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  • Odor Control Advances at Composting Facility

    The Rockland County (New York) Cocomposting Facility began operations in February, 1999, processing biosolids from the five publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) in the county. The Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority (RCSWMA) owns the facility, but contracted with Waste Management of New York to design, build and operate (DBO) the 110 wet tons/day agitated bin composting facility ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Mariposa compost facility odor remediation update

    Staring in the winter of 2006 the staff at the Mariposa Compost Facility worked quickly to make process changes to bring odor issues under control. Here is the latest chapter in their story. Odor (incident) Logs In January 2007 the Local Environmental Agency (LEA) provided "odor logs" to the county residents that were troubled by the compost facility's odors. The odor logs were ...


    By Engineered Compost Systems

  • Composting dairy solids with the ac composter

    In October, ECS began conducting trials at California State University Fresno to explore using the new patent pending AC Composter system to manage dairy manure solids and comply with air-quality standards. A two-zone portable pilot system was delivered by ECS and installed at the CSUF's research dairy. This research is being conducted with funds from a USDA Small Business Innovative Research ...


    By Engineered Compost Systems

  • Controlling Odors from Waste Water Treatment Plants

    INTRODUCTION In recent years, there is growing public awareness of odors from waste water treatment plants, which mainly stems from the following observed trends: The public is less tolerant of objectionable odors from waste water treatment plants; Many waste water treatment plants have seen residential, commercial, or other developments established near the facility ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • Smart Series-Odor Management

    Tackling odors at composting facilities is a manageable task made simpler by inventorying and treating all sources and tapping into technology advances. Perhaps one of the most difficult realities that had to be faced 15 to 20 years ago by the composting universe is that the phrase, “odor-free” - at least when it comes to composting - is probably an oxymoron. Feedstocks that biodegrade within the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Reducing Odor and VOC Emissions

    The Montgomery County Regional Composting Facility (MCRCF) in Silver Spring, Maryland is designed to process 400 wet tons/day of lime amended biosolids from the Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Washington, D.C. Recently, political pressures forced operations to cease at the MCRCF. Although the aerated static pile composting plant’s fate has not been completely decided, its owner, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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 ...


  • Compost Operators Forum · Modeling a Compost Facility

    GEORGIA leads the nation in poultry production, processing nearly 1.5 billion birds a year. A majority of the poultry operations are concentrated in north Georgia. With over 1.5 million tons of poultry litter produced on an annual basis, some of the resulting issues facing the poultry production industry include: Reduced land area on farms to apply increasing amounts of litter; Increasing buffer ...


  • Iowa pork processing plant eliminates waste water treatment odor and reduces odor control costs

    The Problem - Increasing encroachment by new neighbors began causing problems for an Iowa pork processing facility. Though the plant had been there for more than 20 years, new neighbors complained about odors stemming from the waste treatment and composting operations at the plant. The "loud" and frequent complaints of the neighbors brought tremendous regulatory pressure down on the facility. ...


    By Benzaco Scientific, Inc.

  • Landfill in environmentally sensitive California eliminates odors and reduces odor control costs by over 80%

    The Problem - Co-composting with sewage sludge caused sensitive odor issues at a California landfill. The handling and drying of the sludge as well as regular landfill refuse caused escalating complaints in an especially environmentally conscious county. Since 1995, the landfill had been attempting to solve these nagging odor issues with a wide variety of odor control methods and delivery ...


    By Benzaco Scientific, Inc.

  • Calculating capacity at composting sites

    The addition of new composting facilities or expansion of capacity at existing ones is becoming more and more difficult as feasible sites are taken out of circulation. This has created interest in maximizing the unit production of compost at composting sites so that they perform as efficiently as possible. The need is especially acute if physical expansion is not possible, but increases in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • In-Vessel Composting of Residential Organics

    In 1994, the Regional Municipality of Peel began work on a system for residential organic residuals collection and composting. Although Peel had been promoting backyard composting, greater diversion rates were sought. The public was surveyed to determine what level of cooperation could be expected for source separation and setting out of food, soiled paper products, yard trimmings, etc. “We knew ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • MSW Composting in the United States

    Massachusetts became home to two new composting facilities that process MSW and biosolids. Nationally, the total number of operating plants is 19. Since the mid-1980s, BioCycle has been conducting an annual, nationwide survey of municipal solid waste (MSW) composting facilities. From the late 1980s into the early 1990s, when it was projected that landfill capacity would drop and tipping fees ...


    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

  • Mixed MSW composting in transition

    WITHOUT a doubt, composting the mixed municipal solid waste stream is a “niche” business. It is an MSW management option that seems to be viable in very specific situations. In some instances, these plants were built to service tourist destinations, often in somewhat rural areas where recycling is difficult and landfills are distant. In several other cases, public agencies built plants to extend ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Mixed waste composting trends

    It's been about 25 years since vendors started marketing systems to process mixed municipal solid waste via composting in the U.S. Today, there are 13 plants, most fulfilling their niche in the communities they serve - whether managing MSW in high tourism areas, or processing residual organics from materials recovery facilities. Table 1 provides summary data on the 13 facilities. While we did not ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • ORGANICS DIVERSION - WITH COMPOST MARKETS IN MIND

    Untitled Document California Integrated Waste Management Board collaborates with local agencies, universities and the composting community to increase demand for quality compost. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Disposal Company Expands Composting Operations

    Since 1997, Texas Disposal Systems, Inc. (TDS) - an independently owned solid waste company located near Austin, Texas - has operated a composting division, Texas Organic Products (TOP). In our previous BioCycle report ( -Composting Is Alive and Well In Central Texas, - October, 1997), we described how TOP evolved after starting an initial grinding and static pile composting operation at our ...


    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

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