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Biosolids Regulation and Use

The Use of Biosolids Determines the Regulation

In Canada, legislation regulating biosolids varies from province to province. Some provinces have adopted regulations similar to those found in the USA with Class A, Class A EQ, (Exceptional Quality) or Class B, while in other provinces the regulatory framework is quite different.

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Biosolids: Traditional and Non-Traditional Uses

Biosolids are most commonly known for agricultural land application. It has been proven that when used properly, following government regulation, biosolids are an excellent source of minerals and nutrients required to grow quality agricultural crops. It is also a great way to recycle waste and turn it into a valuable resource. However, the use of biosolids is not limited to agricultural farming. With an abundance of biosolids available, the farming community and scientists have come together to find some other ways to make use of this product.

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Do biosolids have an odour?

When farmers evaluate whether or not to use biosolids to help grow their crops, a number of factors are considered. One factor is the impact on the surrounding community. One of the most concerning questions from farmers and the surrounding population alike is whether the use of biosolids will leave a lasting, unwanted odour for the community to contend with.

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Biosolids Management: A Global Perspective

What better way to learn about the management of biosolids then to compare our processes and procedures at home to those abroad?

Europe provides an excellent example of biosolids management tactics that are creating results that better the environment and the economy. In fact, the European Union (EU) has committed to treating biosolids as a valuable resource, rather than a burden, as a requirement of long-term sustainability. The EU encourages the use of biosolids for both energy and land application. Currently more than half of the biosolids produced in the EU are used on farmlands. Some of the most active European participants in biosolids management include France, Portugal, Belgium, Italy and Denmark.

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Our Injection System: Quality workmanship on every site

Biosolids management is an effective way to fertilize, recycle and produce higher crop yields all at the same time. To ensure that our biosolids application goals are met, very particular technology is used that provides the best possible fertilizer distribution customized for every site’s specific needs. At Wessuc, we take advantage of industry standard equipment with custom modifications to meet our operational needs.

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