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February 15, 2011

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NBP EMS Certified Agency 2010 Interim Audit Reports 

 Several NBP certified agencies recently completed successful 2010 interim audits of their biosolids environmental management system (EMS) program to maintain their NBP certification. These agencies include the following:

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Around the Nation




L.A., Others Sue Kern County Over Sludge -- Again

The February 3 edition of the Bakersfield Californian reported that attorneys for the city of Los Angeles, an Orange County sanitation district and their industry allies have filed a new lawsuit in Kern County Superior Court aimed at overturning Measure E, Kern County's ban on the land application of treated human and industrial waste. The superior court suit, a follow-up to a failed legal assault on Measure E in federal court, charges that the law passed by Kern County voters in 2006 illegally violates provisions of the California Integrated Waste Management Act, violates the California Constitution by restricting trade inside the state and that, by passing the law, Kern County overstepped its governmental police powers. Full story     

Steam System Expertise Helps GTM Get Biosolids Treatment Going for Anglian Water

According to a story in the February 10 edition of NewswireToday, steam and hot water systems from Spirax Sarco are helping Anglian Water treat sewage sludge at two new biosolids treatment works in Kings Lynn and Great Billing. The projects are two of four ground breaking schemes planned by the utility company to reduce biosolids volumes, increase quality and generate energy in the process. This innovative process will not only make the centres self-sufficient in electricity but any surplus will be exported on to the national grid. Full story

NYC Closer to Turning Biosolids into Energy

The February 15 edition of Triple Pundit reports that New York City officials want to turn even more of their biosolids into energy for its residents.  New York City still creates an excess of methane gas, half of which is still wasted because the city’s treatment plants burn them off.  The city is searching for private vendors that have the capacity to churn that wasted methane into energy for homes and businesses.  One partnership in the works could create enough energy to heat up to 2500 homes in Brooklyn. Full story

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Disinfection 2011: Registration is Now Open for this Vitally Important Conference

This April 10–12, attend sessions on new methods for pathogen detection, ozone compliance considerations, ultraviolet and chlorine disinfection, effects of improper testing conditions, new and emerging technologies, and much more. Supported by the U.S. EPA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Ohio Water Environment Association, this is an event you won't want to miss! Registration and conference information.

Residuals and Biosolids 2011 — Adapting Residuals Management to a Changing Climate

Join 700 of your water quality and biosolids colleagues May 22–25 in Sacramento, Calif. at the 25th annual Residuals and Biosolids Conference. WEF will host 18 technical sessions, four workshops, and one facility tour. Don't miss this training opportunity!

Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available at Residuals and Biosolids 2011

Exhibiting at Residuals and Biosolids 2011 provides networking access to a targeted audience, new and returning attendees, with high level of buying intent. Consider sponsoring to receive unparalleled exposure before, during, and after the show with a registration giveaway item such as eco-friendly lanyards, water bottles, or a new sponsorship opportunity: the 2nd Annual Wastewater Challenge. 

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WERF Webcast - Effective Biosolids Solutions: Reducing Odors and Reliably Indicating Pathogen Levels 

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) will hold a webcast - Effective Biosolids Solutions: Reducing Odors and Reliably Indicating Pathogen Levels - on March 30 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern. This session will include a discussion of WERF research that has improved the understanding of interactions of metal salts, biosolids, and shear, and the effectiveness of metal salt addition for reducing odorant production. The webcast will provide guidance for applying metal salts in the field for controlling biosolids odors and reducing polymer demand in treatment processes. This seminar will discuss the latest findings and will introduce participants to a new web-based tool (Biosolids Odor Reduction Roadmap) that features a step-by-step process that can be used to determine the best ways to reduce odors. The webcast will also include with an update on WERF research that is developing additional coordinated approaches to help wastewater utilities effectively manage the related issues of regrowth, odors, and sudden increase of indicator and other bacteria in biosolids. Registration.

NBP January 26, 2011 Webcast Audio Recording Available

The audio and Power Point presentation from the NBP January 26 webcast: “Charting the Future of Biosolids Management: Forum Findings on Trends and Drivers,” is available for downloading. The PDF presentations from each of the speakers are also available. Click here for PDF presentations. To view webcast audio and slides, click here. Follow the instructions at the Go-to-Webinar link. 

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