Residuals and Biosolids 2016

April 3–6, 2016
Wisconsin Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Technical Program


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Sunday, April 3    
7:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open
8:30 am – 5:00 pm Workshop A
  Workshop B
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Workshop C
Monday, April 4   
7:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open
8:30 am – 12:00 pm Opening General Session
10:00 am – 6:30 pm Exhibition Open
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Luncheon
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Regulatory
1:30 pm – 4:45 pm Digestion I-Design and Modeling
  Facilities Operation, Management, and Planning I
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Sidestream Deammonification
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Networking Reception
Tuesday, April 5   
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open
8:30 am – 11:45 am Codigestion I
  Residuals and Product Issues
  Facilities Operation, Management, and Planning II
  Nutrient Recovery
10:00 am – 3:45 pm Exhibition Open
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Luncheon
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Chemical and Biological Microconstituents in Biosolids
1:30 pm – 4:45 pm Digestion II-Operations
  Thermal Processes
  Thickening and Dewatering/Drying
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Tour
Wednesday, April 6   
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration Open
8:30 am – 10:00 am Digestion III
8:30 am – 10:00 am Biosolids Science
8:30 am – 11:45 am Thermal Hydrolysis
10:15 am – 11:45 am Codigestion II


Workshop A:Factors Impacting Dewatering Performance and Dewaterability
April 3 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

This workshop will provide tangible information that operators, utility managers, and engineers can apply to improve dewatering performance and future dewatering facility designs and to further your understanding about the interrelations between liquid treatment, solids treatment, and the impact that transfers of external loads have on the receiving plant.

Workshop B: A Roadmap For Achieving Smart Carbon Management at Water Resource Recovery Facilities of the Future
April 3 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Population growth, rapid urbanization, and linear resource consumption are causing a range of global and regional pressures including climate change, rising energy demand, and resource depletion. Consequently, the carrying capacity of our planet is being compromised. Historically, carbon (organic matter) in wastewater has been considered a pollutant and treatment plants expend significant energy to oxidize it to harmless by-products, carbon dioxide, and water. Continuing this practice is not sustainable. In order to cope with the practical realities of the 21st century and beyond, a truly cyclic economy must be established.

Workshop C: Energy Efficiency for Biosolids Processes: Wisconsin Case Studies
April 3 | 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

This workshop will provide opportunities to hear and interact with industry leading visions for energy efficiency focusing upon biosolids processes and their energy needs. The workshop will include co-digestion research and implementation and other innovative energy efficiency biosolids processes installed in Wisconsin water reclamation facilities and feature practical discussion of how better digester mixing can produce more energy.

Tour: The Making of Milorganite: 90 Years of Biosolids Success
April 5 | 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

World-renowned for pioneering the way in modern wastewater treatment technology, Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility was one of the first facilities in the world to produce a fertilizer as the value added by-product of the water reclamation process: Milorganite™. Capable of treating more than 300 million gallons a day, the tour will include a motor coach ride around the entire 75-acre facility, as well as an up-close view of Milorganite biosolids processing and the innovative energy producing landfill gas turbine system.