|Anaerobic Co-digestion of Municipal Wastewater Sludge and Biodiesel Waste Glycerin Project
The Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence (EWMCE) and the University of Alberta, with support from CFM and WERF, partnered to develop a pilot-scale anaerobic co-digestion system to study the effects of biodiessel waste glycerin (BWG) on anaerobic digestion of municipal wastewater sludge (MWS). read more ...
Time Temperature Testing in a Biosolids Composting Facility
Compost piles act like self-heating ovens, and guidelines indicate they need to reach 55°C in order to kill human pathogens associated with biosolids from municipal wastewater treatment. Co-composting of biosolids with organic waste materials (like woodchips) is an approved method in Canada to reduce sewage sludge pathogens. The EWMCE and its partners developed customized temperature probes and used them to evaluate the effectiveness of static pile composting to heat all the particles in the pile, to ensure pathogen destruction and a safe product. read more ...
Highlights - Conference Attendance
Alberta CARE, February 27 & 28 - Drumheller, AB
AWWOA, March 12 - 15 - Banff, AB
BioCycle West Coast Conference, April 8 - 11 - San Diego, CA
- ESSA WaterTech, April 10 - 12 - Fairmont Banff Springs, AB
- WEF, May 5 - 8 - Nashville, TN
Abdul Mohammed, M.Sc., P.Eng., Senior Specialist Wastewater Treatment delivered: Operation and Maintenance Friendly Screens Installation at EPCOR's Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant a workshop at the annual Alberta Waste Water Operator Association (AWWOA) March 2013 Conference.
Pulat Isobaev (EWMCE/U of A Ph.D. Candidate) and Daryl McCartney, Ph.D., P.Eng., (EWMCE Executive Director and Ph.D. Candidate Supervisor) were selected to present: Tennessee Sanitary Assurance at Biosolids Composting Facilities: Development of a Temperature Contact Time Test Protocol at the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Residuals and Biosolids May 2013 Conference Nashville, TN.
Visit us at our tradeshow booth at the annual SWANA Conference, June 19 - 21 - Edmonton, AB