"Biosolids Hydrolysis Process and High Solids Liquid Fertilizer Reduces Land Application Costs and Complies with Nutrient Management Regulations" co-author, D. Garvey, B. Mullin, M. Dougherty, J. Belcastro; September 27, 2016.


"Conforming Biosolids Use with Nutrient Management Planning Practices in Pennsylvania."  Author and presenter, MABA Workshop; July 18, 2013.


"Building Public Support for Biosolids Management Activities" (What's a Biosolids Manager To Do?) author and presenter, New Jersey Water Environment Conference; May 11, 2011.


"Hybrid Poplars Revegetate Coal Mined Lands" by Randy Lindenmuth, Lehigh Engineering, Inc. and Diane Garvey, Garvery Resources, Inc. ; MABA Quarterly Newsletter, Volume 12, Issue 1: July, 2009.

"Overview of Biosolids Management Planning" author and presenter, WEF Annual Residuals and Biosolids Specialty Conference, preconference workshop, "An Economic Framework for Evaluating Biosolids Management Alternatives"April, 2008 and WERF WEB Seminar May, 2008


"Demonstrating Deep Row Placement of Biosolids in Coal Mine Land Reclamation" co-author, AWWA/WEF Joint Residuals and Biosolids Management Conference, Denver, CO, 2007


"Overview of Biosolids Management Planning: Opportunities for New Directions"
WERF/WEF Preconference Workshop, "Biosolids Cost Benefit Analysis" Dallas,
TX. Oct 21, 2006.


"Building Public Support for Biosolids Recycling" WEF/AWWA Joint Residuals and Biosolids Management Conference, April 2005 and PA Water Environment Association Annual Conference. June, 2004


"Emerging Class A Technologies" presented at the 75th Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, State College, Pennsylvania, June 2003.


"Class A Technologies for Normal Size Wastewater Treatment Plants" Presented at the NJ Water Environment Annual Conference. May, 2003


"Mine Land Reclamation Using Biosolids" Presentation to the PA Mining and Reclamation Advisory Board, Nov 2002


"Biosolids Management Training." Approved for PennVest Training Credits. Sponsored by Pennsylvania Rural Water Association. October, 2002 and March 2004


"Centrifuge or Belt Press? Odor Control May Be the Pivotal Factor." Co Author with Robert Leber, Abington Twp WWTP, 14th Annual Residuals and Biosolids Management Conference March 2000, Boston MA, Sponsored by WEF/NEBRA/NEWEA

"Phosphorus Control and Biosolids Recycling." in Biocycle Journal of Composting & Recycling, September, 1998.


"Biosolids Corner" author of bimonthly column published in the Water Quality Manager the magazine of the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association, 1996-present.


"Biosolids Laboratory and Record keeping." Seminar Instructor, sponsored by the Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, March 12, 1996.


"Beneficial Use of Wastewater Residuals." a written contribution for Water Environment Federations Technical Practice Committee, 1994.


"Biosolids - On the Road to Compliance." Seminar Moderator, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association's Biosolids Committee and Personnel Advancement Committee, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, March 9, 1994.


"Sludge Disposal Trends Around the Globe." co authored with C. Guarino and R. Davis, in WATER/Engineering & Management, December 1993.


"Pragmatic Utility Responses to Part 503." Water Pollution Control Association of Pennsylvania, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1993.


"A Survey of Worldwide Sludge Management Practices." presented at a Sludge 2000 Conference in Cambridge, England, sponsored by the Anglican Water Authority, 1992.

"Roots of Public Opposition Discovered." in Water Pollution Control Association Magazine, November/December 1991.


"Sludge Management Planning in Pennsylvania." presented at Three 1-Day Workshops across Pennsylvania, sponsored by the Water Pollution Control Association of Pennsylvania, Government Affairs Committee and Member Sections, November 19, 20, and 21, 1991.


"Sewage Sludge Utilization at a Superfund Site: From Financial Liability to Business Venture." co-Authored with P. Donovan, presented at the Joint AWWA-WEF (formerly the WPCF) Residuals Management Conference, Durham, North Carolina, August 12, 1991.


"Project Purgatory for Sludge Management." presented at the Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Conference, and in Water Pollution Control Association Magazine, 1990.


"The Effect of Federal Regulations on Disposal of Sewage Sludge in Pennsylvania." presented to the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 1990.


"Impact of Proposed Federal Regulations on Sludge Generators in Pennsylvania." in PMAA Magazine, 1989, and presented to the Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Association, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1990.


"Proposed Sludge Regulations to Impact Your Plant." presented at the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association, September 1989.


"Case Studies of Beneficial Utilization of Sludge in the Northeast United States." presented at the Water Pollution Control Federation Preconference Workshop, San Francisco, 1989.


"Sludge Thickening Optimization." Preliminary Design Report, March 1988.

"Sludge Disposal Thinking Similar in UK, US." co-Authored with J. Davis, WATER/Engineering & Management, December 1986.


"Co-Composting MSW and Municipal Sludge." co-authored with C.F. Guarino, presented at Arizona Water Pollution Control Association (WPCA), Lake Havasu, 1985.


"Sludge Gas Utilization Alternatives." presented to the Board of Lower Bucks Joint Municipal Authority, Pennsylvania, February 1985.


"Monitoring of the Eweson Digester." report presented at Township Meetings in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, 1984 and 1985.


"The Privatization of Municipal Sludge Incinerators." presented at the Annual Water Pollution Control Association of Pennsylvania, Penn State, August 1984.

"Philadelphia Water Department Congressional Testimony Concerning Municipal Sewage Sludge Management." presented in Washington, D.C., March 1984.


"Ecorock - The Sludge Residue Fusion Process." presented at the American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental Engineering Annual Conference, Boulder, Colorado, July 1983.


"Philadelphia's Multifaceted Sludge Management Program." presented at the Symposium of Municipal Wastewater and Sludge for Land Reclamation and Biomass Production, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 1980.




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