Resources recovery from Australian biosolids: technology options

Mehta, Chirag M., Tait, Stephan and Batstone, Damien J. (2012). Resources recovery from Australian biosolids: technology options. In: Bianca Di Salvo, AWA Biosolids and Source Management National Conference: Program and Abstracts. AWA Biosolids and Source Management National Conference, Gold Coast, Qld., Australia, (31-31). 18 - 20 June 2012.

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Author Mehta, Chirag M.
Tait, Stephan
Batstone, Damien J.
Title of paper Resources recovery from Australian biosolids: technology options
Conference name AWA Biosolids and Source Management National Conference
Conference location Gold Coast, Qld., Australia
Conference dates 18 - 20 June 2012
Proceedings title AWA Biosolids and Source Management National Conference: Program and Abstracts
Place of Publication St Leonards, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australian Water Association
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Published abstract
ISBN 9781921335204
Editor Bianca Di Salvo
Start page 31
End page 31
Total pages 1
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Australia has over 700 community sewage treatment plants which combined produces over 400,000 tonnes of biosolids per year on dry basis. Around 55% of the biosolids are used as inexpensive fertilizer and the remainder is composted, stockpiled or landfilled. Although preferred from a sustainability perspective, future agriculture applications of biosolids may be limited because of logistical and transportation issues, ever more stringent regulatory requirements and public perception of using for using material directly for food production. Biosolids contain a range of high fraction-low value resources (N and P) and low fraction-high value resources (Cu, Al, K). Much of the current research is focussed on energy and agronomic benefits of the biosolids, while resource recovery is largely overlooked. Recent price increases of inorganic fertilizers and other precious metal have motivated a study of technology options for recycling resources from Biosolids. These technologies will produce high-value products and spent biosolids can be used as a soil conditioner.
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Additional Notes Conference theme "Source to Resource: The Input Influences The End Use". Abstract number: 8.

 
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