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MABA Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM EDT
Category: Events

November 17, 2021 | 8:30 to 3:30PM
DoubleTree by Hilton
4727 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803


Focusing on Resilience in our Biosolids Programs

The MABA Annual Meeting is offering a technical program on aspects of biosolids treatment and use that advance the principle of resiliency. Preparing biosolids products that have to meet the expectations of multiple customers results in a resilient utilization program. Optimizing the utilization of capital equipment in a way that captures revenue and reduces expenses results in a resilient operational program. As biosolids managers, we can direct our programs toward resiliency by being on top of issues of changing regulation of soils and nutrients, of emerging concerns for organic microcontaminants such as PFAS, and of growing public expectation that we respond to climate and ecosystem deterioration.

Pricing:  Member:  $150 | Non-member:  $195

 Click here to download a pdf of the program.


9:00 AM

Welcome and Seminar Purpose/Overview

Bill Toffey, MABA

9:15 AM

Think Regionally, Act Locally: Planning for Biosolids Resilience

Allison Deines, Alex Renew

9:45 AM

Using Customer Feedback as a Guide for Selecting a New Solids Handling Technology for Kent County, DE

DJ Wacker, RK&K

10:15 AM

Enhanced Pasteurization in Morehead City, NC

Carolyn Christy, RDP


10:45 AM

State of the Science for Microplastics in Biosolids

Cayla Cook, Carollo

11:15 AM

The Impact of PFAS on Municipal Utilities and Biosolids Management: A Cost Analysis

Peter Loomis, CDM Smith

11:45 AM

Unattended operation using remote-monitoring and SCADA optimizes dryer capacity and performance

Rick Treleven, BCR Environmental

Lunch/Board Meeting

1:00 PM

Turning Exceptional Quality Biosolids into a Marketable Product

Malcolm Taylor, WSSC

1:30 PM

Can THP Biosolids Be Composted?  Why Even Consider It? Lessons From the First-Ever Full-Scale Pilot

Sebastian Smoot, HDR

2:00 PM

Most Efficient and Economical Method to Produce High Solid Cake

Abis Zaidi, Schwing Bioset


2:30 PM

Innovative Solids Thickening Approaches to Maximize Resource Recovery, Increase Digestion Capacity, and Reduce Operating Costs

Rashi Gupta, Carollo

3:00 PM

How to Take Advantage of Excess Digester Capacity

Micah Blate, Hazen