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Australia Turns Biosolids Into Renewable Energy

As an old saying goes, “One man’s garbage is another man’s gold.” This couldn’t be truer in the case of biosolids. For years, biosolids, a byproduct of the treatment of wastewater, has been processed into fertilizers that provide nutrient rich material that invigorates croplands and fields. Now, a new process is being developed in Australia…

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Triclosan is often used in personal and household cleaning products to improve their efficacy in controlling and eliminating bacteria. This has resulted in the chemical compound finding its way into municipal wastewater. If the removal of triclosan from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) is incomplete it may spread into biosolids that are being used as fertilizers….

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