biosolids handling Articles

  • Trends in biosolids handling technologies: economics and environmental factors

    Changes in activated sludge technology, with a much greater focus on nutrient removal instead of removal of organics, together with relatively long sludge mean that the primary sludge stream has been lost, and the sludge produced is less degradable. At the same time with the growing importance of sustainable solutions, beneficial agricultural use is being increasingly used. This changes quality ...


    By Cambi AS

  • Biosolids sampling and handling approaches for microbial analyses

     ABSTRACT The protection of human health and the environment while making the use of biosolids products more practical is a joint goal of utilities and regulatory agencies. Assuring the safety of biosolids is paramount to gaining wide public acceptance of this waste-to-beneficial use product. Making effective decisions about the safety of biosolids use relies on quality data. Satisfying ...

  • Innovation Key To Biosolids Digestion

    A $400 million project at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (AWTP) in Washington, D.C., involves building an innovative biosolids management system comprised of a thermal hydrolysis process, four 3.8-million gallon mesophilic digesters (measuring 70-ft tall by 100-ft in diameter) with fixed covers, a cogeneration system consisting of three 4.6-MW Solar Mercu ry 50 gas turbines ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • An Advanced Biosolids Treatment Process and Potential Beneficial Applications of the Processed Biosolids

    ABSTRACTAn innovative and cost-effective biosolids treatment and processing technology was developed and demonstrated at a pilot and full-scale at the Guelph Wastewater Treatment Plant in Ontario. The Lystek process involves a low but optimized application of heat, alkali, and mixing in a batch or semi-continuous system to achieve the desired physical, chemical and microbiological characteristics ...

  • Polling the Experts to Assess Biosolids Sampling and Handling Methods for USEPA-Approved Microbial Detection Techniques

    Protecting human health and the environment while making the use of biosolid products more practical is a joint goal of utilities and regulatory agencies. As waste disposal costs rise and demands for sustainable use of resources increase, greater reliance on by-product reutilization will be needed. Assuring the safety of biosolids is paramount to gaining wide public acceptance of this reuse ...

  • Biosolids Heat Drying: Safety in Design and Owner Operation

    ABSTRACTInterest continues to grow in heat drying as a means of processing biosolids into an aesthetically pleasing product form with multiple use opportunities, while also achieving a significant reduction in both volume and weight of biosolids for off-site hauling. As the number of heat drying installations increase, so too do reports of safety incidents—an indication that Owners and facility ...

  • Controlling Dust and Bioaerosols at a Biosolids Composting Faclity

    Studies at enclosed Longmont, Colorado project evaluate exposure level of employees. Operational changes reduce dust, endotoxin and A. Fumigatus by 90 percent. WHEN dealing with public health issues and composting, attention has been predominantly focused on potential exposure from the release of Aspergillus fumigatus (A. fumigatus) from composting facilities. Numerous studies were conducted to ...


  • RAISING THE BIOSOLIDS BAR: DEVELOPING AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    A California sanitation district’s journey through the process of establishing an EMS for biosolids provides valuable insights, especially for agencies battling public acceptance challenges. THE Orange County, California Sanitation District (District) provides wastewater treatment service for more than 2.2 million people. The facility treats approximately 250 million gallons/day of wastewater and ...


  • Two-phase anaerobic digestion for class a biosolids at moccasin bend WWTP

    The Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) provides treatment for the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee and the surrounding region. The City has completed upgrades to the solids handling facilities to treat and dewater the primary solids and waste activated sludge (WAS) from the WWTP. This paper summarizes the process to handle the primary solids and the start-up process. Primary solids ...

  • High Rate Biological Odour Control Demonstration for Biosolids Exhausts

    Abstract Biorem has successfully demonstrated its high rate odour control system for biosolids exhausts at Ashbridges Bay sewage treatment plant in Toronto, Ontario. The demonstration used XLD™, a biofiltration media engineered specifically for biosolids odours. The system has achieved 95% odour removal in less than 20-s Empty Bed Residence Time (EBRT) despite high concentration of ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Reducing operating costs and improving performance through implementation of a biosolids environmental management system

    The Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority (CCMUA) operates an 80 million gallon per day (MGD) pure oxygen activated sludge treatment plant located in Camden City, N. J. Several years ago, the CCMUA was experiencing serious problems with its biosolids handling facilities, resulting in reduced effluent quality, significant odor problems and increased costs. In response, the CCMUA implemented ...

  • Educate, Educate, Educate : Why Colorado Farmers Want New York City Biosolids

     Diverting Wood And Cardboard At Construction Sites Residential home construction in Wisconsin generates 128,000 tons of residuals annually, according to a 1998 study by Camp, Dresser & McKee. Ten builders are participating in a project to demonstrate how easily major components of this waste stream can be recycled. The Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) of Greater Milwaukee, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Applying Rheological Techniques to Upgrade Anaerobic Digesters and Handle High Solids Concentrations

    The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) is implementing a Capital Improvements Program that includes upgrading their wastewater treatment Plant No. 1 in Fountain Valley, California to full secondary treatment. The expansion will increase both primary and secondary solids production. OCSD prepared a Long-Range Biosolids Management Plan that concluded the waste solids should continue to be ...

  • Economic assessment of sludge handling and environmental impact of sludge treatment in a reed bed system

    The effect on the environment of the establishment and operation of a sludge treatment reed bed system (STRB) is quite limited compared to mechanical sludge dewatering, with its accompanying use of energy and chemicals. The assessment presented here of the investment, operation and maintenance costs of a typical STRB, and of the related environmental impact, is based on the experiences gained ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Standardized characterization procedures: a necessary support to regulations

    Sustainable procedures for sludge/biosolids management require the development of strategies to reduce the amount of sludge to be handled and to produce higher quality biosolids. Therefore, realistic and enforceable regulations adapted to local situations must be developed, defined outlet procedures established and good quality products guaranteed. To this end, the definition of standardized ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Mason OH case study

    Growing with the Flow Population increase forces Mason, Ohio, to examine biosolids handling process Located in southwest Ohio, between the cities of Cincinnati and Dayton, is the growing metropolis known as Mason. Founded in 1815, Mason has attracted large corporations such as Cintas and Procter & Gamble’s Health Care Research Center. Additionally, on the ...


    By Komline-Sanderson

  • Rotomite application serving municipal WWTP, Decatur, Arkansas-case study

    As reported in WaterWorld, Serving the Municipal Water/Wastewater Industry In 1996, the Town of Decaur, Ark., purchased a self-propelled Rotomite 180-P dredging system as part of a new biosolids management program designed to reduce the cost of sludge disposal and to increase solids detention time in-plant. While less than 1,000 people live in Decatur, the town's wastewater treatment plant ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Rotomite application, Decatur, Arkansas

    The Town of Decaur, Ark., is using a self-propelled dredging system as part of a new biosilids management program designed to reduce the cost of sludge disposal and increase solids detention time in-plant. While less than 1,000 people live inDecatur, the town's wastewater treatment plant handles flow equivalent to a population of 40,000. The primary contributor to these flows is a poultry ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Compact combined anaerobic and aerobic process for the treatment of industrial effluent

    A novel combination of tall and slender tanks and reactors has been installed at the Grolsch brewery, located in the urban area of Enschede, The Netherlands. Specific design was required to meet very strict constraints with respect to space, odours, view and biosolids production. The plant consists of buffering, anaerobic and aerobic treatment, whereas sludge handling is not required. The design ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Paragould AR case study

    Maximum Capacity Expected Increased population in Paragould, Ark., forces city to expand wastewater treatment plant to better manage sludge disposal Does this sound familiar? Your lagoon is filling with both primary and secondary sludge, and will be at capacity within the next two years. Paragould, Ark., a growing city of 22,500 located in northeast Arkansas, had just that problem. ...


    By Komline-Sanderson

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