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Recommended Practices For Land Application of Biosolids

Biosolids are basically categorized into three classifications—Class A EQ, Class A, and Class B. The difference would be on the level of pathogens present in the biosolids produced, but all three are safe to be applied on agricultural land, farmlands, ranches, gardens, etc., especially Class A EQ and Class A biosolids. But before the application […]

Using Lime Stabilization For Biosolids

There are many processes and treatments that wastewater sludge goes through to come out with biosolids, which can then be used for land application on agricultural lands, ranches, forestlands, farms, and even gardens. One of the most popular treatment being used is lime stabilization—a process regulated and sanctioned by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). […]

Facing The Challenges of Biosolids

Although biosolids have proven itself to be the safest alternative to chemical fertilizers (in fact, they are safer than commercial-grade fertilizers) when it comes to boosting the growth of crops, vegetation, fruits, and many others, there are still a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings about its uses and benefits. Since time immemorial, biosolids, in whatever […]

How Biosolids Differ From Other Fertilizers

Oftentimes, we hear that people are much more comfortable knowing that the food they eat grew in soils enriched by chemical fertilizers and manure-based fertilizers even if they could choose from a variety of organic food that came from lands fertilized by biosolids. There seems to be a disconnect between what people want—safe food—and how […]

The Regulation of Pathogens in Biosolids

The reason why biosolids are being considered safer than other kinds of fertilizer is because of the low presence or the absolute absence of pathogens in it. Pathogens, by definition, are bacteria, virus, or other microorganisms that can cause disease. In the oldest and broadest sense, it is anything that can produce a disease. This […]