What are Biosolids?

Biosolids are the primarily organic material produced during municipal waste water treatment that can be beneficially utilized.

 

The interest in biosolids resulted from the "green movement" of the 1960's. Prior to that time raw sewage was dumped into our waterways.

 

Today, many wastewater treatment plants turn sludge into safe, quality-controlled product called known as biosolids.  This product can be used as a fertilizer since the nutrients in biosolids are in organic form and are released slowly as the crops need them.

 

In some instances, it can also be used as a fuel. 

 

To learn more visit:

http://www.agronomy.psu.edu/Extension/ESI.html

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/1998/980518.htm

http://www.cmcmua.com

https://www.dcwater.com/biosolids

http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/97463.html

http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/materials_minerals_pdf/facts.pdf

http://www.dep.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/wr/Information/SWDInfo/Pages/SurfaceWaterDischargesBiosolids.aspx

http://ext.vt.edu/natural-resources/biosolids.html

http://www.mabiosolids.org/index.asp

http://www.mde.state.md.us/programs/Land/RMP/Pages/index.aspx

http://www.mdrecycles.org

https://www.nebiosolids.org/

http://www.nmwda.org

http://www.nwbiosolids.org/

http://www.phila.gov/water/

http://www.state.nj.us/dep/dwq/sludge.htm

http://www.uaja.com/compost/compost.htm

http://www.virginiabiosolids.com/

 

Here are some videos discussing Biosolids:

Water Resource Recovery Facility 3D Virtual Tour

Water Environment Foundation

Biosolids Beneficial Reuse Program

City of Santa Rosa, CA

Watch it Grow! Biosolids Fertilizer

Resource Management, Inc

North Davis Sewer District Biosolids Process Expansion

MWH Global

Creating A Valuable Product - Biosolids

City of Los Angeles, CA

Fertilizing With Biosolids: Building Soil, Better Crops

King County

How Loop Biosolids Are Made

King County

Healthy, Productive Soil and Biosolids

King County

Sustainable Forestry & Biosolids in the Mountains to Sound Greenway

King County

Biosolids to Agriculture: Acting Locally, Responding Globally

John Paul, PhD Pag

Cambi Biosolids Animation

CAMBITHP

WBE

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WOSB

FEDERALLY CERTIFIED WOMEN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS

Nutrient Management Planning Specialist

Odor Management Planning Specialist

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Biosolids Blog

Keep informed about the latest biosolids news and trends by following Diane Garvey's Biosolids Blog.

 

Diane's most recent post is entitled, "PA's Legislative Budget and Finance Committee Recommends Odor Management Plans."

News & Events

Diane Garvey was recently awarded the David A. Long Memorial Educational Service Award by the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association!

 

This award was established in honor of Dr. David A. Long in recognition of his lifelong service and dedication toward the education and training of wastewater and water treatment plant operators and environmental professionals.

 

This award is presented to individuals who distinguish themselves through their efforts and contributions to the education of water quality professionals.

DC Water has launched its new branded biosolids product: BLOOM. And you can learn about this project at the new website: 

bloomsoil.com.

 

 

For more information on any of the above topics, please contact Diane Garvey at diane@garveyresources.com or call 215-362-4444.

Garvey Resources was a partner in the development of the Rodale Institute's Water Purification ECO-Center.  Read about it on our Biosolids Blog.

Rodale Institute ECO-Center and wetland.

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We invite you to call or e-mail us today to discuss optimizing your biosolids program.

 

For answers to your questions or to schedule an appointment, please call: 

215-362-4444

 

Or send us an email at info@garveyresources.com.