Biosolids Mission Statement:
The mission of the Biosolids Committee is to promote education, networking and sound public policy in the field of biosolids while advocating proper management of biosolids by utilities, haulers, land appliers and other biosolids end users. Every year the Biosolids Committee develops in-person technical education seminars. The Committee wil also provide educational content with the assistance of the local Chapters at their Quarterly Networking events throughout the year. In addition, the committee routinely conducts conference calls to keep their membership informed. The committee also coordinates with the WEF Residuals and Biosolids Committee to disseminate national information to local members. Our membership includes the environmental professionals and organizations that produce, treat, test, consult on, and manage most of the region’s biosolids and other large volume recyclable organic residuals. Together we advocate for biosolids issues, management and education in Florida.
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|Test Your Biosolids Management Knowledge|
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|Sludge Hauling: Lessons Learned|
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|Biosolids Dewatering Alternatives for Orange County|
Dewatering is a critical step in biosolids processing. Producing a drier biosolids cake can result in a significant cost savings to many of the utilities in central Florida that rely on contract hauling and land application of their biosolids. Belt filter presses have long been the dewatering technology of choice... Read More
Manuel Moncholí, PhD, P.E.
Tony Pevec, P.E., B.C.E.E.
Freese and Nickels
|Vice Chair |
George Dick, P.E.
Brown & Caldwell
Alexander Krämer | Chair FWEA SE Chapter
currently managed by A. Krämer
Mark your calendars for September 14th! The FWEA Biosolids Committee is thrilled to announce that we're hosting our much-awaited Annual Biosolids Technical Seminar at the EpiCenter, St. Petersburg College.
Countless hours of dedication from our passionate Committee and volunteers have gone into curating a program that's both engaging and enriching. We're ecstatic to bring you a day filled with insights, knowledge, and networking opportunities that you won't want to miss.
A big shoutout to our esteemed lineup of highly decorated and experienced speakers who are set to make this event truly exceptional. Their expertise promises to illuminate the latest trends and advancements in the field of biosolids.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has contributed to bringing this outstanding program to life. Your support has been instrumental in ensuring that we deliver top-notch content to our valued members.
For those unable to attend in person, worry not! We've got you covered. The Committee will be broadcasting the presentations live via the FWEA GoToWebinar platform. You can tune in from anywhere and not miss out on the valuable insights our speakers have to offer.
Whether you're joining us in person at the EpiCenter or virtually through the web, we're eagerly looking forward to connecting with each one of you. Let's make this seminar an event to remember, together!
Stay tuned for more updates and details as the date approaches. See you there! #FWEABiosolidsSeminar2023