BIOSOLIDS COMMITTEE

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 other year the Biosolids Committee develops technical education seminars. 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.

ANNOUNCING: 2016 Biosolids Fall Seminar - More Information To Come

Biosolids Articles of Interest

 
How Sidestream Phosphate Removal Can Benefit Biosolids Management Programs in Florida
Florida is the nation’s leading producer of phosphorus, but unlike nitrogen, phosphorus is a limited nutrient. The global limitation on raw phosphorous, as well as an increased understanding of nutrient sensitive ecosystems, have sparked the development of systems to recover phosphorous from wastewater treatment plants. An increasingly implemented...  Read More
Test Your Biosolids Management Knowledge
1. Given the following data of $36.51 polymer per dry ton of sludge processed, is this an acceptable cost of polymer usage for a gravity belt thickener (GBT)? Read More
                                                       
Sludge Hauling:  Lessons Learned
As operators and treatment plant managers, we don’t always get involved in contracts involving our facilities. Most contracts are left up to purchasing managers, and if we do get to review them prior to being bid out, it’s the exception rather than the rule. A series of events happened to me, however, that may make... Read More
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



  
Committee Officers
 
Chair
Jody Barksdale
Gresham Smith & Partners
Biosolids Awards Chair
Gary Hammond
Eco Sciences, LLC
Vice Chair
Alexander Kreamer
Veolia
Webmaster
Matthew Love
Wade Trim
Secretary
Janet DeBiasio
City of St. Petersburg
Membership Chair
George Dick
Gresham Smith & Partners













Committee members may download meeting minutes and other documents HERE