biosolid


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biosolid

[¦bī·ō‚säl·əd]
(civil engineering)
A recyclable, primarily organic solid material produced by wastewater treatment processes.
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The Tohopekaliga Water Authority (Authority) invites qualified companies to submit Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) to provide services for biosolids disposal and/or beneficial reuse.
This report on Global Biosolids Market elucidates the situation of biosolids around the world and studies the markets of the biosolids' applications which include Fertilizer, Forestry, Land reclamation, Landscaping and Energy recovery among others.
Now, research by an Agricultural Research Service scientist is helping to clarify the long-term effects that biosolid amendments can have on some soil types--and how the amendments could affect crop production.
Communities are often concerned about whether the use of biosolid fertilizers could lead to migration of bacteria and viruses away from the site of application, for instance in aerosols carried by air currents or by movement of pathogens through soil and into groundwater.
Land application of biosolids has received increased attention in the last two decades due to the ability of biosolids to replenish reduced soil organic matter, supply nutrients--mainly nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) and some essential micronutrients, such as zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu)--to plants, improve soil structure and water-holding capacity, and have beneficial effects on microbial biomass and activity (Eriksen et al.
Most cities in Arkansas treat sewage and dispose of it as either a Class B biosolid or as sludge, both of which the Environmental Protection Agency regulates carefully because they still contain the pathogens that a Class A system's kiln would cook to death.
Eco Sciences has now agreed to accept investors that would like to help install the SolarOrganite[R] Drying-Pasteurization Regional Biosolids Management Facility and make big profits for years and years.
This is the second time the biosolids project has been recognized.
Most of the N in biosolids is in the organic form, which is not immediately available to plants; however, over time, organic N is converted to mineral N (N[O.
The biosolids generated create a significant volume of wet-solid waste that must be disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner," Tran said.
Scientists at the CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment are using the Australian Synchrotron to develop a way of turning biosolids from urban sewage into a safe nutrient source for farm soils.
In 2002 the National Research Council (NRC) committee on toxicants and pathogens in biosolids applied to land found that adequate information is not available on human exposures from land application of sewage sludge, and recommended response investigations, exposure assessments, and epidemiologic studies (National Research Council [NRC], 2002).