Biosolids

BIOSOLIDS

Biosolids are nutrient-rich organic materials produced when sewage sludge from wastewater treatment facilities are properly treated and processed.

WHAT ARE BIOSOLIDS?

Biosolids are nutrient-rich organic materials produced when sewage sludge from wastewater treatment facilities are properly treated and processed. After treatment and processing, these residuals can be recycled and applied as fertilizer to improve and maintain productive soils and stimulate plant growth.

In some waste water treatment applications a Uzelac dryer is used for the final drying of the sludge. The partially dried solids are conveyed to the Uzelac dryer’s inlet, where the drying process begins with a heated airflow coming in contact with the sludge. The airflow carries the product from the dryer into the separator/baghouse system, where the air and dried product are separated. The product is then conveyed to the screening system, which sorts it into various sizes. The desired size product is then conveyed to the storage area.

Drying biosolids in this way helps ensure that useful materials are recycled on land and harmful materials are not released to bodies of water.

CASE STUDY

ECOREMEDY

INDUSTRIAL-SCALE BIOSOLIDS GASIFICATION SERVING THE HOST MUNICIPALITY AND THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA REGION

Within twelve months, Ecoremedy® engineered, financed, permitted, and constructed the facility under an innovative BOOM (Build/Own/Operate/Manage) model.

The Morrisville Municipal Authority provided a quarter-acre parcel adjacent to the dewatering building and a biosolids supply contract for a fixed-fee per ton to Ecoremedy.

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