Description: 2018-ConfProceed
Today, the opportunities for biosolids resource recovery are unprecedented – and growing – fueled by continued technical innovation and a global focus on sustainability. These opportunities, and the drivers behind them, are fully explored the 2017 Water Environment Federation (WEF) report Accelerating Resource Recovery: Biosolids Innovations and Opportunities. The new...
PublisherWater Environment Federation
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Description: 2018-ConfProceed
Today, the opportunities for biosolids resource recovery are unprecedented – and growing – fueled by continued technical innovation and a global focus on sustainability. These opportunities, and the drivers behind them, are fully explored the 2017 Water Environment Federation (WEF) report Accelerating Resource Recovery: Biosolids Innovations and Opportunities (herein...
PublisherWater Environment Federation
Word count283
Description: 2018-ConfProceed
A number of rulings at the federal level generally support the move toward resource recovery. These include both changes to federal programs such as the Renewable Fuel Standard program that have a direct impact, as well as two rulings from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that have more tangential impacts.
PublisherWater Environment Federation
Word count1,473
Description: 2018-ConfProceed
Trends at the state level both constrain and promote resource recovery. Odors remain a persistent concern and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have become a major discussion topic in some areas. In other areas, however, greenhouse gas reduction and “zero waste” initiatives are providing unprecedented and transformative opportunities for resource recovery. These trends are discussed...
PublisherWater Environment Federation
Word count668
Description: 2018-ConfProceed
Another area of regulatory focus is PFAS. These ubiquitous microconstituents are found in flame retardants, non-stick coatings and other materials, although their use has decreased and they are considered to be, in some respects, legacy compounds. In 2016, the EPA established a drinking water advisory of 70 ppt for these products, which was then adopted as a standard in some northeastern states...
PublisherWater Environment Federation
Word count1,323
Description: 2018-ConfProceed
Regulation and policy provide a framework for resource recovery from biosolids, but they define its trajectory as well. Thus, an understanding of these rules is critical for biosolids managers in planning for the future of their programs. This paper – in combination with the 2017 WEF report from which it is derived – provides a comprehensive view of the forces shaping biosolids...
PublisherWater Environment Federation
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Description: 2018-ConfProceed
Beecher (2012) Personal Communication.
PublisherWater Environment Federation
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