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Residuals and Biosolids 2008 Conference Proceedings TOC

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Session 1:    Analytical Methods Research
Session 2:    Bioenergy
Session 3:    Biosolids Dryers
Session 4:    Future Options
Session 5:    Regional Issues
Session 6:    Digestion Advancements and Enhancements I
Session 7:    Planning and Outreach
Session 8:    Nutrients and Land Applications
Session 9:    Innovative Dewatering I
Session 10:    Odors
Session 11:    Permitting and Regulatory
Session 12:    Sustainability I
Session 13:    Success Stories
Session 14:    Innovative Dewatering II
Session 15:    Composting
Session 16:    Digestion Advancements and Enhancements II
Session 17:    Hot Topics
Session 18:    Process Improvements
Session 19:    Sustainability II
Session 20:    Pathogens Research

Session 1:    Analytical Methods Research

A New Method for the Measurement of Sludge Shear to Optimize the Conditioning and Dewatering Processes
Banu Örmeci, Ayaz Ahmad, Carleton University

Tools for Modeling Sludge Digestibility
Wayne Parker, University of Waterloo; Rich Jones, EnviroSim Associated Ltd.; Henry Zhu, University of Waterloo; Dwight Houweling, EnviroSim Associates Ltd.; Sudhir Murthy, DCWASA; Mark Rupke, City of Toronto

New Rheological Method to Evaluate the Dewaterability of Biosolids
Derya Dursun, Brown and Caldwell; Steven K. Dentel, University of Delaware

Modified Anaerobic Digestion Test Produces Reliable Results with Decreased Experimental Complexity
V.J. Boero, G.L. Chowning, J.L.Willis, T.M. Shaw, Brown and Caldwell

Assessing Long-term Plant Availability of Biosolids-borne Heavy Metals Accumulated in Cropland Soils
Bon-Jun Koo, California Baptist University; A.C. Chang, A.L. Page, University of California; T.C. Granato, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago; R.H. Dowdy, Formally, University of Minnesota

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Session 2:    Bioenergy

Grease Processing For Renewable Energy, Profit, Sustainability, and Environmental Enhancement
Perry Schafer, Don Trueblood, Ken Fonda, Craig Lekven, Brown and Caldwell

The Stamford WPCA Biosolids Energy Demonstration Project
Jeanette Brown SWPCA; Peter Burrowes CH2MHILL; Jeffrey Fournier Carlin Contracting; Brian Gackstatter, Jay Surti, CH2M HILL

Digester Gas Powers Energy Conservation at Baltimore's Back River WWTP
Ralph B. (Rusty) Schroedel, Jr., Earth Tech, Inc.; Peter V. Cavagnaro, Johnson Controls, Inc.; Nick Frankos, Duncan Mukira, City of Baltimore

Focused-Pulsed Treatment of Waste Activated Sludge: Application to Waste Biosolids Reduction and Increased Methane Production
James E. Banaszak, OpenCEL; Peter Burrowes, Glen Daigger, Mark B. Enochs, Angela M. Klein, CH2M HILL; Ronald Lopez, City of Mesa Northwest Water Reclamation Plant; Bruce E. Rittmann, Center for Environmental Biotechnology at Arizona State University; Paul R. Schlegel, CH2M HILL

Harnessing Bioenergy at Wastewater Treatment Plants
David L. Parry, Camp Dresser & McKee Inc.

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Session 3:    Biosolids Dryers

Solids Minimization: Are Thermal Processes The Answer?
James Rowan, Melissa Moening, Scott Reed, Patricia Scanlan, James Welp, Black & Veatch Corporation

Lessons Learned (And Lessons Shared) From the Town of Cary's Dewatering and Thermal Drying Facility
C. Michael Bullard, Hazen and Sawyer, PC; Robert Bonne, Cecil Martin, Andy Russell, Tim Rorrer, Town of Cary, North Carolina

Drying Sawdust to Recover Enclosed-Vessel Compost System Capacity
Steve Wilson, Brown and Caldwell; Larry Sasser, LARK Environmental; Dain Eichel, City of Newberg

An Update on the Nashville Design/Build Biosolids Project
Ralph B. "Rusty" Schroedel, Jr., Earth Tech; Ron Taylor, Nashville MWS Water Services; Kelly Hadley, Archer Western Contractors; Lee J. Glueckstein, Andy Schrank, Earth Tech

The New Slurrycarb™ Process, Under Construction in Rialto, CA, Will Convert Biosolids to a Renewable Fuel
R. Kearney, K. Bolin, EnerTech Environmental, Inc.

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Session 4:    Future Options

Full Scale Application of a Novel Sludge Ozonation Process for Achieving 80% Excess Sludge Reduction at a 7 MGD Municipal Wastewater Plant
Malcolm. E. Fabiyi, Richard Novak, Praxair, Inc.

Biosolids Management Drying Technology Produces Noncombustible Ammonium Sulfate Inorganic/Organic Fertilizer
Robert S. Reimers, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; David A. Weber, Unity Envirotech, LLC

Handling Residuals Management in a Changing World: Lee County Utilities Regional Biosolids Management Plan
Daniel B. Schmidt, Michael Bullard, Josefin Edeback, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.; Howard Wegis, Lee County Utilities

Electro-Dewatering Waste Activated Sludge: Lessons Learned From Real World Cases
Roger Paradis, Abderrahmane Dermoune, Scott F. McKay, Dany Sarrazin-Sullivan, Elcotech Technologies Inc

Current State of the Practice of Sludge Reduction Technologies
Julian Sandino, Ruth Roxburgh; Dru Whitlock; CH2M HILL; Lauren Fillmore, WERF

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Session 5:    Regional Issues

Environmental Effects of Biosolids Trenching For Reclaiming Mined Land for Hybrid Poplar Production
Gregory Evanylo, Kirill Kostyanovsky, Katrina Lasley, Beshr Sukkariyah, Chao Shang, Virginia Tech

Aerobic Pretreatment of Grease Trap Wastes
Wayne A. Schutz, Derry Township Municipal Authority

Biosolids Issues in Virginia and the Development of the Virginia Biosolids Council
Robert G. Crockett, Charles C. Hooks, Crockett-Hooks Communications, LLC

Pilot Scale Anaerobic Digestion of Cow Manure for the Verification of Process Technologies and the Characterization of Generated Wastewater
Benjamin R. Burns, Jason D. Wert, Herbert Rowland and Grubic, Inc.; Julie Dick, Cove Area Regional Digester

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Session 6:    Digestion Advancements and Enhancements I

A Study of Four-Stage Thermophilic Anaerobic Digestion
Jongmin Kim, John T. Novak, Virginia Tech; Matthew J. Higgins, Yen-Chih Chen, Bucknell University; Kathy Hamel, Western Lake Superior Sanitation District

Development of Protocols for Predicting the Impact of Pre-Treatment Technologies on WAS Digestibility
Peiman Kianmehr, Wayne Parker, University of Waterloo; Jane Challen-Urbanic, Environment Canada

Energy Optimization of Aerobic Digestion of MBR Sludge
Eugenio Giraldo, Wei Cheng, Mark LeChevallier, American Water

JEA's Path Out of Biosolids Purgatory through Anaerobic Digestion and Drying Enhancements
John Willis, Brown and Caldwell; C. Michael Bullard, Hazen and Sawyer; John Donovan, CDM; Scott Schultz, JEA; Tiffany Shaw, Brown and Caldwell

Laboratory-Scaled Digestibility Study of Wastewater Sludge Treated by Thermal Hydrolysis
Christopher. A. Wilson, Virginia Tech; Sudhir N. Murthy, DCWASA; John T. Novak, Virginia Tech

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Session 7:    Planning and Outreach

Raleigh's Road to Environmental Management System (EMS) Certification by the National Biosolids Partnership
Marti Gibson, H. Dale Crisp, Tim Woody, City of Raleigh Public Utilities; Bob Forbes, CH2MHill, Inc.

Using Multi-Attribute Utility Analysis to Facilitate Biosolids Master Planning
Drury D. Whitlock, Todd Williams, Tim Shea, Tom Heinemann, Scott Higbee, CH2M HILL; Roger Scott, Ben Thayer, Grand Island, NE WWTP

You Gotta Be Flexible To Be Sustainable
Nikki A. Stefonick, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District

Building a Sustainable Land Application Program through Public Outreach and Best Management Practices
Natalie Sierra, Bonnie Jones, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission – Wastewater Enterprise

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Session 8:    Nutrients and Land Applications

Development of Innovative Long-Term Nitrate Management Solution for Biosolids Application Fields
Clifford J. Arnett, Columbus Water Works; Stephen B. Lathrop, Jordan, Jones, & Goulding

Sustaining Biosolids Recycling Under Phosphorus-Based Nutrient Management
Robin C. Brandt, Herschel A. Elliott, The Pennsylvania State University

Phosphorus Mobility on Biosolids Amended Rangelands
Maianh Vutran, Michael J. McFarland, Issaak Vasquez, Mark Schmitz, Robert B. Brobst, Utah State University

Effect of Biosolids on Rangeland Forage Quality
Michael J. McFarland, MaiAnh Vutran, Issaak Romero Vasquez, Utah State University; Mark Schmitz, State of Utah Division of Water Quality; Robert B. Brobst, US EPA Region 8; Linden Greenhalgh, Utah State University

Change of Soil Nitrogen Availability following Biosolids Application to a Loblolly Pine (Pinus Taeda) Plantation.
Eduardo C. Arellano, Thomas R. Fox, Virginia Tech

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Session 9:    Innovative Dewatering I

Pilot Testing and Design of an Innovative Biosolids Dewatering Process for Facilities in North Carolina and Georgia
Peter Schuler, Tiffany Shaw, Brown and Caldwell; Walter Gottschalk, Orange Water and Sewer Authority; Merat Zarreii, DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management

Biosolids Handling Improvements at Metro Syracuse WWTP
Nicholas G. Hatala, Gerald C. Hook, Stearns & Wheler, LLC/EEA; Randy R. Ott, Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection

Unique Side-By-Side Pilot Testing Of Belt Filter Press and Centrifuge Requires Careful Planning, Organization and Control by Authority Personnel
William T. Suchodolski, Ocean County Utilities Authority; Mohammad Abu-Orf, Metcalf and Eddy/AECOM; Peter Nese, CH2MHill

Belt Filter Press Produces Similar Performance to Centrifugation: Side-By-Side Dewatering Results from Three Anaerobic Digested Biosolids
Mohammad Abu-Orf, Metcalf and Eddy/AECOM; Peter Nese, CH2M HILL (formerly with OCUA); William Suchodolski, Ocean County Utilities Authority

Screw Press - An Alternative to Conventional Dewatering Technologies
John Kabouris, Rick Shanley, Eric Peters, Bob Gillette, Carollo Engineers

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Session 10:    Odors

A Preliminary Investigation into the Impact of Centrifugal Forces and Cake Properties on Methanogenesis from Dewatered Sludge Cake
Christopher D. Muller, Brown and Caldwell; John T. Novak, Virginia Tech

The Link between Odors and Regrowth of Fecal Coliforms after Dewatering
Yen-Chih Chen, Penn State Harrisburg; Matthew J. Higgins, Bucknell University; Sudhir N. Murthy, Washington D.C. Water and Sewer Authority; Steven M. Beightol, Bucknell University

Sustainable Air Ionized Odor Control Reports Huge Energy and O&M Savings over Traditional Collect and Treat Technologies
Dennis Tulenko, Trans-Tech Energy and Environmental, Inc.

Control of Biosolids Cake Odors Using the New Biosolids Odor Reduction Selector Process
Todd O. Williams, Robert H. Forbes, Jr., David L. Wagoner, J. Thomas Hahn, CH2M HILL, Inc.

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Session 11:    Permitting and Regulatory

Improving Biosolids Quality to Enhance Regulatory and Public Confidence – A Tool for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
Michael Jennings, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC); Michael Rainey, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES)

Quality Protocols for Biosolids – Securing the Future
Ingrid Lagerberg, Halcrow Group Ltd; Tim Evans, TIM EVANS ENVIRONMENT; Manocher Asaadi, UKWIR

Update on EPA's Biosolids Program
Rick Stevens, US Environmental Protection Agency

Standards for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge & Biosolids in Louisiana Regulations
J. Kilren Vidrine, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Process Equivalency Under 503: How To Get There
Mark C. Meckes, James E. Smith Jr., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Session 12:    Sustainability I

A Comparison of the Carbon Footprint of Aerobic and Anaerobic Digestion
John Willis, Brown and Caldwell; Cliff Arnett, Columbus Water Works; Michael Radcliffe, Brown and Caldwell; Bill Toffey, Philadelphia Water Department

A Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting Model For Biosolids Management Planning
Mark Gould, Ravi Tej Bandi, CDM

Wastewater to Energy: The Integration of Biosolids Drying Technology and Energy Recovery
Christopher A. Graf, E. Charles Wunz, Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.; George Myers, Milton Regional Sewer Authority

Greenhouse Gas Emissions: How Sustainable Is Your Treatment Process
Hari Santha, Patricia Scanlan, James Rowan, Black & Veatch Corporation

Biosolids Master Planning From a Greenhouse Gas Perspective – How Different Options Affect the Carbon Footprint
Robert Forbes, Zeynep K. Erdal, Peter Burrowes, CH2MHILL

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Session 13:    Success Stories

Teamwork Paves the Way to Unique Burner Modifications to Utilize Biogas
Shaun O'Kelley, City of Kansas City, MO; F. Michael Lewis, Consultant; Robert Williamson, City of Kansas City, MO

From Theoretical to Reality the 2nd Generation ATAD & Alkaline System Comes on Line in Franklin, IN
Jeffrey B. Ponist, Commonwealth Engineers, Inc.; Rick Littleton, City of Franklin, Indiana

Greenfield Water Reclamation Plant Solids Facility; Form Meets Function for a Technological Success
Ronny Lopez, City of Mesa; Nancy Ash, Edmond J. Low, Brown and Caldwell

Plant Design for System Flexibility – Minimizing Process Modification Requirements in a Changing Biosolids Environment
Patricia Scanlan, Black & Veatch; Jeannette Klamm, City of Lawrence; James Fitzpatrick, Black & Veatch

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Session 14:    Innovative Dewatering II

Is Geotube® Technology a Good Fit for Residuals Management at your Facility?
BJ Mastin, GE Lebster, WaterSolve, LLC; GM Lundin, VS Ginter, TenCate Geotube®

Use of Quality Six Sigma Tools to Optimize Sludge Dewatering By Centrifugation
Mikel E. Goldblatt, Gold Star Water Consultants, Inc.

Massachusetts' First Rotary Press Installation Improves Operations, Cuts Costs
Thomas F. Hazlett, Woodard & Curran, Inc.

Freeze Thaw Pond Design
Sunny Mangat, Ray Bilevicius, Earth Tech (Canada) Inc.; Duane Griffin, Kelly Kjartanson, City of Winnipeg-Water and Waste Department; Paul Wobma, CH2M HILL

Progress in the Search for Low-Shear, High Solids Dewatering Alternatives
K. Richard Tsang, Camp Dresser & McKee

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Session 15:    Composting

Why Compost (and Other Biosolids Based Product) Marketing Programs Fail
Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates, Inc.; Nora Goldstein, Biocycle magazine

Modern Approaches to Enhance Biosolids Composting
Dennis Dievert, Jr., John Braccio, Wright-Pierce; Daniel O'Brien, IPS Composting Products, Siemens Water Technologies Corporation; Geoffrey Kuter, Agresource Incorporated

An Integrated Waste Management Approach to Biosolids: The Experience of Delaware County, NY
Jeffrey H. Heath, Stearns & Wheler, LLC

Development of a Large-scale Biosolids Composting Facility in California
Mike Sullivan, County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

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Session 16:    Digestion Advancements and Enhancements II

Effect of Iron Addition on Thermophilic-Mesophilic Anaerobic Digestion
Jay S. Kemp, Earth Tech, Inc.; Dennis Egge, City of Janesville; Daniel Zitomer, Marquette University

Achieving Many Benefits of Phased Digestion and Avoiding the Pitfalls
Zeynep Erdal, T. G. Shea, CH2M HILL

TPAD Vs Other Thermophilic Anaerobic Digestion Processes: A Re-Evaluation
Les Nemeth, Earth Tech; Reza Iranpour, Huub H. J. Cox, City of Los Angeles, CA; Jay Kemp, Earth Tech; Brian Hystad, Greater Vancouver Regional District, BC; Tom Wilson, Earth Tech

Startup of a Thermophilic Digester in 30 Days
Scott Vandenburgh, CDM; Lori Mundhenke, DRG Engineers; Janet Strickland, CDM; Keith Campbell, City of St. Joseph, MO

Update on 2-Phase AG Systems – 2008
Tom Wilson, Earth Tech; Rudy Kilian, Carollo Engineers; Lee Potts, Earth Tech

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Session 17:    Hot Topics

ABC Biosolids Land Application Certification Program
Suzanne De la Cruz, Association of Boards of Certification

Development of an Incident Response Protocol for Land Application of Biosolids
Alan Hais, Water Environment Research Foundation

Funding Biosolids Projects – A Losing Battle?
Timothy G. Shea, CH2M HILL; Peter Burrowes, CH2M HILL Canada Limited

Defending Biosolids Beneficial Use -- 2008
James Slaughter, Sarah Doverspike, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

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Session 18:    Process Improvements

Case Study: Causes and Solutions for Anaerobic Digester Foam Blankets
John Jacobs, J.R. Coughenour II, Kevin Williams, Jeffrey Cowee, City of Phoenix Water Services Department

Comprehensive Emission Testing For Low Level Toxics Conducted At a Municipal Sludge Incinerator Facility
Daniel L. Busch, John Kennedy, Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District; Thomas A. Henning, Short Elliot Hendrickson, Inc.

Merchant Sludge Facility Optimization Using Vertical Shaftless Screw Conveyors
Jennifer Muir, John Braccio, Wright-Pierce; Keavin Nelson, Jon Hoisak, Stephen Mallat, Veolia Water North America

Getting Ahead Of Foam: Digester Foam Control Success Stories
Kenneth D. Fonda, Brown and Caldwell

Does Biological Phosphorus Removal Process Make Sense When Anaerobic Digestion Is Used? – An Analysis with Mass Balance Approach
Nitin Kumar, Indra Mitra, Ed Fleischer, CH2M HILL

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Session 19:    Sustainability II

Energy Future: How to Bridge the Gap between Energy Innovations and Sustainability Using a Whole System Approach
Zeynep Erdal, Glen Daigger, Bob Forbes, CH2MHILL

Building a Waste Management Ecosystem
Allan J. Mumby, City of Edmonton, Drainage Services

OVERLOOKED & MISUNDERSTOOD: The Essential Role of Food Waste Disposers in Diverting Food Scraps from Landfills to Beneficial Use
Michael Keleman, InSinkErator; Kendall Christiansen, Gaia Strategies

Reducing Operating Costs and Improving Performance through Implementation of a Biosolids Environmental Management System
Andrew Kricun, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority; Oleg Zonis, D&B/Guarino

Anaerobic Digestion Technology Transfer from Europe
Bruce Bailey, Schmack BioEnergy

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Session 20:    Pathogens Research

Fate and Survival of Fecal Coliform through Centrifuge Dewatering and Role of Centrate in Growth Inhibition
Julie Gardner, Banu Örmeci, Carleton University

Effect of Dewatering on Fecal Coliforms and Methanogens in Anaerobically Digested Biosolids
Yinan Qi, Steven K. Dentel, Diane S. Herson, University of Delaware

A Review, Clues, and Hypothesis to Explain Regrowth Issues
Thomas Chapman, Steve Krugel, Brown and Caldwell

Gene Expression Monitoring For Detection and Quantification of Viable but Non-Culturable Pathogens in Biosolids
Supplemental Manuscripts &emdash; not associated with any session.

Combustion Fundamentals
F. Michael Lewis

Heat & Material Balances
F. Michael Lewis

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