Biosolids

Biosolids

Biosolids are solid, semi-solid, or liquid materials, resulting from treatment of domestic sewage, that have been sufficiently processed to permit these by-products to be safely land-applied. Various levels of treatment enables biosolids to be used as soil conditioners and fertilizers for agriculture, mineland reclamation, and urban landscape enhancement. The use of biosolids often evokes strong emotions due to the presence of potentially environmentally- and health-impairing constituents, such as pathogenic microorganisms, heavy metals, and anthropogenic organic compounds. The information on this site will address the benefits and concerns of biosolids products developed for agricultural, mined and urban lands.

Introduction to Land Application of Biosolids Webinar Series

When: Nov. 18, 2014

Section Presenter
Introduction to Biosolids Greg Evanylo, Virginia Tech
Understanding biosolids generation Chris Peot, DCWater
Virginia’s biosolids regulatory program Neil Zahradka, DEQ
Summary & Questions Greg Evanylo

Webinar: https://virginiatech.webex.com/virginiatech/ldr.php?RCID=cb2d326612da88c0e3858ce5e3ff9b44

When: Dec. 4, 2014.

Section Presenter
Heavy metals and nutrients Greg Evanylo, Virginia Tech
Trace organics Kang Xia, Virginia Tech
Pathogens Brian Badgley, Virginia Tech
Summary & Questions Greg Evanylo

Webinar: https://virginiatech.webex.com/virginiatech/ldr.php?RCID=e817c8b785a46a3d39bf5c9df53a9190

When: Dec. 16, 2014

Section Presenter
Agriculture and urban soils Greg Evanylo, Virginia Tech
Reclamation and disturbed lands Lee Daniels, Virginia Tech
Forestry Tom Fox, Virginia Tech
Summary & Questions Greg Evanylo

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