Category Archives: beneficial use

Investigative Reporter “Discovers” Biosolids!

The Mid Atlantic Biosolids Association (MABA) recently reported on a three-part, “so-that’s-how-it’s-done!”  video presentation outlining the cycle of human waste management in New York City.  The video, produced by VICE Media LLC, is entitled, “You Don’t Know S…,” and tracks … Continue reading

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Land Applier’s Compliance Checklist

If you are a biosolids manager who land applies biosolids to farmland, or utilizes a contractor to land apply your biosolids, the spring is a great time to check for compliance.  The following is not a complete list, but it … Continue reading

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An Update on Regrowth, Odors, and Sudden Increase in Biosolids Research

Recently, a WERF-sponsored research study addressed the challenge of developing effective ways for utilities to manage the issues of regrowth, odors, and sudden increase (ROSI) of indicator and pathogenic bacteria in biosolids.  A draft of the study’s final report entitled, … Continue reading

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REGULATORY ALERT

There has been a shift in how PADEP is implementing the biosolids land application program.  Due to Act 38, related to manure management, this will affect both wastewater treatment plant managers and farmers who land apply biosolids. What will these … Continue reading

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Nutrient Management Training

Laura Ball, a Research Assistant at Garvey Resources, Inc., is shown here with Dr. Douglas Beegle at a PA Nutrient Management Training Course. Dr. Beegle is a Distinguished Professor of Agronomy at Penn State University.  The two-day training program on … Continue reading

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Cinderella Fuel

President Obama has set an energy goal for the United States.  In his recent State of the Union Address, he declared that, by 2035, 80% of America’s electricity is to come from clean energy sources.  As part of his “Win … Continue reading

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SEWAGE SLUDGE INCINERATION – Regulatory Changes on the Horizon

At WEFTEC 2011 there was a meeting of the residuals and biosolids committee.  One topic of discussion was the new Sewage Sludge Incineration (SSI) regulations that are pending at EPA. WEF and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) … Continue reading

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