Category 'Biosolids'


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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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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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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Benefits of Thermal Hydrolysis in Producing High Quality Biosolids and Biogas Production

The primary objective of wastewater treatment is to process domestic sludge before recycling it into productive materials such as fertilizers or feeding it back into the water system. Based on the wastewater quality, biosolids are classified into Class A and Class B. Class A is a type of sterilized sludge that is used for land…

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Innovations in Wastewater Treatment: Liquid Gated Membranes

A team from the University of Waterloo and Northeastern University have collaborated with Wyss Institute to find a biological solution for wastewater filtration and further innovations in wastewater treatment. Conducted at Harvard University, the study wanted to compare the effectiveness of a standard filter and a liquid-gated membrane filter in terms of pressure requirements and…

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UK Treating Wastewater with Smart Bugs

UK Treating Wastewater with Smart Bugs

December 21, 2018 | Under Biosolids | Posted by | No Comments

If there is one thing that makes treating wastewater challenging, is controlling the noxious odours caused by ammonia. Ammonia is the by product of the breakdown of animal and vegetable matter and is what gives organic waste its unpleasant smell. But a new study in the United Kingdom may offer a possible solution for this…

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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

Biosolids Can Help Mitigate Climate Change

November 30, 2018 | Under Biosolids | Posted by | No Comments

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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