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CANECT 2024 marks another successful conference, including two all-new courses

Environmental professionals from all regions of Canada, as well as a number of U.S. attendees, gathered for three days of education, networking and environmental...
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Centrifuge decanter helps WWTP achieve 30% solids sludge cake

In just the first two years of operation, the Water Reclamation Facility in the City of Middletown, Ohio, installed a highly efficient decanter that reduced production time by two days a week, increased efficiency, and saves thousands of litres of chemicals per year.
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Spring marks crucial test for NB biosolids composting facility

A third-party audit of the composting facility’s system in summer 2023 revealed that ongoing modifications may have eventually compromised aspects of the GORE system.
Dr. Jinkai Xue

Regina water expert pioneers sustainable solution to transform sludge into multi-use ceramsite

When Dr. Jinkai Xue, principal investigator at the University of Regina’s Cold-Region Water Resource Recovery Laboratory, and an associate professor in the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science, learned that the nearby Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant was spending upwards of $1 million annually to transport and landfill water treatment residual stored in on-site lagoons, he set up a meeting with plant management to explore innovative reuse solutions that not only promised substantial cost savings but could significantly diminish the plant’s environmental footprint.
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Texas farmers launch PFAS lawsuit against biosolids company

A group of Texas farmers is suing a Maryland-based company, which also produces biosolids in Canada, over claims their farms were damaged by a...
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Ontario’s North Perth signs $2.2M biosolids hauling, application deal

Ontario’s Municipality of North Perth, just northwest of Kitchener, has approved a $2.2-million, five-year contract with Ontario Greenways Inc., for the removal, hauling, and...
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Red Deer’s nutrient management facility soon underway to reduce phosphorus

Preliminary demolition work will get underway in one month’s time for the construction of a new $19-million nutrient management facility (NMF) in Red Deer,...
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Moncton council insists on stronger measures to limit odours from biosolids facility 

After years of odour complaints about a biosolids composting facility in Moncton, New Brunswick, the city council is requesting that the facility either enclose...
Excess Soil Regulation

Naturally-elevated metals concentrations are resulting in more landfilling and less beneficial reuse of soils

Under this regulation, excess soils containing specific metals within the range of natural background concentrations may be prevented from beneficial reuse.
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Evaluating the results of 12 years of monitoring PFAS in municipal wastewater treatment systems

Previous research has shown only partial removal and, in some cases, apparent formation of PFAS during some wastewater treatment processes, which was attributed to transformation of unmeasured PFAS precursors.
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Moncton air quality study finds no health hazard from sewage odours

A new air quality study for the north end of Moncton, New Brunswick, says that while there are certainly unpleasant odours emanating from the...
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Harnessing the power of wastewater treatment plant digesters with co‑digestion

Concerns can arise when implementing a co-digestion system that operates using both wastewater and municipal food waste. However, with the proper tools and the right collaborative partnership, WWTP operators can take the guesswork out of feeding and understanding the state of the biological system.

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