Category 'Biosolids'


Canadian Researchers Address Biosolids Concerns

The use of treated sewage sludge as fertilizer for agriculture has caused significant controversy due to concerns that chemical and biological contaminants are present in these materials. Four Canadian professors and water experts issued a statement to dispel the danger of biosolids. The response comes from Dr. Paul Sibley from the University of Guelph, Dr….

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Climate Change and Biosolids Management

Climate Change and Biosolids Management

November 2, 2017 | Under Biosolids | Posted by | No Comments

Climate change is considered a grave threat and immediate steps must be taken to mitigate its damaging effects. Canadian Prime Minister Justine Trudeau has made combating battling climate change a top priority since his election in 2015. Ontario Climate Change Initiatives According to the Ontario Climate Change Study paper “Climate change is defined as any…

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Benefits of Biosolids as Fertilizer

Benefits of Biosolids as Fertilizer

October 16, 2017 | Under Biosolids | Posted by | No Comments

Crops require essential nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous which can be derived from biosolids. Organic matter found in biosolids enhances moisture retention, soil structure, permeability, reduces wind and water erosion, and enhances the uptake of plant nutrients. It also improves soil fertility, offsetting the need for commercial fertilizers. Biosolids need to be sampled and…

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