All Blog Posts about ‘Biosolids’

Sustainability in Industry: Nutrient Recovery from Wastewater

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The looming threat of environmental contamination, climate change, and a growing need for raw materials has given way to a new age in how the world views and manages waste. As the population puts a strain on existing resources, never before has it been more Continue reading →

 

Ruling on Biosolids Makes Progress for Municipalities

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

In a landmark ruling, the City of Los Angeles will be able to continue utilizing biosolids as a fertilizer and soil amendment on Kern County Farms. Application of biosolids on Kern County farmland was banned in 2006, when a Kern County voter initiative was passed. Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How does Biosolids Granulation Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Biosolids granulation is the transformation of biosolids into a granular product that is nearly odor-free and rich in nutrients. The diagram below highlights a mixer to dryer granulation setup (click to enlarge). Part one of the process takes place in a mixer, generally in a Continue reading →

 

Options in Pre-Conditioning Organics for Granulation

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The practice of granulating organic wastes such as manure has seen an influx of attention in recent years, due to the many advantages that the beneficial reuse of organics has to offer. See the infographic on the benefits of granulating manure here. And with so Continue reading →

 

Opportunities in Recycling Phosphorus

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Phosphates play a key role in maintaining food security and overall life on Earth; the phosphorus available in phosphates is a necessary nutrient for many biological processes that occur in humans, plants, and animals. Without it, crops would not produce, animals could not survive, and Continue reading →

 

Process Industry Roundup: March 31, 2016

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Ghana Government To Subsidize Granular Fertilizer Because of the role organic fertilizers play in overall soil health, the Ghana government is beginning to subsidize farmers for using them. The added subsidy is set to take effect April 1st 2016. The government is encouraging the production Continue reading →

 

FEECO to Exhibit at Residuals and Biosolids 2016

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

For over 60 years, FEECO has helped customers around the globe transform organic waste materials into value-added products through the design and manufacturing of single pieces of processing equipment, in addition to complete turnkey systems. Granulation is a viable outlet to utilize nutrients and organic Continue reading →

 

Process Industry Roundup: November 26, 2015

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Haldor Topsoe Awarded Billion Dollar Fertilizer Plant Job in Tanzania Haldor Topsoe has been chosen for the engineering design, licensing, proprietary hardware, catalysts and additional services of a new billion dollar fertilizer plant in Tanzania. As the first fertilizer plant in Tanzania, it is expected Continue reading →

 

Opportunities for Improved Disposal of Biosolids

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Sewage sludge is the product left over after sewage has been treated at a wastewater treatment plant. At the treatment plant, wastewater undergoes a complex process involving a variety of steps used to treat and clarify the wastewater so it can safely re-enter the environment. Continue reading →

 

Small Facilities Seek Sustainable Wastewater Management Alternatives

This article was authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Sustainable water management in Australia is more than a priority; with limited runoff, erratic rainfall and unpredictable climate changes, managing water resources is an essential part of life. Consequently, it is vital that best wastewater management practices are followed at national and local levels. In Continue reading →