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Addressing The Issues of Pathogens And Toxic Chemicals In Biosolids

The various misconceptions we have about the presence of biosolids in our communities create a negative and adverse effects on the government’s plan to shift to biosolids from chemical and commercial-grade fertilizers. The world of biosolids is highly technical and it requires special skills and technical knowledge to be deciphered. Many people understandably don’t have […]

5 Tips For Journalists Covering Biosolids

What reporters and journalists do in creating reports for newspaper, TV, radio, or the internet is very important. They serve as conduits of useful information and help develop the broader understanding of the general public about the topic. Most people don’t even think about biosolids and what they are used for. They simply go through […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Guide To Basic Hygiene Practices For Workers In The Biosolids Industry

Workers who handle wastewater sewage or work in treatment plants that eventually produce biosolids are at greater risk of contracting waterborne diseases. Though facilities try to minimize the harm and the exposure to certain types of contaminants and to directly handling waste, there can be no 100-percent assurance that biosolids workers are protected from illnesses […]

Understanding The Preference For Class A Biosolids

The use of biosolids has been the subject of much debate over the past year mainly because of the many benefits it poses to the environment and to the agricultural land. However, there are still a lot of people who are skeptical about it because of where it comes from. Biosolids is an organic matter […]