Many people have questions about biosolids—what it is, where it came from, how it is being used, and how it can benefit the communities. They want to know how biosolids are being produced, tested, and used. But the misconceptions about biosolids are being led by the lack of information about them. People don’t know what they are and how beneficial they are to the community and to the environment.
Here are the best ways to learn about biosolids and appreciate how they benefit each community:
If you are still in the university, there are many avenues for you to learn about biosolids. The environment departments and committees, of course, would be open to discuss the benefits of biosolids with you. There are many professors in the science and public management units that would be happy to explain the concept of biosolids, too.
Of course, there are countless hours you can spend in the library, reading books and journals about the topic. But remember, biosolids are a fairly new concept and it has only been around the past decade.
You can research about it using the internet. The world wide web is a treasure trove of information about biosolids. You can find useful information about biosolids in the various websites of the states and the different agencies covering the topic. You should also do a research about wastewater treatment plants because these are where everything starts.
What you see as biosolids are products of treatment facilities. This information is readily available on the internet through journals, papers, the copy of the EPA guidelines on biosolids, and various blogs and news articles.
Find the experts about biosolids. You’ll have to visit the US EPA to get to know who’s running the show when it comes to biosolids management, but that would be a worthwhile visit because you’ll learn a lot from the experts.
You should do an interview of people who manage treatment facilities and waste management plants because they are the ones who handle the treatment of the biosolids firsthand.
Without the proper knowledge and information about biosolids, the misconceptions will continue. That is why it is important that the treatment and the production process be taught in schools, so the information dissemination will start at an early age.
By the time these kids graduate from school and live in the real world, they would have a good grasp of what it takes to save the environment through waste management.