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Demand Continues to be Strong for British Columbia’s OgoGrow Biosolids Fertilizer

Over time, agricultural lands lose their nutritional content every time crops are harvested. Farmers have had to rely on fertilizers to boost the nutrient levels in the soil but it can get expensive to maintain. Fortunately, a couple of cities in British Columbia have developed a cheaper and more natural alternative.The cities of Kelowna and…

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Canada’s Growing Concern Over Water Quality and Sustainability

Water quality has a significant impact on the well-being of human populations and ecosystems. Without water, there is no biological life. It is essential for food production and agriculture, and crucial for industrial activities and municipal services. Canadians consider fresh water as the nation’s most valuable resource and are increasingly concerned about growing threats to…

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Benefits of Biosolids Composting

Benefits of Biosolids Composting

August 10, 2018 | Under Biosolids | Posted by | No Comments

Wastewater is generated by households, commercial businesses, and the industrial sector. It must undergo treatment before it is deemed safe to be discharged into water systems. Biosolids are a by-product of this process. They are primarily organic materials that can be recycled into fertilizers or used as soil amendment. Although biosolids regulations in different Canadian…

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Nitrate Contamination in Groundwater

Nitrate Contamination in Groundwater

July 27, 2018 | Under News | Posted by | No Comments

Nearly half the water that is used for drinking and cooking worldwide comes from groundwater. There has been growing global concerns with regard to contamination of groundwater with nitrates brought about by intensive agricultural practices and lack of proper regulations. Nitrate contamination poses a serious threat to human health so this issue needs to be…

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How are Wastewater and Biosolids Managed in the Niagara Region?

Wastewater from household and industrial facilities yield primarily organic by-products known as biosolids. Biosolids possess many beneficial qualities that render them as useful for agriculture and alternative energy production. They contain nutrients that improve the soil quality and also have fuel properties that can be used to generate energy. Biosolids are analyzed and regulated to…

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Factors to Consider in Developing a Successful Biosolids Management Program

A sound biosolids management program is necessary to ensure a healthy citizenry and a safe environment. The local government must work with the community in developing strategies for the collection, disposal and recycling of domestic waste. Municipal wastewater, when properly processed and treated in a treatment facility, can be recycled into biosolids and applied to…

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Advantages of Biosolids in Improving Crop Nutrition

Biosolids can play a key role in providing cheap organic fertilizer for agriculture, yet a significant portion of municipal sludge that is not reused as biosolids are disposed of in landfills. Failure to recognize the advantages of biosolids as a natural soil enhancer not only translates to wasted resources but has resulted in the filling…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Biosolids Safety

The use of biosolids on agricultural land has many proven benefits. However, strict guidelines must be followed in order to protect human health and the environment. In Canada, The Ministry of Environment (MOE) sets the criteria before biosolids are considered suitable for farming. The exact location where the biosolids will be spread must also be…

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Mitigating Pathogens in Sludge and Biosolids

Fecal matter found in sludge and biosolids have been used as fertilizer for agriculture for many years. But before it is applied, it must pass strict regulatory guidelines to limit the number of coliform organisms or pathogens in sludge. This is important because if these biosolids are not treated properly, it could contaminate crops and…

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Advanced Oxidation Processes in Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Water is an essential component that many industries depend. In fact, we all do! From agriculture to power generation, water is valued for its biological, chemical and physical properties. One key industry that utilizes water in large quantities is the oil and gas sector. Therefore when discussing industrial wastewater treatment, looking to the oil and…

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