biosolids recycling Articles

  • Biosolids Recycling: An Assessment of Public Perception and Knowledge

    A descriptive-correlational study was conducted in a four county metropolitan area in the southeast United States (U.S.) to determine attitudes and knowledge about biosolids recycling. Eight biosolids land application site options (farmlands, grazing lands, public parks, highway medians, home gardens, lawns, forest lands, and use as mulch after composting) were assessed by each of the 303 ...

  • National Biosolids Overview

    In all, the 1990s have been good for the biosolids recycling community. Greater quantities of biosolids are being beneficially used than ever before, there are national biosolids regulations that are widely accepted as a good baseline, and there is an extensive, accessible network of researchers, practitioners, advisers and public officials who when combined, provide thousands of years worth of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Texas composter grows with biosolids

    New Earth Compost and Soils — with facilities in San Antonio and Conroe, Texas — was born 15 years ago out of a local meat packing plant’s long-standing need to dispose of manure from its operation (see “Composting Integrated Into Family Business,” October 2009). It soon became evident that scores of other businesses in and around the San Antonio area, where the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biosolids Program Reliability through California’s First Design-Build Biosolids Recycling Facility

    In response to regulatory action, the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (District) implemented a highly diversified biosolids management program that includes two major elements as well as a number of backup options. The District engaged the private sector for the design, finance, construction, ownership, and 20 year operation and of a Biosolids Recycling Facility (BRF). In early ...

  • Managing California’s ever Changing Biosolids Regulatory Climate through the State’s First Design-Build Biosolids Recycling Facility

     ABSTACT In response to regulatory action, the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (District) implemented a highly diversified biosolids management program that includes two major elements as well as a number of backup options. The District engaged the private sector for the design, finance, construction, ownership, and 20 year operation and of a Biosolids Recycling Facility ...

  • 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 ...

  • Rapid Mono-Composting Biosolids Facility

    California Cental Valley composter utilizes the Managed Organic Recycling, Inc. Covered Aerated Static Pile (ASP) Composting System to meet Air Board regulations requireing greated than 90% capture of emissions (VOCs).  System was developed to rapidly compost bisolids to meet PFRP (process to further reduce pathogens) and compost stability in under 10 days.  Facility has increased ...

  • MSW and Biosolids Become Feedstocks for Ethanol

    The first commercial facility designed to recover recyclables from municipal solid waste, and utilize the residuals with biosolids as feedstock for ethanol production, is moving forward in Middletown, New York. The Orange Recycling and Ethanol Production Facility, to be built on a 22-acre site adjacent to the Middletown Wastewater Treatment Plant, has capacity to process approximately 230,000 ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biosolids Composter Satisfies Customers and Neighbors

    A ticket to Penn State football games isn’t the only hard thing to come by in State College, Pennsylvania. So is the biosolids compost produced by State College’s University Area Joint Authority (UAJA) wastewater treatment plant. “For the last four years, we’ve been sold out before we’ve made the compost,” says Stephen Welch, who manages the UAJA composting plant. All biosolids generated — about ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biosolids Applied to Land: Advancing Standards and Practices

    Summary Wastewater treatment in the United States is a major cornerstone of efforts to keep the nation’s waters clean. Sewage sludge is the solid, semisolid, or liquid residue generated during treatment of domestic sewage. Since the early 1970s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the wastewater treatment industry have promoted recycling of sewage sludge. With the prohibition of ...


  • Biocycle Nationwide Survey: The State of Biosolids in America

     The State of Biosolids in America TAKING the pulse of biosolids management practices in the United States yields a combination of hard data and valuable insights. Between survey responses and telephone conversations, state biosolids coordinators around the country paint an overall picture of progress with the beneficial use of biosolids, along with a dose of reality about political, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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 ...


  • Alternative Project Delivery California`s First Design-Build-Own-Operate Biosolids Recycling Facility

    ABSTACTThe Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (District) engaged the private sector for the design, finance, construction, ownership, and 20 year operation and of a Biosolids Recycling Facility (BRF). In early 2005, the BRF began processing solids into heat dried pellets to be beneficially reused. The BRF is located at the Sacramento Regional Wastewater ...

  • Phosphorus partitioning in co-dewatering biosolids and water treatment residuals

    Stabilization and dewatering methods for wastewater solids determine the concentration and nature of phosphorus (P) in biosolids and in-plant sidestreams recycled to the liquid treatment facility. Because water treatment residuals (WTR) exhibit strong immobilization of soluble P, this study evaluated the impact of co-dewatering WTR and biosolids on the P partitioning during dewatering and the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biosolids Odor Prediction Models: Sensory and Analytical Measurement Approaches

     Abstract Practical biosolids odor prediction models were developed to be use by managers for predicting the odor emission rates of biosolids generated daily at the District of Columbia’s wastewater treatment plant. These models evaluated daily wastewater treatment process data and predicted the expected biosolids odor emissions levels prior to recycling of this material on land. ...

  • Land application of sewage sludge (biosolids) in Australia: risks to the environment and food crops

    Australia is a large exporter of agricultural products, with producers responsible for a range of quality assurance programs to ensure that food crops are free from various contaminants of detriment to human health. Large volumes of treated sewage sludge (biosolids), although low by world standards, are increasingly being recycled to land, primarily to replace plant nutrients and to improve soil ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impact of Lime Dose and Mixing Quality on Odor Generation by Lime-Stabilized Biosolids

    ABSTRACTOdor generated from lime-stabilized biosolids with various lime doses and mixing regimes was studied during two bench scale experiments over four weeks of storage to determine the correlation between the lime stabilization process and odor strength. For the first bench scale experiment, dewatered solids were mixed with various lime doses (4.5% and 11.7% by wet weight) under various mixing ...

  • A new solids technology train: can 70% volatile solids reduction and class a biosolids be achieved from digestion?

    There has been an increase in interest amongst utilities to develop solids technology concept trains that result in solids volume reduction for land application. For example, the Water Environment Research Foundation has recently initiation the OWSO “optimization” program in part to develop concepts that reduce sludge volumes for beneficial reuse or disposal. Another concept that has ...


    By Cambi AS

  • Biosolids Minimization using Integrated Alkaline Sludge Hydrolysis and Biological Nutrient Removal Process

     ABSTRACT This paper presents a pilot-scale evaluation of an integrated approach to sludge management utilizing a combination of biological nutrient removal and biosolids alkaline hydrolysis, as well as attempts to explore the impact of recycled alkaline hydrolysates on sludge yield and anaerobic digestion. The novel concept of converting an existing conventional activated sludge (CAS) ...

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