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Wastewater Treatment: A Biological Process

Biological Wastewater Treatment:

Biological wastewater treatment is the most common method to treat wastewater. Microorganisms found in activated sludge help to break down biodegradable matter within wastewater. Activated sludge contains a variety of microorganisms such as bacteria, protozoa, metazoa, filamentous bacteria and algae. These microorganisms feed on the organic matter, breaking it down (Theobald, 2014). The composition of microorganisms within the activated sludge is vital, as the presence or absence of certain microorganisms can indicate the overall health and efficiency of the wastewater treatment process.

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Tank Cleaning: Leave it to the Professionals

The Importance of a Digester

A digester, which is a tank designed for the biological treatment of organic matter, plays an important role in wastewater and water treatment plants. These tanks, which are designed to provide control of important operation and environmental factors, are utilized to have treatment occur at a fast rate. There are many different methods of digestion, but they all have a common goal: to stabilize the sludges they receive.

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Eco-Friendly Reasons to Use Biosolids

People often question whether using biosolids is eco-friendly. The answer is not a straightforward yes or no. Obviously there are ecological considerations that need to be made when determining whether or not the use of biosolids is appropriate for a given piece of farmland. If the land is a good fit, however, there are a number of eco-friendly reasons why it’s a good idea to use biosolids.

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Land Applicators Checklist

Managed and applied properly, biosolids or non-agricultural source material (NASM) can yield tremendous advantage to commercial farms, however the opposite is also true. Improper application, incorrect concentrations or application to unsuitable crops or soil can be disastrous. For this reason, it is of utmost importance to only work with professionals and to ensure that you are in compliance with all regulations.

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Corn Response to Biosolids

Biosolids application provides many benefits to crops, soil, environment, and society. When you compare biosolids to commercial fertilizer for crop production, there are many added benefits in biosolids that go unmatched. These added benefits provide significant economic advantages to a farming operation.

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