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4 Ways Farmers Can Keep Soils Healthy and Productive

For farmers, soil is where life on the farm begins. Keeping soil healthy is a top priority to ensure a bountiful crop production. To maintain soil health, farmers have to create a conducive environment that fosters populations of beneficial organisms while minimizing pests. Soil must include high levels of decomposed organic matter that allow it…

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Biosolids Can Help Mitigate Climate Change

Growing concerns about global climate change has prompted the need to develop feasible methods to reduce the atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Human activities such as combustion of carbon-based fuels, cement manufacturing, deforestation, burning of biomass, and and animal husbandry is blamed for the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Researchers have found…

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Biosolids Aid Australian Farmlands During Droughts

Australia’s New South Wales region has recently experienced one of the worst droughts in living memory, yet farmers in the area have been able to cope with the help of biosolids. This organic fertilizer has been used in around 30 farms to turn otherwise dry land into arable soil. Sydney Water has sourced these biosolids…

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Red Tide Worsens in Florida

Red tide is common in southwest Florida. Over the years, many aquatic animals have been killed by this deadly phenomenon including manatees, dolphins and sea turtles, not to mention thousands of fish. The carcasses of these animals rot and emit putrid odours that affect the health and wellbeing of communities in the area. Scientists have…

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Fast Facts About Biosolids Fertilizers

Agricultural lands have experienced a significant boost in yields thanks to a better understanding of plant physiology and biochemistry. Farmers are even able to make soils more favorable for plant growth due to the introduction of fertilizers. Currently, there are two types of fertilizers, the commercially available inorganic fertilizer and the other is organic fertilizer…

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Biosolids Turned into Charcoal Called Biochar

Biosolids have continued to find new avenues where it can be utilized commercially. It has been converted to fertilizers and even biocrude in some parts of the world, but another unique solution comes from Malaysia. Atiyyah Ameenah Azni, who has a degree in science biotechnology from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) has invented the Biomass…

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Microgrids Eyed to Provide Power for Wastewater Treatment Plants

In the world of biosolids management, the production of beneficial by-products such as fertilizers and biogas help heed the call for recyclable waste and renewable energy. One of the core components of this process are anaerobic digesters (AD) which are integral in the processing of biosolids. It is the essential part in the process where…

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Growing Concerns About Water Contamination All Over the Globe

There is growing concern about water contamination 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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