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    Residuals and Biosolids 2010

    May 23 – 26, 2010
    Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
    Savannah,Georgia

    Technical Program

    Draft Technical Program

    Learning Objectives for Residuals and Biosolids 2010:

    • Educate stakeholders, including regulators, service providers, end users, and public administrators about current issues; regulatory requirements; and methods for handling, processing and marketing biosolids products
    • Discuss state-of-the-art techniques for process improvements and provide information regarding new and innovative technologies
    • Determine the sustainability of your program with regards to land use and climate change
    • Encourage policy-makers to use sound technical information in decision-making
    • Provide information about public perceptions and concerns that may be used by industry professionals when working with and educating the general public
    • Bridge the gap between the agricultural, industrial, and municipal marketplaces
    • Encourage the use and acceptance of effective innovative technologies

    Conference Workshops and Tour
    This year in Savannah, we were very pleased to have hosted three pre-conference workshops and one tour.
    RB2010 Pre-Conference Workshops – Detailed Description
    Workshop B Agenda
    Workshop C Agenda


    Workshop A - Digester Gas Combined Heat and Power
    Sunday, May 23, 2010 | 8:00am - 12:00pm

    Digester gas can be used as a fuel for the combined production of heat and electrical power (CHP).  Use of digester-gas-fueled CHP has the potential to offset between 20 and over 100 percent of the electricity consumption at a publicly owned treatment works (POTW) while providing the needed process heat.  This workshop will cover internal combustion engines, combustion turbines, fuel cells, microturbines, gas treatment, and appurtenant systems.  Sustainability and funding opportunities will also be discussed.

    Workshop B - Assessing and Communicating Risks From Pathogens in Land Applied Biosolids
    Sunday, May 23, 2010 | 8:00am - 12:00pm

    This workshop will draw on the expertise of both researchers and practitioners to provide the latest tools for integrating microbial risk assessment and risk communications for the development of successful land application programs.  Participants will receive hands on, interactive training in both quantitative risk models and qualitative stakeholder engagement tools for public outreach.  Participants will then use both the risk assessment and risk communications tools in breakout groups to develop action plans for case studies.

    Workshop C - Sustainable Biosolids Management: Embracing the Air Permitting Challenge
    Sunday, May 23, 2010 | 8:00am - 12:00pm

    This workshop provides the latest information on securing the required air permits that are necessary to construct and operate sustainable solutions for biosolids management.

    Tour - President Street Water Reclamation Facility
    Monday, May 24, 2010 | 1:30pm - 5:00pm

    The President Street Water Reclamation Facility provides regional wastewater treatment for eastern Chatham County, Georgia. The advanced treatment plant is rated at 27 mgd and uses primary clarification, oxidation ditches retrofit with fine bubble aeration, nitrification, secondary clarification, and chlorine disinfection, to meet its effluent requirements. Sand filters are used to provide reuse water to two nearby golf courses, one on an island in the Savannah River.  Sludge is dewatered on belt filter presses then burned in multi-hearth incinerators. The murals on the public-side of the clarifiers make the plant a Savannah landmark. President Street received the 2000 USEPA Region 4 first-place award for Outstanding Operation and Maintenance, and the 2000 USEPA National second-place award in the Large Advanced Plant Category.