Category 'Biosolids'


British Columbia Uses Biosolids as a Viable Renewable Energy Source

As more emphasis is given to developing a circular economy to protect the environment, governments around the world are implementing various measures including using biosolids as a renewable energy source. The Capital Regional District (CRD) of British Columbia has envisioned a plan for sending biosolids to the Lower Mainland to use as fuel for the…

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As the world continues to grapple with the pandemic caused by COVID-19, researchers from around the world are trying to determine new ways for identifying the presence of the virus in the community without relying solely on testing. A team from Canada are beginning to look into finding an early warning system for viral outbreaks…

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Affordable Wastewater Treatment Using Microbial Fuel Cells

Pollution has been a persistent threat to our water supply for many years and despite our best efforts in cleaning wastewater, more innovations need to be developed for more pervasive and affordable wastewater treatment methods to have a positive impact on the environment. One source of pollution comes from agricultural farms that can dump vast…

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Recycling Wastewater Algae into Useful By-Products and Fighting Algal Blooms

World leaders agree that the availability of fresh water is a major concern in attaining a sustainable ecosystem. The rise of water pollution due to industrialization and rapid economic growth threatens the quality of water resources in many parts of the globe. When household or industrial residues such as nitrogen and phosphorus in wastewater are…

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Innovative Odour Elimination Technology for Wastewater Plants

Silicon Valley has long been the birthplace of many of the technologies we use today, so it only seemed fitting that a wastewater treatment plant in the area tapped into the power of technology to tackle an age-old problem in wastewater management: odour. The Silicon Valley Clean Water treatment plant needed an odour elimination technology….

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Improving Wastewater Treatment Using Wastewater Ultrasound Technology

Wastewater treatment has used a wide range of technologies through the years to streamline its process of converting sewage into biosolids and clean water. One novel approach that is being utilized lately is with the use of wastewater ultrasound technology. These high intensity sound waves are applied to sewage to promote hydrolysis during sludge treatment….

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De-Clogging Sludge Debris in Wastewater Plants

One of the main fixtures of any water treatment facility are progressive cavity (PC) pumps or screw pumps. These are important for propelling sewage sludge from the source and transporting it to the plant for treatment. It is useful for transporting viscous and abrasive fluids, making it ideal for thickened liquids like waste activated sludge….

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Using Biosolids to Reclaim an Alberta Coal Mine

The City of Edmonton is embarking on an ambitious project to rehabilitate the landscape around an Alberta coal mine and turn it into thriving field of willows using biosolids. The Paintearth is an Alberta coal mine is near the village of Forestburg which is located 180 kilometres southeast of Edmonton. This is where they plan…

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Biosolids Help Increase Nitrogen Bioavailability in Urban Soils

As the human population continues to grow, so has its effect on climate change. The impact of this increased human activity on urban soils has become the focus of researchers to determine if urban soils can be utilised for sustainable plant growth that can alleviate some of the effects of climate change. Researchers are studying…

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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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