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Growing Concerns About Water Contamination All Over the Globe

There is growing concern about water pollution in many parts of the world. Several countries have reported that the water in their environment is no longer safe. In France, people living in the Air Bel housing project, have to check the colour and smell of the water before taking a shower. Locals are also worried…

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Biosolids Safety: How are Biosolids Regulated?

Biosolids are the nutrient-rich organic materials that stem from the treatment of sewage sludge. It contains essential plant nutrients and organic matter that when treated and processed, can be recycled as fertilizers. Biosolids are beneficial in improving and maintaining productive soils that stimulate plant growth. Over the years, advancements in wastewater treatment technology has made…

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City of Sioux Falls South Dakota Reaps Benefits from Biosolids

Biosolids, the nutrient-rich organic materials resulting from the treatment of domestic and industrial sewage, have steadily becoming more accepted in the city of Sioux Falls in South Dakota. Since 1995, the city has been turning a sludge into a valuable resource that is beneficial to farmers. These are given at no cost to farmers who…

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Australia Turns Biosolids Into Renewable Energy

As an old saying goes, “One man’s garbage is another man’s gold.” This couldn’t be truer in the case of biosolids. For years, biosolids, a byproduct of the treatment of wastewater, has been processed into fertilizers that provide nutrient rich material that invigorates croplands and fields. Now, a new process is being developed in Australia…

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Anaerobic Co-digestion (AcoD) Turns Biosolids to Renewable Energy

With renewable energy gaining more traction in the race to replace fossil fuels, one alternative source comes from biogas. What makes biogas a viable option is that it can be processed from biosolids, however, some challenges remain. Biosolids alone are not enough to provide the higher yield rates needed to make biogas production more commercially…

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Biosolids Rehabilitate Areas Damaged by Mining

One of the unfortunate consequences of mining is that the land that is left after all the minerals have been extracted is usually no longer fit for vegetative growth. For decades mining companies have tried to find ways to rehabilitate these tailings or mine dumps and regreen them. One possible solution came in the form…

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Metro Vancouver Finds New Uses for Biosolids

Biosolids, a sewage treatment by-product, have long been used as fertilizer for agricultural lands because of its rich nutrient content. However, with the increasing waste that comes with a growing population, alternative uses for biosolids have been explored by the city of Vancouver. In 2015, the region’s five wastewater treatment plants produced 51,967 tonnes of…

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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

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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