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Advantages of Using Biosolids as Agriculture Fertilizer

Wastewater, when it undergoes appropriate treatment, can be recycled into biosolids as agriculture fertilizer to improve and maintain productive soils and stimulate plant growth. Farmers and gardeners have been using biosolids for ages. The controlled land application of biosolids completes a natural cycle in the environment. In addition, by treating sewage sludge, it prevents organic…

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Biosolids to Generate Renewable Energy for Farms in the UK

Farms have had to deal with a lot of organic waste from all the livestock and crops that are otherwise not utilised as effectively as they could be. A new hybrid system from Bioplex and Controllis in the U.K. aim to utilize biosolids to generate renewable energy. What they have developed is a self-contained onsite…

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Wastewater Energy to Power Drinking Water Distribution

One of the challenges of an ever-increasing population and climate change is the demand for fresh drinking water. The International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2016 estimates that the amount of energy used in the water sector will more than double over the next 25 years. This is especially troubling for developing countries who will…

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Revolutionising Wastewater Treatment in Ontario

For years, the Ontario government faced the challenge of scaling wastewater treatment in Ontario and facilitating a more pervasive system in converting waste to usable biosolids. Presently, most water treatment facilities are few and far between because of the cost of building and operating a facility can be very expensive. A company in Ontario is…

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Interesting Facts About Biosolids

Interesting Facts About Biosolids

May 23, 2019 | Under Biosolids | Posted by | No Comments

There are many interesting facts about biosolids. For example, biosolids have given communities a chance to make use of an otherwise undesirable waste products found in sewage. But what exactly are biosolids and how are they different from sewage sludge? In general, sludge is the material that is recovered from sewage as it is being…

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The Importance of Proper Transportation and Handling of Biosolids

When biosolids or sewage sludge is moved from one point to another whether for treatment, storage, or disposal, proper transportation and handling of biosolids must be observed. This material can be a source of disease-causing microorganisms which can potentially have disastrous consequences for the community, therefore a lot of care must be observed. There is…

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Algae Helps Purify Wastewater in India

Algae Helps Purify Wastewater in India

April 30, 2019 | Under News | Posted by | No Comments

In India, as much as 80% of the surface water is polluted resulting mostly from untreated sewage. Another culprit is industrial waste which comes in the form of dyes and other chemicals that are disposed of during textile production. Because textile production is widespread across India, finding a remedy for the pollution is a very…

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Biosolids to Improve Bison Grazing Lands in British Columbia

The city of Chase in British Columbia is considering a plan to use biosolids to improve bison grazing lands in the Shuswap area. An information campaign was launched to address the concerns of the surrounding community. The biosolids will be mixed with a pasture to improve the grazing conditions for bison which has been decreasing…

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What are the Beneficial Uses of Biosolids?

What are the Beneficial Uses of Biosolids? Managing wastewater has become an important aspect of environmental protection because if left untreated, sewage sludge can cause harm to the community. Another benefit to treating wastewater is the collection of biosolids that can be recycled into many practical applications. Below are some beneficial uses of biosolids. An…

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Generating Electricity From Wastewater Using Microbial Fuel Cells

The idea of generating electricity from wastewater treatment is nothing new, but some new techniques and applications have emerged that bring a more positive impact not only to the environment, but on the community as well. Alumni from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have put together a startup that develops microbial fuel cells (MFC)…

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