biosolids-to-fertilizer process Articles

  • 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 ...

  • Control of biosolids cake odors using the new biosolids odor reduction selector process

    ABSTRACT Recent introduction of more efficient dewatering devices that generate higher solids concentrations in dewatered cake has been plagued with the non-desirable side effect of more odorous dewatered biosolids. Previous research has shown that the production of volatile organic sulfur compounds (VOSC’s) such as methanethiol (MT), dimethyl sulfide (DMS), and dimethyl disulfide (DMDS) ...

  • Impacts of Process Enhancements on Fecal Coliform Concentrations in Anaerobically Digested Biosolids

    Approximately 60 percent of wastewater utilities across the nation land apply biosolids for agricultural use. The US EPA approved methods most commonly used to measure pathogens killed and to ensure biosolids are safe for land application are (1) monitoring time and temperature during the treatment process (operational standards) or (2) testing for the presence of fecal coliform bacteria ...

  • Biosolids- Considering the Types, Applications and Biosolids Drying Methods

    While some water treatment plants are meant to simply make the sludge safe enough to dispose of, most facilities continue to treat the sludge so that the material can be put to good use in their communities. Once sludge is treated and processed to meet EPA safety standards for productive use, the resulting nutrient-rich organic material is termed as biosolids. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Small-Scale Biosolids Composting

    Cambridge, Ohio retrofitted a portion of its vacuum assisted drying beds into a covered composting facility, processing about 300 dry tons/year of biosolids and wood chips. Like many small communities in an agricultural area, the City of Cambridge, Ohio (pop. 14,000) managed biosolids generated by its 2.25 mgd Water Pollution Control Center (WPCC) via land application on farm fields. “Then ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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) ...

  • Pilot Testing and Design of an Innovative Biosolids Dewatering Process for Facilities in North Carolina and Georgia

    This paper presents two case studies on pilot testing and design of dewatering systems for municipal biosolids using the Fournier Industries, Inc. (Fournier) rotary press. Since the two municipalities involved have very different types of biosolids, the information presented herein provides a range of expected operating data for this dewatering system. In addition to pilot test information, ...

  • Evaluation of a two-stage hydrothermal process for enhancing acetic acid production using municipal biosolids

    A two-stage hydrothermal process aimed at improving acetic acid production using municipal biosolids was evaluated against thermal hydrolysis and conventional wet oxidation process in a 600 ml Parr batch reactor. Thermal hydrolysis was conducted at 140 °C, wet oxidation at 220 °C and the two-stage process, which acted as a series combination of thermal hydrolysis and wet oxidation, at 220 °C. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 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 ...

  • Solar disinfection and lime stabilization processes for reduction of pathogenic bacteria in sewage effluents and biosolids for agricultural purposes in Yemen

    Yemen is the least advanced country among Middle Eastern countries in sewage reuse and safety control. The current sewage effluent quality in Yemen is generally poor as none of the existing sewage treatment plants produces effluents that comply with the effluent quality regulations. There is no plan to build tertiary treatment systems. However, the oxidation and stabilization ponds are ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Compact scrubber for biosolids odors saves $500,000

    A new scrubber at a Camden, NJ bio solids processing facility uses advanced technology to cut the cost of odor control. The system was designed, built and installed by Bay Products with process design assistance from Lantec Products. A single tower is used to remove malodorous gases from air in two stages having separate sumps for the recirculated scrubbing solutions. The lower stage absorbs ...


    By Lantec Products, Inc.

  • Biosolids composting at the Borough of Mechanicsburg, PA WWTP

    The Borough of Mechanicsburg, located in central Pennsylvania, was experiencing challenges in finding sufficient agricultural fields to continue the beneficial use of their anaerobically digested liquid wastewater treatment plant Class B biosolids. At the time, the only alternative available was dewatering and going to landfill, which is significantly more expensive. Due to environmental ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environmental technology verification (ETV) of Biosolids product

    Location: Vancouver, B.C. Description: A biorecovery facility was seeking to use its product as animal feed supplement. The facility treats biodegradable wastes using an Autothermal Thermophilic Aerobic digestion (ATAD) process. The ETV verification program involved developing a sampling protocol followed by a sampling program that included extensive analytical testing ...


    By NovaTec Consultants Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Modeling the carbon footprint of various biosolids treatment options

    There are a wide variety of processes which are capable of treating biosolids to comply with the pathogen reduction requirements defined by US EPA 503 regulations. Choice of technology is complex and dependent on a number of project specific and economic influences. However, within Europe, long term sustainability and carbon impact are becoming more influential and this is being backed up by ...


    By Cambi Group AS

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