Biosolids & residuals recycling advances soil health, renewable energy, & community sustainability. But doing more with these organics adds complexity, opportunities, & challenges. It takes research, experience, technology, communication – topics we’ll address at this destination event for wastewater utility staff, managers, companies, engineers, policy-makers, and biosolids & residuals users from around New England, New York, Quebec, and beyond. Bienvenue! Welcome!
Exhibit & Sponsor Opportunities
Exhibit at the Northeast Residuals & Biosolids Conference! Details...
Hotel Accommodations: Make your reservation now.
Hilton Burlington is the main hotel for the conference. But rooms there are sold out (as of Sept. 22nd).
We have secured an additional block of rooms next door at the Courtyard Marriott, 25 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401. For those needing overnight accommodations, please go online here, or contact the Courtyard directly, Central Reservations: 1-800-321-2211 and mention the special rate code of NE Residuals & Biosolids to get the group rate, which is $179 per night plus tax. The Reservation deadline is Friday, October 6, 2017. Group rates are on a space and date availability basis.
The same group rate at the Hilton is offered through the weekend for those that would like to extend their stay and enjoy VT. Call the Hilton at 1-800-445-8667 and mention the special rate code of NEWEA to get the group rate for Friday and/or Saturday nights. Group rates are on a space and date availability basis.
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"We mustered in Cromwell...."
Someday, wastewater historians may look back on 2016 as a harbinger of a revolution in solids management in the Northeast. And Connecticut – the “still revolutionary” state – is the epicenter. That’s why this annual conference was here, in Cromwell.
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FINAL Conference Agenda
Session 2: Incineration - Current Status
Almquist: Impact of New Federal Air Emissions Requirements for Sewage Sludge Incinerators in New England
Hamkins & Simonian: Impacts of New SSI Standards on Mattabassett District's Operations & Meeting NOx Limits
Tyler: Hartford, CT MDC Onsite Energy Generation & Energy Efficiency
Session 3: Composting
Alix: The Return of Big Composting
Fuchs: Albany, OR Implements Composting Solution - Contact author for information.
Norton & Michelangelo: Fairfield, CT Biosolids Composting Success Story
Session 4: Regulation Roundtable
Kelley: Update from Vermont DEC (no slides)
Gordon & Houston: New NH Biosolids Regulations 2016
Foy: Update from Prince Edward Island (no slides)
Contact the NEBRA office for additional regulatory information from other states & provinces.
Session 5: Digestion - Technical Details
Chouinard: Lab Scale Thermophilic Startup Influencing Full Scale Startup at San Francisco
Descheneau: New England's First Linear Motion Mixer - A Success Story
McKiernan: Bioenergy & Digestate Improvements at Akron, OH
Sowitcky & Weidner: Schlepping Southington, CT Sludge While Saving Scents
Session 6: Digestion - Planning & Case Studies
Clough & Bevington: Start-up of Virginia's Newest Co-Digestion Facility
Muller: Anaerobic Digestion - Opportunities to Optimize the Process
The Northeast Residuals & Biosolids Symposium
October 19, 2015
Doubletree Boston North Shore
part of BioCycle REFOR15
Biosolids are part of the universe of organics being recycled for energy, carbon, and nutrients. This conference brought it all together: networking with everyone involved in the organics management world, in a state (Massachusetts) that's leading the way in organics diversion & recycling!
We at NEBRA, along with the NEWEA Residuals Management Committee, appreciate the skilled presenters and quality presentations, below. We thank BioCycle for the collaboration. And we thank Greater Lawrence Sanitary District (NEBRA Member) and the others who opened their doors for the conference tours.
Session 1: Biosolids Program Planning
Sierra: Biosolids Planning from an End-Use Perspective
LeBlanc: N-Viro Halifax: The Dunbrack Comeback
Session 2: Technology Choices
Fulford: Biofilter Odor Control, Water Reclamation, and Compost Heat Recovery
Wright: Towards Net-Zero Energy in Wastewater: Demonstration of Clear Cove’s Harvester Technology
Hankins: Challenges in Selecting New Biosolids Treatment & Disposal Equipment for the Mattabassett WPCF, Cromwell, CT
Session 3: Building Up Soils
Lounsbury: Residuals and the Soil Health Awakening
Kuter: After 40+ Years Successfully Composting Biosolids, Merrimack NH Plans for the Future
Session 4: Regional Research - Available Phosphorus
Hébert and Khiari: Biosolids Phosphorus Plant Availability Modeling
Héberti: Sludge Ash as Chemical Phosphorus Fertilizer
Session 5: Regional Research - Treatments
Abouhend: Algal Sludge Granules as a Novel Technique for Wastewater Treatment
Brown: Use of Biosolids Product as a Carbon Source for Biological Nutrient Removal
Fava: Use of Stabilized Biosolids and Composts to Promote Establishment & Persistence of Perennial Vegetation Along Rhode Island Roads
Hamkins: The Power of FOG
Porter: Managing Food-Waste-Management Odors
Wingler: Scheduling Optimal Anaerobic Digestion Feeding for Co-digestion Operations
Muller: Full-Scale Case Study of Rapid Volume Expansion of Digester Contents
Johnson: An Anaerobic Digestion System Integrate with Wastewater Treatment
Van Horne: Standing at a Crossroad - Navigating Biosolids Management Decisions
Carpenter: Triple Bottom Line Analysis of Biosolids Management Options
Giraldo: Ridgewood, NJ - An Energy-Positive, Cash-Positive Wastewater Treatment Plant
McDonnell: Class B Land Application - It's Alive!
Sierra: Using a Biosolids Management System to Advance Quality Practices
Session 5: Regulation Roundtable
Hosier: Regulatory Update - Nova Scotia
Hopkins: Maine Odor Regulations & Other Recent Developments
Rainey: New Hampshire Wastewater Residuals - Regulatory Challenges
Twohig: Residuals Management in Vermont
Cooper: Massachusetts Commercial Organics Waste Ban
"FROM 503 TO INFINITY" (2013)
October 29-30, 2013
Courtyard Marriott, Grappone Center
Session 1: 503... 20 YEARS LATER
Rubin: Part 503 - Then & Now
Chaney: 503 -The Research on Metal and Chemical Standards and Risk Assessment
Smith: Review of U. S. Guidance and Regulations for Sludge Disinfection and Stabilization
Supplementary papers on pathogens and vector attraction reduction:
Smith: Historical Review of U. S. Guidance and Regulations For Sludge Disinfection and Stabilization
Smith: Controlling Pathogens and Stabilizing Sludge/Biosolids - A Global Perspective
Session 2: 503... TODAY
Formica and McNeill: Getting It Hot - Upgrading a Fluidized Bed Incinerator in Manchester, NH
Khunjar: Extractive Nutrient Recovery as a Green Option for Managing Phosphorus
McDonnell: Operational Efficiencies in Biosolids Transportation & Processing to Reduce Carbon Impact
Session 3: TO INFINITY... ADVANCING DIGESTION & ENERGY
Rudenko: Utilizing Excess Anaerobic Digestion Capacity to Process Source Separated Organics
Kuo-Dahab: Investigating Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Sewage Sludge and Food Waste
Donovan: Co-Digestion at Deer Island Treatment Plant
Van Horne: Taking WAS Out of the Waste - Sludge Pretreatment for Beneficial Uses
Ripple: Beneficially Reusing Industrial Wastewaters and Waste By-products
Richardson: Wastewater Anaerobic Digestion Comes to Maine
Hanson and Connelly: Using Residuals to Improve New England Soils
Session 5: TO INFINITY AND BEYOND
Van Ham: Keynote - Biosolids as a Tool for Solving Others' Challenges ("Being A Superhero with Biosolids")
Litwiller: Public Consultation - Consistency & Transparency
Alix: Technology & Hubris vs. Common Sense