to Jul 18

MABA 2019 Summer Technical Symposium


Event Highlights

  • Presentations from national experts, facility staff and consultants sharing current trends in the evolving biosolids industry

  • Overviews on a various biosolids treatment technologies

  • Site visit to at The Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA) | Woodbridge, NJ

  • Facilitated panel discussion on Landfill Co-Disposal of Biosolids

Event Registration

Members register by clicking the blue button above.

Non-MABA Members can purchase event registration using the payment option below. We will enter your information into our database and contact you after your registration is processed.

Symposium Registration

Sponsor this event

Contact Bill Toffey or Kathy Rabalais to learn more about corporate sponsorships and technology introduction opportunities
wtoffey@mabiosolids.org; krabalais@mabiosolids.org

Tour Location: Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority

1050 East Hazelwood Avenue, Rahway, NJ 07065

Ample parking is available for those attendees driving directly to the tour:

Ample parking is available for those attendees driving directly to the tour:

Meet at the RVSA Conference Room at 8:00 AM for a brief introduction and presentation. The tour will be on foot after that.  The tour will end at 9:30 AM in time for return to the Delta Hotel and the start of the morning session at 10 AM.

Host: James Meehan, Executive Director
732-388-0868. 215 

Directions to RVSA:   

  1. From Delta Hotels by Marriott, taken Route 1 North for approx. 3.3 miles

  2. Take right on Randolph Ave for approx. 0.8 miles.

  3. Take left on Hart Street for approx. 0.1 miles.

  4. Take right on East Hazelwood Ave.

  5. Entrance to RVSA is located in front of you

Additional information and Sponsors

ADMISSION (until June 30)

$200 MABA & NJWEA Public Members
$250 Public Non-Members
$300 MABA & NJWEA Business Members
$350 Business Non-Members
$400 Business Exhibitors (Members &
Registration fees increase by $50 for all categories
after June 30, 2019


Delta Hotels Woodbridge
515 US Highway Route 1 South
Iselin, NJ 08830
Complimentary Hotel Shuttle is available
to/from the AMTRAK Metropark Station
Block Rate through July 1: $169! 

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8:30 AM08:30

MABA Annual Meeting and Symposium

  • Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center (map)
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Regional Solutions to Biosolids Challenges:
Opportunities for Growing New Facilities

This years Annual Meeting features the program "Regional Solutions to Biosolids Challenges" and offers a day's long review of treatment approaches, regulatory issues, and public outreach challenges.  6.5 hours of PDHs will be available for Engineers. 

Purchase Registration

Non-MABA Members can purchase event registration on this page. We will enter your information into our database and contact you after your registration is processed.

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MABA 2018 Summer Technical Symposium
to Jul 18

MABA 2018 Summer Technical Symposium

  • Back River Waste Water Treatment Plant (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Mid-Atlantic Biosolids Association invites you to join us for the 2018 MABA Summer Symposium at Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Baltimore, Maryland.
This two day event will feature two different themes
Day 1 Biosolids in the Chesapeake Bay and
Day 2 Optimizing Biosolids Technologies. 

This year we can offer Maryland operator credits to our attendees. 

2018 Summer Technical Symposium Program
Changes in presenters may occur.


You can register for the Summer Symposium and Social Event using your own Paypal account by registering at the MABA Member Site. If you do not have a Paypal account you can register using the Paypal links below. Contact Bill Toffey at wtoffey@mabiosolids.org with any payment or symposium related questions. 

Symposium Registration

July 17th & 18th

MABA Technical Programs

Use this payment option and you will receive a registration confirmation within 48 hours. 


Symposium Social Event

July 17 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Social Event 2018
Best Western, 5625 O'Donnell
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WEF Residuals and Biosolids 2018
to May 18

WEF Residuals and Biosolids 2018

  • Phoenix Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This conference is held by the Water Environment Federation in cooperation with the Arizona Water Environment Association, The Water Research Foundation, and the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance.

The Water Environment Federation's Residuals and Biosolids Committee is pleased to announce the 2018 Residuals and Biosolids conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference will cover a variety of topics including:

  1. Biosolids Uses
  2. Integrating Organics into the Wastewater Facility
  3. Regulatory Changes and Impact to Biosolids Management
  4. Biosolids Science and Microconstituents
  5. Energy Production from Digestion
  6. Pretreatment Technologies
  7. Managing Residuals from Organics/Biosolids Blends
  8. Bioenergy Management
  9. Solids Conditioning (Thickening and Dewatering)
  10. Odors
  11. Thermal Processes
  12. Sidestream Management
  13. Marketing Nutrient Recovery
  14. University Research
  15. Resource Recovery Education and Communication  
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Biosolids Facility Master Planning: Case Studies Past, Present and Future
8:30 AM08:30

Biosolids Facility Master Planning: Case Studies Past, Present and Future

The range of technology options for solids processing alternatives are wide, but so are the tools for comparing options and selecting final plans. The conference will focus on seven master plans, in several stages of development and implementation, that illustrate varying planning approaches and different outcomes. Attendees will be encouraged to dig down into plans and draw approaches they can apply to their own facilities and with their clients.
Register for the event here!

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Biosolids Land Appliers Training Program
to Oct 18

Biosolids Land Appliers Training Program

This training course, run by the PADEP, will address all aspects of the biosolids land application program. It will provide all attendees with basic training on regulatory requirements, collecting samples of biosolids, determining nutrients needed for crops, properly estimating the agronomic rate of biosolids for a field, etc.

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10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: Analyzing PFAS in Wastewater, Solids, & Soils: State of the Science

The chemists who have developed PFAS analysis methods provide updates on the state of the science.

Of interest to state & federal agency staff; managers of wastewater, residuals, and soils; engineers; laboratories…

To join the webinar:

1.  Simply click to https://join.me/nebiosolids 

2.  No need to register or download anything.

3.  Best to use your phone for audio.  See numbers in the phone icon at the top of your browser window or see the list below.*  When prompted, enter the conference ID: 236-940-048 #

4.  Use the chat bubble icon to ask questions.

The webinar will be recorded.  Slides will be available from NEBRA.

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1:00 PM13:00

WEF Opportunities for Biosolids Communications Webcast

WEF is offering a webinar on September 6 at 1 p.m. to review biosolids communications resources, show examples of positive messaging campaigns, and share best practices on responding to critics.

WEF anticipates a forthcoming release of a documentary “Biosludged.” The trailer indicates the movie takes a negative, inaccurate, and incomplete look at biosolids. We encourage you to prepare to respond to inquiries generated by the piece through these steps:

  • Notify communications staff/departments of the documentary.
  • Prepare a response strategy that relies on the science, track record, benefits, etc.
  • Focus on positives of biosolids, not criticizing the documentary.
  • Identify external validators who can provide positive, fact-based perspective.

Additionally, we are providing some resources to assist with biosolids messaging. A messaging book and other tools are available at http://biosolidsresources.org/OE/

WEF believes there is an opportunity for proactive, positive messaging campaigns to highlight the many benefits of biosolids. While there are a variety of efforts underway across the biosolids sector, there is room for others to become active and to expand current activities. Successful campaigns often:

  • Highlight the proven benefits of biosolids for environment, economy, communities, etc.
  • Utilize a variety of external validators such as scientists, agriculture, NGOs, etc.
  • Use social media, earned media coverage, and web content.

Please share this information with others in the water sector as appropriate.  If you have any questions, please contact Travis Loop, Senior Director of Communications and Public Outreach at WEF, at tloop@wef.org or 703-684-2465.

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to Jul 19

MABA Summer Technical Symposium: Making Connections for Effective Biosolids Management

  • Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) (map)
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MABA Summer 2017 Technical Programs

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10:30 AM10:30

Environmental Fate and Leaching from Biosolids of PFAS: Regulatory Concerns Focus on Leaching

This web seminar will provide a summary of current knowledge of PFAS in biosolids and other residuals, what the core concern is, and present recent research findings that address the potential for leaching of PFAS from land applied biosolids. Biosolids management professionals and engineers, water resource recovery facility operations, state and federal regulatory staff, farmers and other landowners, and policy makers will find this session informative.

Presenters: Dr. Linda Lee (Purdue), Dr. Ed Topp (Ariculture & Agri-Food Canada), Rick Stevens, U. S. EPAm and William Toffey, Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Biosolids Association.

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to May 11

NJWEA John J. Lagrosa 102nd Annual Conference & Exposition

MABA will be hosting another break out session this year at the 102nd John J. (Jack) Lagrosa NJWEA Annual Conference and Exposition.

MABA members will have free admission into the day long biosolids session.

The NJWEA Conference and Exposition is the largest water environment exposition in the Northeast. The event draws participants from throughout the country for four days of training education and offers the opportunity to meet with manufactures and their representatives in a relaxed, informal setting to learn about their latest products.


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12:00 PM12:00

Biosolids Digestion and Biogas Use Free Webinar

Presenter: Matt Van Horne, Hazen and Sawyer

Recovery of methane from anaerobic digestion in the form of biogas has long been an integral component of the digestion process for process heating and for building heating. As more advanced technologies become more widely available additional pathways for digester gas recovery and utilization are considered more frequently. Electrical generation, thermal drying of biosolids, vehicle fuel and pipeline injection are some of the possibly pathways for digester gas utilization. This presentation will review the available technologies and identify some of the key economic and non-economic considerations that need to be taken into account in the evaluation of these approaches to allow for implementation of the highest value digester gas recovery approach. 

Startup of Virginia’s Newest Organics Co-Digestion Facility

Presenter: Robert Wimmer, Energy Systems Group

The Frederick-Winchester Service Authority during the past 2 years constructed a $47 million anaerobic digestion system at the Opequon Water Reclamation Facility. This project added anaerobic digestion at the facility and allowed the Service Authority to accept high strength organic waste to create more biogas and ultimately result in significant electrical power generation to satisfy electrical demand at the site plus some power export to the grid. This presentation presents an overview of the project and discusses lessons learned during the startup of the facility during the summer and fall of 2016. 

Webinar attendees can obtain 1 professional development hour credit to fulfill the state of Maryland professional engineer continuing professional competency requirements.

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