Conference Details

For Exhibitors & Sponsors


    Residuals and Biosolids 2012: Advancing Residuals Management: Technologies and Applications

    March 25 - 28, 2012
    Raleigh Convention Center
    Raleigh, North Carolina

    Technical Program

    This conference will provide education, training, technology transfer, and best management practices through workshops, technical sessions, and an exhibition.

    Please visit the link below for the most up to date technical session information.

    Onsite Technical Program (PDF)
    Onsite Technical Program E-Book 

    Conference Workshops:

    This year in Raleigh, we are very pleased to be hosting three pre-conference workshops and tour. More details are available for each event below.

    Workshop A Agenda (PDF)
    Workshop B Agenda (PDF)
    Workshop C Agenda (PDF)

    Workshop A: The Business of Turning Biosolids into Energy and Fertilizer
    Sunday, March 25, 2012 | 8:30am - 5:00pm

    This workshop will focus on recovering energy and fertilizer resources from biosolids . A business case approach will be presented that compares economic, environmental, social and operational characteristics of different resource recovery technologies. A combination of technologies will be covered including anaerobic digestion, drying, pyrolysis, gasification, combustion, and controlled chemical precipitation. The value of biogas, fuel pellets, heat, power, soil amendment, fertilizer, and nutrients will be discussed. The session will have an interactive breakout session for the participants to perform their own business case evaluation of biosolids resource recovery.

    Workshop B: Value-Added Green Products Originating from Municipal and Manure Biosolids – The Direction of the 21st Century
    Sunday, March 25, 2012 | 8:30am - 5:00pm

    This workshop will elucidate the concerns and current understanding of value-added product development related to existing 503 regulations and beneficial reuse. The speakers will include regulatory (USEPA and USDA) perspectives in addition to the private sector who have developed successful products from varying waste streams. The session will also include an interactive opportunity for participants to explore the process of developing a product from their biosolids. The key components of product development will be addressed including market analysis, chemical/biological characteristics, and liability issues.

    Workshop C: Developing a Plan: Emergining Issues in Nutrient Management Programs for Class A and Class B Biosolids (Offsite Workshop)
    Sunday, March 25, 2012 | 8:30am - 12:00pm

    Nutrient management requirements are becoming more stringent, especially with recent changes. This workshop is intended to acquaint managers of biosolids programs with the requirements imposed through this federally mandated nutrient management program. The provisions described in the 590 standards have been incorporated into permitting in several jurisdictions and these nutrient management requirements will be imposed on biosolids operations within the next few years. 

    Guided Tour of the Town of Cary’s Water Reclamation Facility and the Neuse River WWTP
    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    This tour will guide attendees through the Neuse River WWTP and the South Cary Water Reclamation Facility focusing primarily on the solids handling processes at each facility. While both facilities utilize a biological nutrient removal process for wastewater treatment, the Neuse River WWTP portion will highlight 2-stage aerobic digestion, thickening, dewatering, hopper storage, and pasteurization with lime kiln dust. At the South Cary WRF, the tour will focus on liquid solids receiving, aerobic holding, thickening, dewatering, drum drying, and pellet storage.