biosolids respiration Articles

  • Stability measurement of Biosolids Compost by Aerobic Respirometry

    Oxygen uptake of biosolids compost was measured during both laboratory and full-scale studies. Aerobic respirometry of solid samples of compost provided a precise measure of microbial activity. There was a noticeable decreasing trend in oxygen consumption over 25 days of composting, thereby indicating increasing stability. Moisture content also was found to affect the compost stability. During ...


    By Challenge Technology

  • 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 ...


  • Regrowth of bacterial pathogen indicators after advanced electro-osmotic dewatering of biosolids

    Applying an electrical field for 10 min to mechanically dewatered biosolids increased dryness to 35 to 45% and reduced Escherichia coli levels to/close to detection limits. Possible reasons for the regrowth of bacterial pathogens impacted by electro-osmotic dewatering are biosolids dryness, low pH and the generation of bacterial oxidants on the anode due to high temperatures. Testing for this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Removal of ZnO nanoparticles in simulated wastewater treatment processes and its effects on COD and NH4+-N reduction

    For many engineered nanoparticles, the primary pathway of release into the environment is via sewage and industrial wastewater discharges. In this work, the removal of uncoated ZnO nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) during simulated wastewater treatment processes and its impact on treatment performance were examined. Simulated primary clarification removed the majority (about 70%) of the dosed ZnO ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fires at Composting Facilities: Causes and Conditions

    The subject of fires at composting facilities is a bad news/good news situation. The bad news is that fires are more common than we realize. Ask a group of facility operators if they have had to deal with a fire, and the majority will quietly admit they have. The good news is that we don’t realize that fires are fairly common at composting facilities. Most are neither frequent nor destructive ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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