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.
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Diane will be attending the Mid-Atlantic Biosolids Association Conference on July 18th and 19th.
MABA Summer Technical Symposium in Linthicum Heights, MD
Tuesday, July 18 to Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
Making Connections for Effective Biosolids Management
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:
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