MABA Summer Technical Conference: "What’s Working in New Biosolids Technologies and Products"
The conference is hosted by the city of Baltimore's Back River plant, with presentations and tours of this facility's innovations in biosolids. Special luncheon speakers include retiring Dr Rufus Chaney from USDA and globally renowned EPA scientist, Dr. Bob Bastian. Dates are July 19 and 20, 2016.A draft of the program is available on the Events page. Registration is stilly open for this two day event, by clicking into the Biosolids Profession Log-In and shopping for new events.
MABA continues to offer the best value in technical programs, and continues to feature the latest in innovative technologies for advanced processing of biosolids. This program will provide 8.0 Professional Development Hours. The Technical Program is DOWNLOADABLE. A program book will be distributed at the conference, and many of the presentations will be posted on this website.
BIOSOLIDS LAND APPLICATION AND FOOD CROP QUALITY ASSURANCE SCHEME
An international collaborative of environmental scientists and biosolids practitioners has put together this statement of biosolids use in agriculture as an effective tool for sustainable agriculture. MABA is a part of this collaborative, along with the other regional biosolids associations. We believe it will be useful in your outreach work with elected officials, communities, environmentalists and news media. Download your copy here.
Sowing Seeds in the City
Our friend Sally Brown is one of the editors of this soon-to-be-released compendium of articles demonstrating the value of city agriculture as a sustainability practice. Consider ordering your copy soon by clicking though here.
Two new MABA website projects: New Jersey Residuals and The Resource Circle.
Here is where we describe how our community's sustainability goals can be advanced through biosolids management.
PAPERS POSTED FROM RECENT BIOSOLIDS SESSIONs
The NJWEA 100th Annual Conference offered morning and afternoon sessions on biosolids. We had eleven speakers. In honor of the 100th anniversary theme of the conference, speakers looked back at the accomplishments of the past four decades of change in "sludge" programs and spoke of today's programs and the challenges still ahead. The presentations are available in our Documents page. . Also, Toffey posts his presentation to the PWEA PennTec Biosolids session on June 2, 2015.
High Quality Biosolids!
This was a topic MABA at the July Advanced Stabilization Symposium. And it was the the topic of our Annual Meeting, Tuesday, November 18, 2014, A big thanks to our colleagues at the University of Maryland Baltimore Countyfor hosting this seminar again the year. The presentations are posted in our documents section. Tnanks to the presenters who put a lot of effort into focusing attention to the qualities that most effect biosolids users.
At MABA's 2014 Annual Meeting and Symposium, we drilled down into the wide variety of biosolids processing technologies and products to more closely define "what is character of a high quality biosolids." The clear message was that ODORS was the single most important parameter. What we learned is that a low odor product can be prepared from all manner of technologies --digesters, liming, and drying -- if the focus is turned to reaching that specific goal. Also, we learned that a number of technologies are now being introduce that will go further to the end point of a high value, no odor product. Read about these in the presentations that can now be viewed.
The Sun Shines Over Delivery of Vault for High Strength Waste for Digesters
MABA Membership: Join or Renew Now!
MABA is encouraging its member organizations to process their 2015 renewal invoices. If you are not a member, and are interested in joining, you can learn more about our recent activities and plans for 2015 with a recent membership flyer and a letter from our president. The next step is to download a Membership Information Form. Please be in touch with us a mailto:email@example.com with questions.
The Frequently Asked Questions on the MABA Website are expanded with hypertext links to fact sheets and research papers that provide significant expert statements on the benefits and risks of biosolids use.
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