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Treating Biosolids With Microwaves

Treating Biosolids With Microwaves

December 30, 2019 | Under Biosolids | Posted by | No Comments

One of the challenges of treating biosolids is how to efficiently remove heavy metals to make it safe enough for use as organic fertilizer. If not filtered out adequately, these potential toxins can leach into the environment. Extracting these metals are expensive and can hinder the wider adoption of biosolids as a viable source for…

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Wastewater Management Through Blockchain

Wastewater Management Through Blockchain

December 20, 2019 | Under News | Posted by | No Comments

Our water resources should be safeguarded and properly managed to prevent accidental spills and leakages from ruining our environment and costing millions in taxpayer money. By using blockchain technology, we are one step closer to better managing our water sources as well as wastewater disposal and ensuring that the community will real the full benefits…

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Monitoring PFAS to Avoid Biosolids Contamination

A lot of concern has begun to focus on the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in water sources that could affect drinking water quality. Discovery and monitoring of PFAS levels has expanded to include wastewater and the subsequent effluent from the treatment process that could potentially lead to biosolids contamination. PFAS are man-made…

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Improving Niagara Biosolids Processing through Strategic Partnerships

The regional government of Niagara has been developing a plan of improving Niagara biosolids processing and wastewater management, with the help of private enterprise, to adequately service their community. The Niagara Region is a regional municipality which covers an area of approximately 715-square-miles straddling the isthmus between lakes Erie and Ontario. On the eastern border…

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Repurposing Vancouver Biosolids

Repurposing Vancouver Biosolids

November 22, 2019 | Under Biosolids | Posted by | No Comments

The City of Vancouver is setting out on a plan to repurpose Vancouver biosolids that are currently being produced by five wastewater treatment plants. This is in anticipation of population growth and the changing needs of the community. The region’s five wastewater treatment plants have processed more than 450 billion litres of sewage and generated…

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Safely Handling Biosolids

Safely Handling Biosolids

November 14, 2019 | Under Biosolids | Posted by | No Comments

Sewage has always been a perpetual problem for cities today because of the risk it could bring to the health of the community and the environment if proper measures are not taken to manage it appropriately. It is important to develop best practices in safely handling biosolids for workers who come in close contact with…

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New Method of Removing Pharmaceuticals from Wastewater

One of the growing concerns with water pollution is the increasing presence of pharmaceuticals in wastewater. If not properly filtered, pharmaceuticals can end up in water sources and can have negative consequences to human health, the environment and ecosystems. Thus many researchers and scientists are in a race to find a new method of removing…

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Proper Biosolids Management for Human Health and Environmental Sustainability

Biosolids are ubiquitous throughout human civilization. It has constantly been around for centuries and there have been several ways that it was managed in the past. With the steady growth of population comes new challenges to proper biosolids management. One issue is the growing complexity of biosolids composition. Biosolids contain around 70% to 98% water….

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New Technology Can Help Remove Microplastics in Sewage Sludge

Plastic, by design, is durable and non-biodegradable. It is these specific characteristics that make plastic waste products a danger to the environment, especially microplastics, as they will not easily disappear over time. It is a persistent condition that is being addressed by recycling and the use of plastic alternatives today. However, aside from recyclable single-use…

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Study Proves Nutrient Runoff from Inorganic Fertilizers are Far Worse than Biosolids

Biosolids and inorganic fertilizers have both been a boon for the agricultural industry because they are able to bump up crop output and increase food production. But nutrient runoff from farmlands treated with fertilizers can have a devastating effect on surface water in nearby areas because of the risk of algal blooms. Researchers from the…

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