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Diane will be presenting at three upcoming events in September:
EPWPCOA Meeting and Trade Show in Leesport, PA
Friday, September 16, 2016
The title of the presentation is: “The Phosphorus Index and the Impact on Land Application of Exceptional Quality and Class B Biosolids.”
The conditions of the General Permits for Land Application will be revised and reissued in April 2017 to include an evaluation of each field for the Phosphorus Index. This presentation will evaluate the impacts of this change and provide recommendations to prepare for these new regulatory requirements.
WEFTEC 2016 – Technical Exhibition and Conference in New Orleans
Technical Session #410, “Sludge Hydrolysis,” Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 2 PM
This will be a presentation of a paper written by Diane Garvey et. al. entitled, “Hydrolysis Process and High Solids Liquid Fertilizer Reduce Land Application Costs & Complies with Nutrient Management Regulations”
The Issue: With the growing interest in Resource Recovery, many biosolids producers are keen to continue to
recover the nutrients and organics in their biosolids through land application to agricultural lands. The traditional land application of dewatered biosolids, however, often raises concerns from
regulators and the public about odors, dust and nutrient run-off. In addition, newly implemented or soon to be implemented Nutrient Management Regulations in each state will limit how much and where
biosolids may be used in agriculture.
The Solution: Over the last 8 years a number of biosolids producers in Canada have made use of a biosolids hydrolysis process to overcome stakeholder concerns. This process produces a high solids EQ biosolids liquid that can be land applied in a way that offers a number of benefits to the ratepayer, the public, environmental regulators, and the farmer.
EPWPCOA Event “Beneficial Use of Biosolids in Mine Reclamation” in St. Clair, PA
Session entitled “General Permitting for Beneficial Use” on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 10:45 AM
This presentation will cover the process of General Permitting for the Beneficial Use of Biosolids, including the requirements for biosolids quality, preparation of sampling plans for biosolids permitting, and the preparation of Biosolids Quality Enhancement Plans for use in the Land Application and Beneficial Use of Biosolids.
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For more information on any of the above topics, please contact Diane Garvey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-362-4444.