Category 'Biosolids'


Factors to Consider in Developing a Successful Biosolids Management Program

A sound biosolids management program is necessary to ensure a healthy citizenry and a safe environment. The local government must work with the community in developing strategies for the collection, disposal and recycling of domestic waste. Municipal wastewater, when properly processed and treated in a treatment facility, can be recycled into biosolids and applied to…

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Advantages of Biosolids in Improving Crop Nutrition

Biosolids can play a key role in providing cheap organic fertilizer for agriculture, yet a significant portion of municipal sludge that is not reused as biosolids are disposed of in landfills. Failure to recognize the advantages of biosolids as a natural soil enhancer not only translates to wasted resources but has resulted in the filling…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Biosolids Safety

The use of biosolids on agricultural land has many proven benefits. However, strict guidelines must be followed in order to protect human health and the environment. In Canada, The Ministry of Environment (MOE) sets the criteria before biosolids are considered suitable for farming. The exact location where the biosolids will be spread must also be…

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Mitigating Pathogens in Sludge and Biosolids

Fecal matter found in sludge and biosolids have been used as fertilizer for agriculture for many years. But before it is applied, it must pass strict regulatory guidelines to limit the number of coliform organisms or pathogens in sludge. This is important because if these biosolids are not treated properly, it could contaminate crops and…

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Sewage Treatment Odour Control Using Metal Salts

The most difficult challenge facing any water treatment facility is sewage treatment odour control. Whatever benefits the plant may bring are often overshadowed by the stigma of the odours it emits. Even government regulations cannot properly determine the performance indicators needed to make these plants neighborhood friendly. These odours could waft into parks and other…

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Environmental Benefits of Biosolids

Environmental Benefits of Biosolids

April 11, 2018 | Under Biosolids | Posted by | No Comments

The advantages of biosolids in agriculture are clear. They are naturally abundant in nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus that help farmers enrich the soil without the use of chemical fertilizers. Because they contain organic matter, they are less water soluble and the nutrients are less likely to leach into groundwater or be easily washed…

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Manuring in Agriculture: Ontario’s New Management Program

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) recently implemented a program to improve its manuring in agriculture efforts and enhance soil health. The program would make a significant investment in qualified nutrient applicators to enhance their systems by offering a 60% cost-sharing scheme which maxes out at $25,000. Wastewater from household and industrial sources…

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Drawing up a Dewatering Management Plan: 4 Ways to Dewater Sludge

Sludge, or the accumulation of waste products that end up in the sewage, contains a considerable amount of water. Before any form of sewage treatment or disposal of waste takes place, water must first be removed from the sludge. Thus, a dewatering management plan is key to the effective treatment of sewage and production of…

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Dispelling Biosolids Human Waste Fertilizer Dangers

In Canada and the United States, biosolids recycling is seen as an environmentally sound and affordable method for managing wastewater. When done according to stringent regulations, biosolids can help communities protect the environment by providing a safe source of organic fertilizers. In Ontario, sewage sludge is required by law to be pre-treated in accordance with…

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Different Sewage Sludge Treatment Methods

Various sewage sludge treatment methods are cost-effective solutions to enriching agricultural lands. Organic matter known as biosolids that are recovered from wastewater and sewage sludge are rich in nitrogen and phosphorus, as well as other valuable micronutrients. However, to ensure safety and viability of biosolids, they must first undergo various sewage sludge treatment methods. There…

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