Category 'Biosolids'


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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Common Techniques in Wastewater Odour Control

The main goal of proper wastewater treatment is to keep sewage sludge disposal safe for human health and ensure minimal negative effect on the environment. Wastewater odour control was not an issue until communities started developing near treatment facilities. Complaints started flooding wastewater treatment plant managers who were pressured to quickly address the problem. Thus,…

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Business Opportunities in Sewage Sludge

Business Opportunities in Sewage Sludge

February 8, 2018 | Under Biosolids | Posted by | No Comments

Canada is known for its water with its abundance of rivers, lakes, and three oceans. It is also home to the largest fresh water lakes in the world. But when it comes to wastewater, most Canadians flush the toilet not thinking about where it all ends up. There are many innovative companies that are now…

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Enhancing Biosolids Drying Through Solar Thermal Applications

The use of the sun for drying biosolids has been a time-tested method to reduce water and pathogen content. Biosolids are traditionally spread out over an open drying bed while the sun naturally dries them and reduces water content. However, the odour this process produces has made it difficult to manage in dense urban environments….

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Challenges and Sustainability of Biosolids Management

In today’s tough economic climate, biosolids management faces new challenges in keeping their process not only sustainable but also cost effective. Increased public scrutiny and changing regulations have reduced the options for disposal making biosolids management a more complex task. In the US, biosolids management may differ from state to state. In California, for example,…

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Fertilizer Runoff and Lake Erie’s Dead Zone

Algae blooms have been increasing in number on Lake Erie for the past few years as a result of man-made causes and climate change. This problem has affected both the United States and Canada, which are on either side of Lake Erie: 11 million people rely on the lake for drinking water. This phenomenon is…

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Ensuring the Safety of Biosolids Utilization in Ontario Farmlands

Throughout much of civilization, manure has been used as fertilizer in agricultural farmlands for many centuries. In the early 1900s, farmers in the United States began utilizing sewage wastewater to improve soil fertility. As technological advances in the field improved, researchers began to recognize the valuable nutrients that can be derived from treated sewage sludge….

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