funding can be accessed
Sintered Wave Technology®:

Remediation, Measuring, and Mapping. “Rescued Value”—taking back what seemed irrevocably lost.

With Ezraterra, Patrick Brady has raised his hand, just like his grandfather Ezra—this time voting for the Earth: Our home.
Our livelihood. Our future. The place we leave to the coming generations.

We are Ezraterra. Join us in the effort to clean up our earth.

To discuss how our technologies can help you, please contact us at info@ezraterra.com.

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