8:00 am08:00

Training: Sewage Sludge Incinerator Operator Full Course or Refresher

MDC Training Facility, Hartford, CT.  This annual training helps Sewage Sludge Incinerator (SSI) operators meet the operator qualification requirements of EPA’s Federal Plan Requirements for Sewage Sludge Incineration Units (the SSI MACT rule for air emissions).  Operators already qualified can take just the morning class to meet the annual refresher requirements.  The full, day-long course includes the required exam for first-time qualification.  Details & Registration...

8:30 am08:30

Training: Using Biosolids - Nutrient Management & Best Field Practices

Franklin Training Center, Franklin, NH.  5 training credit hours (TCHs).  This class will provide key concepts and details for application of Class A and Class B biosolids in a variety of uses, including agriculture, horticulture, and land reclamation.  Larger applications of biosolids must follow agronomic rates; we’ll review the calculations, run through examples, and emphasize the challenge of excess phosphorus in biosolids created by removing phosphorus from effluent and options for solving it. We’ll also cover required field practices, such as setbacks & site evaluation, and best management practices to avoid potential environmental and social (neighbor) impacts.  Instructors:  Ned Beecher (NEBRA), Andrew Carpenter (Northern Tilth).  Produced by NHWPCA, NEBRA, with assistance of NH DES. 

Details & Registration (look at the 2017 Training Announcement and Course Descriptions and download the Enrollment Form).

Jan 25

NEWEA Annual Conference

Marriott Copley, Boston, MA
Residuals & biosolids sessions:

Tuesday, January 24, 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, January 25, 8:30 - 11:00 am

8:00 am08:00

The Reality of Operating Anaerobic Digesters & Biogas Systems

All about anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas management in this region, including detailed skills and experiences of seasoned local AD operators.  A great class for engineers, operators, and biosolids/organics managers.  Continuing Education Credits awarded by participating states.  Offered by NEBRA, NHWPCA, and NH DES.  See the Agenda. Registration: Contact Mary Jane Meier.

8:45 am08:45

Managing Phosphorus in Organic Residuals Applied to Soils

How do we develop a balanced system for use of organic residuals, with all their benefits, without adding to negative environmental impacts caused by phosphorus (P) leaching and runoff? This symposium will provide technical, research-based information and dialogue on the presence, forms, dynamics, transport, and fates of P applied to soils in organic residuals such as composts, biosolids, manures, and digestates from anaerobic digestion.  This symposium is intended to help in developing guidelines for the use of P-containing organic residuals in accordance with nutrient management regulations.  Details & Registration...

Oct 20

BioCycle REFOR16

Orlando, Florida.  The biogas conference!  Includes municipal biosolids & co-digestion.  NEBRA will present.  Details.

Jun 8

NEWEA & NYWEA Joint Spring Meeting

Mystic, Connecticut.  Includes presentations on anaerobic digestion (including "Net Zero at the Danbury, CT WPCF" by NEBRA Board member Don Song and discussion of the new food waste AD system at Southington, CT), evaluations of greenhouse gas emissions, and a residuals session that includes NEBRA member Resource Management, Inc. discussing the new heat drying facility at Rensselaer County, NY.   Details...