Category 'Biosolids'


Red Tide Worsens in Florida

Red Tide Worsens in Florida

November 20, 2018 | Under Biosolids | Posted by | No Comments

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

Fast Facts About Biosolids Fertilizers

November 13, 2018 | Under Biosolids | Posted by | No Comments

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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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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Anaerobic Co-digestion (AcoD) Turns Biosolids to Renewable Energy

With renewable energy gaining more traction in the race to replace fossil fuels, one alternative source comes from biogas. What makes biogas a viable option is that it can be processed from biosolids, however, some challenges remain. Biosolids alone are not enough to provide the higher yield rates needed to make biogas production more commercially…

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Biosolids Rehabilitate Areas Damaged by Mining

One of the unfortunate consequences of mining is that the land that is left after all the minerals have been extracted is usually no longer fit for vegetative growth. For decades mining companies have tried to find ways to rehabilitate these tailings or mine dumps and regreen them. One possible solution came in the form…

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Metro Vancouver Finds New Uses for Biosolids

Biosolids, a sewage treatment by-product, have long been used as fertilizer for agricultural lands because of its rich nutrient content. However, with the increasing waste that comes with a growing population, alternative uses for biosolids have been explored by the city of Vancouver. In 2015, the region’s five wastewater treatment plants produced 51,967 tonnes of…

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Benefits of Biosolids Composting

Benefits of Biosolids Composting

August 10, 2018 | Under Biosolids | Posted by | No Comments

Wastewater is generated by households, commercial businesses, and the industrial sector. It must undergo treatment before it is deemed safe to be discharged into water systems. Biosolids are a by-product of this process. They are primarily organic materials that can be recycled into fertilizers or used as soil amendment. Although biosolids regulations in different Canadian…

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How are Wastewater and Biosolids Managed in the Niagara Region?

Wastewater from household and industrial facilities yield primarily organic by-products known as biosolids. Biosolids possess many beneficial qualities that render them as useful for agriculture and alternative energy production. They contain nutrients that improve the soil quality and also have fuel properties that can be used to generate energy. Biosolids are analyzed and regulated to…

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