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.

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

Tony Pevec, P.E., B.C.E.E.
Freese and Nickels
Alexander Kraemer
Thermal Process Systems, Inc.
Vice Chair
Blake Merrell
Merrell Bros
Nanditha Ahuja
Hazen and Sawyer
PCOC Liaison
Tung Nguyen
YP Liaison
George Dick 

Committee members may download meeting minutes and other documents HERE