Sustainability and Biosolids Committee

The Sustainability and Biosolids Committee supports the development of water professionals in social, environmental, technical, and cultural advancement of wastewater sustainability, including resource recovery and biosolids processing methods. The Sustainability and Biosolids Committee originated from the Residuals and Biosolids, Sustainability, and Resource Recovery Committees. In early 2023, the three committees combined under a new charter.  

We meet quarterly and hold at least one meeting per year in person. 

We have an ambitious plan for this year and need your help to implement it. Get involved, help us deploy our vision, and find new opportunities for professional development and community. 

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Recent Webinars:

January 2023: PFAS Webinar

Jason Condor with Geosyntec Consultants, Frank Dick with City of Vancouver, and Rashi Gupta with Carollo presented on potential upcoming wastewater and biosolids regulation related to PFAS, recent studies on the impact of PFAS and their correlation to regulations, and the latest science for evaluating risks associated with PFAS in biosolids. 

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April 2023: Bioenergy and Co-digestion  

Josh Newman with City of Portland, Derya Dursun with Hazen and Sawyer, Mark Van Eeckhout with City of Spring field, and Bryan Lisk with Hazen and Sawyer presented on trends of organic diversion regulations, planning for accepting source-separated organics, trends and barriers to recovering energy and resources from SSOs, and cost/benefit model and case studies related to bioenergy and co-digestion. 

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June 2023: Advanced Thermal Treatment for PFAS 

Micah Blate with Hazen and Sawyer, Valentinio Villa with BFT, Devon Barry with Anaergia, and Dion Banks with Eco Remedy presented on advanced thermal processing for PFAS treatment, process benefits, and biochar production and uses, including pyrolysis unit process overviews from two manufacturers and an overview of a current gasification project under construction.  

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Contact Info: 

Hannah Thomascall, Spokane County, [email protected]509.477.7575