Category Archives: disposal of biosolids

Triclosan in Biosolids – No Cause for Concern

In recent years, there has been much concern and scrutiny regarding the microconstituents found in biosolids and whether or not they present a human health risk.  Several research projects have focused on one type of microconstituent – antimicrobial compounds.  In … Continue reading

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Top Soil Blending with EQ Biosolids

Recent enforcement action by PADEP against a biosolids processor and topsoil blender using Exceptional Quality (EQ) biosolids warrants review of State and Federal regulations, as well as interpretation of the regulations and permit conditions. One little known regulatory interpretation in … 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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Anticipated Revisions to Federal Standards for Biosolids Land Application (40CFR Part503)

For years we have been hearing from EPA that Class A pathogen reduction Alternatives 3 and 4 will be “going away.”  EPA scientists are concerned that the current analytical procedures are not rigorous enough to identify helminth ova and enteric … Continue reading

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WEF Residuals and Biosolids Conference 2012

Look for Diane Garvey at WEF’s 26th Annual Residuals and Biosolids Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina from March 25 to 28.  In particular, Diane will be attending Workshop C on Sunday, March 25th.  This workshop is entitled, “Why Develop a … 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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European E. coli Outbreak and the Implications for the Biosolids Sector

An outbreak of illnesses in Northern Germany caused by a new strain of E. coli has made 1800 people sick with 18 deaths.   The New York Times stated that “the outbreak has been particularly virulent because it has led to … Continue reading

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Innovative Land Application Project Using Hybrid Poplars

In response to an RFP to the Philadelphia Water Department, Garvey Resources assisted in the development and preparation of a proposal and test plots using Class B biosolids in establishing a tree farm on mined land in need of reclamation. … Continue reading

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Farmers Say, “Hoorah for Class A!”

Recently, several wastewater treatment plants have asked Garvey Resources to find suitable farmers who could benefit by utilizing Exceptional Quality, Class A biosolids as a fertilizer.  Our outreach campaign to the farmers has resulted in a great deal of enthusiasm from them about using … Continue reading

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