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Gardening With Biosolids: Is It Safe?

Many experts advocate the use of biosolids in home gardening because of the natural nutrients that it contains. However, there are still those who look at it with disdain and reject the benefits that it offers because they believe it contains harmful toxins, so it shouldn’t be used around edibles. This view is antiquated, though, […]

Key Factors In Reducing Odor In Biosolids Production

Most treatment and disposal processes of biosolids for environmental management are regulated and are subject to compliance to the rules and regulations set by governing agencies. However, such regulations and rules are not applicable to the reduction of odor in biosolids production. There is no regulated process that is required to be used for the […]

Recovering Energy From Biosolids

There’s a lot more to waste than it lets on. Aside from water treatment plants being able to turn sewage sludge to biosolids, a form of organic fertilizer, it could also help in producing renewable energy and preserving natural resources and fossil fuels. In the past, waste turned into biosolids are simply disposed in landfills […]

3 Important Environmental Benefits of Biosolids

The fact that there is blinding misconception about biosolids, its use, management, and disposal, primarily because of the impact it has on the environment is an unwarranted and evidence-less hypothesis. While there are many who frown at the use of biosolids in agricultural lands near residential communities, this only stems from the lack of knowledge […]

Stabilization As A Type of Biosolids Treatment Process

Most biosolids undergo some form of treatment on site before they are used or disposed. They must meet regulatory requirements to protect public health and the environment. Every step of the biosolids treatment processes is regulated to ensure that the facilitation, the handling, and the disposal will be safe for the environment and the community. […]

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 […]