biosolids


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bi·o·sol·ids

 (bī′ō-sŏl′ĭdz)
pl.n.
Solid or semisolid material obtained from treated wastewater, often used as fertilizer.

biosolids

(ˈbaɪəʊˌsɒlɪdz)
pl n
1. (Environmental Science) semisolid or solid organic material obtained from the recycling of sewage, used esp as a fertilizer
2. (Agriculture) semisolid or solid organic material obtained from the recycling of sewage, used esp as a fertilizer
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Hence, the slope of the calibration for the plots with added biosolids (B) over the slope of the calibration curve for the plots with added urea (A) can be used to determine the amount of mineralisable N, provided the calibration curves are in the linear range (in other words, the plants are receiving less than their required N).
The biosolids have been processed to kill pathogens, and EPA strictly regulates biosolid use to ensure the materials don't harm the environment, human health, or animal health.
Eventually, though, those microorganisms multiply and have to be removed from the wastewater stream and that creates biosolids.
Scientists at the CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment are using the Australian Synchrotron to develop a way of turning biosolids from urban sewage into a safe nutrient source for farm soils.
In 2002 the National Research Council (NRC) committee on toxicants and pathogens in biosolids applied to land found that adequate information is not available on human exposures from land application of sewage sludge, and recommended response investigations, exposure assessments, and epidemiologic studies (National Research Council [NRC], 2002).
Biosolids charcoal is expected to function as a fertiliser (Niwa et al.
Recycled Water and Biosolids Regulations 2010Recycled water and biosolids are the treated products of the wastewater treatment process and a valuable resource for meeting the emirate's sustainable development goals.
This volume focuses on biosolids management systems, discussing theory and practice in the issues of: sludge and biosolids transport, pumping and storage, biosolids landfill engineering, ocean disposal technology assessment, combustion and incineration, and process selection for biosolids management systems.
Severn Trent Water supplies 600,000 wet tonnes of sludge to farmers every year and we have seen a 25 per cent rise in demand for biosolids since the start of 2008," said press officer Sophie Jordan.
Treated human sewage, known as sludge or biosolids, is being spread on nearly 3,000 Midlands fields alone to grow crops such as corn and maize, said Severn Trent Water.
The decision will save Los Angeles an estimated $21 million a year -- money the city would have spent to truck treated sewage, or biosolids, to Arizona.
Editorial deals with the investigation of biosolids from the treatment of water, residual wastes from municipalities and industries, policy analysis, process controls, economics and the management of toxic residuals.