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Turning Biosolids Into Green Household Cleaners

The last thing you would ever think of when using green household cleaners is that they came from biosolids. But that is exactly what one US company is trying to accomplish. The company is Renew Technologies, Ltd. which manufactures CYCLE, the world’s first recycled household cleaners. Its founder, Sunny Bhasin, believes however, that more can…

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City in Washington Recognizes Long-Term Benefits of Biosolids

The benefits of biosolids to the agricultural industry has long been known and appreciated by farmers for many years. It has several advantages over traditional fertilizers and has a significant impact on saving the environment. King County in Washington is aware of the benefits of biosolids as fertilizers and has been applying biosolids on their…

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Vancouver’s Dog Waste Removal and Recycling Program

People love their dogs, and they love nothing more than to play with them outdoors in parks and other public spaces. Unfortunately, this poses a problem with dog waste removal. The City of Vancouver is exploring a new idea of dog waste removal and then processing these waste materials into more useful products. Dog feces…

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Removing Medications in Wastewater Through Proper Sewage Treatment

A growing challenge with proper sewage treatment has been the effective elimination of medicines and personal care products (PCPs) from wastewater. Many treatment plants have employed a variety of methods for removing these contaminants but with mixed results. Although the technologies that could ensure proper sewage treatment are available, the appropriate technological upgrades that could…

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Recycling Wastewater to Irrigate California Botanical Gardens

A botanical garden in California is looking into recycling wastewater to combat droughts in the region. Descanso Gardens is a 67-Hectare botanical garden located in La Cañada Flintridge, Los Angeles County that has recently experienced a statewide drought and record-high temperatures that caused thousands of plant species to die. This prompted the property managers to…

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Phosphorus Recovery from Sewage Water

Phosphorus Recovery from Sewage Water

January 31, 2020 | Under Biosolids | Posted by | No Comments

In the midwestern part of the U.S., farms produce a third of the world’s corn and soybean supply annually. Large agricultural fields like these require a huge volume of fertilizer to keep their crops healthy. Biosolids Fertilizer that is recovered from sewage water is composed of nitrogen and phosphorus that plants need to grow. The…

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University of British Columbia Turning Fatbergs to Fuel

One of the major environmental issues facing our planet today is the management, recycling or disposal of fatbergs in wastewater. The ideal state of zero-waste is still a great challenge for most countries and there is an urgent need to find financially viable and sustainable programs that can turn unwanted materials into useful products. What…

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College in Alberta Use Biosolids Biochar to Grow Crops

Creating biosolids biochar has been one of the main areas of study by researchers because of its potential as a medium for growing crops. Yet, there has been no deep analysis into how to feasibly produce biochar in sufficient quantities and quality to make it a viable and sustainable amendment. Nick Savidov, a researcher from…

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Toronto Prepares for Wastewater Storm Surges

Toronto Prepares for Wastewater Storm Surges

January 7, 2020 | Under News | Posted by | No Comments

The City of Toronto has been preparing contingency measures to address the effects of climate change in the coming years and one project that they proposed focuses on managing excess wastewater, particularly during storm surges. The City’s officials launched a storm water management program called the Don River and Central Waterfront and Connected Project which…

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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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