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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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Sewage Contamination of Ontario’s Waterways Remains an Issue

The latest annual report of Ontario’s Environmental Commission has warned that Ontarians are slowly killing their lakes and rivers with pollutants coming from industries, agriculture and sewage from cities. Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe stated that although there are rules in place to protect source groundwater from contamination, little has been done to keep the lakes,…

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Australian Company to Develop Facility Converting Biosolids to Fuel

One of the leading global concerns of today is the proliferation of sewage. With the advent of wastewater treatment solutions, the resulting biosolids are being processed into more useful forms such as fertilizer. But for biosolids to achieve higher adoption it would have to be converted into a product that is universally desired and in…

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Converting Wastewater Into Usable Energy in Vancouver

Metro Vancouver is developing a $700 million North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant (NSWWTP) that will convert wastewater into usable energy, making it one of the largest heat recovery systems in British Columbia. The $525-million design-build-finance contract for the NSWWTP was awarded to Acciona Wastewater Solutions LP in April 2017 for Metro Vancouver’s Greater Sewerage and…

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Eliminating Wastewater Odors with Ecosorb

A constant challenge with wastewater treatment plants is how to control foul odors from affecting the surrounding areas. It has been a primary concern for many communities and is a major issue with legislators trying to enact adequate measures to control the problem. The smell that comes from processing waste originates from the anaerobic bacteria…

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Biosolids Can Now Be Utilized to Make Bricks

Biosolids have traditionally been processed into things such as fertilizer, compost, and biogas. But a new study has looked into converting biosolids into bricks. It would become an ideal solution for developing renewable materials for construction making it affordable and readily available. The United States produces about 7.1 million tonnes of biosolids, the EU over…

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Factors that Affect the Development of Activated Sludge in Wastewater Treatment

The presence of bacteria is vital for the wastewater treatment process. In an ideal wastewater treatment plant system, bacteria (about 95%) along with a small portion of fungi and protozoa should form a biological floc that is known as an activated sludge. This is essential for the degradation of organic substances in wastewater. The activated…

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How to Find the Best Compost for Improving Turf

Although there are several ways to revitalize nutrient deficient soils into producing turf, one of the cheapest and more effective solutions comes from using compost as a soil amendment. Different varieties of soil types could benefit from using these biosolids. Clay soils, for example, can have improved structure with reduced surface crusting and compaction as…

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Ontario Struggles with Algal Bloom Problems

Algal blooms around Lake Erie has been a constant bane for many residents from both the United States and Canada who live near the lake’s shoreline. Ontario has investigated the effectivity of stormwater management in reducing phosphorus deposits into the lakes, but it has faced significant challenges. They have yet to determine how to monitor,…

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