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The Mid-Atlantic Biosolids Association vision is that biosolids is recognized everywhere as a valuable community resource.
Global GAP uields important tools for biosolids managers. This document provides compelling summaries of how biosolids works as a resource and why its use is a safe environmental practice. MABA has been providng input to this work. This is a "living" document, so any comments or advise is still welcome.
Biosolids are the mostly organic by-product of modern wastewater treatment, processed into a product suitable for use in soil. Applying biosolids to agricultural land:
Biosolids sold in retail stores can be used in landscaping and gardening.
An alternative use is biosolids-to-fuel. Pound for pound, biosolids is similar to soft coal in its content of energy. It can be burned to produce energy for steam, but advanced technologies can turn it into fuel that replaces fossil sources.
When agencies choose to deliver biosolids to a municipal solid waste landfill, the biosolids is deployed to decompose waste and to generate methane that modern landfills capture for running electric generators
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