E-News Banner

May 2013   
Henry Lee Head Shot


June 10-11, 2013

For complete course details, please click on the course name above.
The Centre's Members are: 
"Featured Video" 
The Ocean Plastic Issue
The Ocean Plastic Issue

subscribe button 

Anaerobic Co-digestion of Municipal Wastewater Sludge and Biodiesel Waste Glycerin Project 
WERF Hot Air Blower 
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 

Pathogen Pic(1).jpg       

Compost piles act like self-heating ovens, and guidelines indicate they need to reach 55C 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       
Conference Presentations
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  

Edmonton Waste Management
Centre of Excellence
Site 310, 13111 Meridian Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  T6S 1G9
Ph: (780) 496-7316
Fax: (780) 944-5709
Website: www.ewmce.com
Thank you for subscribing to the Centre's quarterly e-newsletter.
Copyright 2009 EWMCE. All Rights Reserved..