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 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.  

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

The FWEA Biosolids Committee values your input! We invite you to share your concerns and suggest topics you'd like us to address in our upcoming seminars for 2024. Your valuable insights will help us create relevant and impactful sessions that cater to your needs and interests. Whether it's regulatory updates, technological advancements, or management approaches, we want to hear from you. Together, we can make our seminars more engaging and informative. Please take a moment to share your thoughts, and let's work towards advancing biosolids management together. Thank you for being an integral part of our community.
Committee Officers 2023/2024
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 | Past-Chair FWEA SE Chapter
Harvest Technology
Christian Karavangelos
PCOC Liaison
currently managed by A. Krämer
Alexandra Guillen
YP Liaison
Shyam Sivaprasad

2024 UPcoming Events:

Exciting Announcement from FWEA Biosolids Committee!

Get ready for an enlightening experience! We're thrilled to reveal that our upcoming Technical Seminar will be hosted at Florida International University (FIU) on July 18th, 2024.

While we're diligently reviewing the Abstracts that were due on May 1st, 2024, we can't contain our enthusiasm to share a sneak peek. Brace yourselves, because you're in for a treat!

Expect nothing short of top-notch quality content, as always. But that's not all! We're breaking barriers by broadcasting the technical seminar via the GoToWebinar platform. This means that even our remotest members and non-members can participate for a fee.

Mark your calendars, spread the word, and get ready to embark on a knowledge-filled journey with us. Stay tuned for more updates!

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2023 Events:

Exciting News!

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

  • 14. September 2023 Biosolids Technical Seminar:
    • EpiCenter at St. Petersburg College
    • 13805 58th St. N
    • Clearwater, FL 33760