Category 'Biosolids'


Environmental Benefits of Biogas in Combating Climate Change

There are several benefits of biogas that can help Canadians protect the environment and mitigate climate change. It is a critical resource with many uses, from generating renewable energy, reducing solid wastes, managing nutrients, reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) to mitigating pollution risks. Greenhouse gases have always been a concern because of its contribution to climate…

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The City of Windsor is Looking for Solutions to Deal with Organic Wastes

The City of Windsor in Ontario produces around 55,000 tonnes of residential garbage that gets sent to landfills every year, of which about 16,500 tonnes of that is organic material. The city decided to set a 2025 deadline where it will start curbside collection of residents’ food scraps and other organic wastes as part of…

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Recycled Biosolids for More Eco-Friendly Brick Production

Australia has been finding ways to expand the use of recycled biosolids as it deals with ever-increasing volumes due to the country’s growing population. In 2017, it was estimated that 6% of the biosolids produced, or approximately 20,000 tonnes were either sent to landfills, stockpiled or discharged into the ocean. Abbas Mohajerani, and Associate Professor…

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Future of Biosolids Technology – Extracting Hydrogen From Sludge

The future of biosolids technology continues to unfold with new discoveries and techniques that can harness the potential of this wastewater by-product. Researchers from around the world continue to look for ways to improve biosolids technology to produce practical products from it. This abundant resource, if not recycled properly, will have a negative impact on…

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Improving Biosolids Management with Quality Organic Additives

Improving biosolids management has been key in maximizing the true potential of using biosolids for plant growth. Given the large volumes of sewer water that treatment plants receive from towns and cities around the world, improving biosolids management to sustainably replace chemical fertilizers is more important than ever. Scientists worldwide have poured their efforts into…

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Optimizing Production Of Methane From Biosolids

For years, restaurant wastewater has caused problems with sewage systems because of the accumulation of fat, oil and grease (FOG) that can clog pipes. These “fatbergs” can damage water sewage networks resulting in increased costs because of the need for declogging and repair operations. A group of researchers from North Carolina State University are focusing…

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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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