Category 'Biosolids'


Improving Niagara Biosolids Processing through Strategic Partnerships

The regional government of Niagara has been developing a plan of improving Niagara biosolids processing and wastewater management, with the help of private enterprise, to adequately service their community. The Niagara Region is a regional municipality which covers an area of approximately 715-square-miles straddling the isthmus between lakes Erie and Ontario. On the eastern border…

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Repurposing Vancouver Biosolids

Repurposing Vancouver Biosolids

November 22, 2019 | Under Biosolids | Posted by | No Comments

The City of Vancouver is setting out on a plan to repurpose Vancouver biosolids that are currently being produced by five wastewater treatment plants. This is in anticipation of population growth and the changing needs of the community. The region’s five wastewater treatment plants have processed more than 450 billion litres of sewage and generated…

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Safely Handling Biosolids

Safely Handling Biosolids

November 14, 2019 | Under Biosolids | Posted by | No Comments

Sewage has always been a perpetual problem for cities today because of the risk it could bring to the health of the community and the environment if proper measures are not taken to manage it appropriately. It is important to develop best practices in safely handling biosolids for workers who come in close contact with…

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Proper Biosolids Management for Human Health and Environmental Sustainability

Biosolids are ubiquitous throughout human civilization. It has constantly been around for centuries and there have been several ways that it was managed in the past. With the steady growth of population comes new challenges to proper biosolids management. One issue is the growing complexity of biosolids composition. Biosolids contain around 70% to 98% water….

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EU Pushing for Balanced Nutrient Levels in Biosolids Farm Fertilizers

The future of food production has increasingly become reliant on the sustainable and natural nutrients provided by biosolids farm fertilizers. Biosolids, which come from sewage effluent, are an abundant source of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus that are key in crop growth. This method of reprocessing waste into usable products is the essence of…

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Sewage Sludge Fertilizer Help Reduce Toxic Cadmium in Soil

Is it possible for sewage sludge fertilizer, otherwise known as biosolids, to help reduce toxic chemicals in agricultural soil? We explore a new study that proves that it is. Vegetables are important part of a healthy diet and are a good source of nutrients, such as potassium, folate (folic acid) and vitamins A and C….

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Biosolids Organic Fertilizer Can Revitalize Urban Soils

The processing of biosolids from wastewater treatment plants have resulted in the production of affordable organic fertilizer which can be used in agriculture to revitalize nutrient deficient soils. Instead of ending up in landfills, biosolids have given farmers a cheap and environment-friendly source of organic fertilizer. Through the years, the process of biosolids production has…

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5 Amazing Uses of Biosolid Waste

5 Amazing Uses of Biosolid Waste

July 22, 2019 | Under Biosolids | Posted by | No Comments

In Canada, the United States and Europe, biosolid waste has been used on agricultural land for more than 30 years. Farms lands have been using biosolids to bring nutrients back to the soil. Below are 5 examples of how biosolid waste can be beneficial to the community and the environment. Biosolids as Agricultural Fertilizer Biosolids…

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Sewage Treatment and Biosolids Management Trends Around Canada

Wastewater effluent is the biggest cause of water pollution Canada. But when sewage sludge is properly treated, it can be a source of nutrient-rich organic materials that can be converted in fertilizer or a source of renewable energy. Here are interesting sewage treatment and biosolids management trends around Canada. Ontario Develops Thermal Hydrolysis Digester Thermal…

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Advantages of Using Biosolids as Agriculture Fertilizer

Wastewater, when it undergoes appropriate treatment, can be recycled into biosolids as agriculture fertilizer to improve and maintain productive soils and stimulate plant growth. Farmers and gardeners have been using biosolids for ages. The controlled land application of biosolids completes a natural cycle in the environment. In addition, by treating sewage sludge, it prevents organic…

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