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USING COMPUTERIZED OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT TOOLS TO ENHANCE ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND REGULATORY/PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE OF BIOSOLIDS LAND APPLICATION PROGRAMS

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Abstract:

This paper discusses how computerized operations and management (O&M) and data management tools are integral to the development of environmental management systems (EMS) for biosolids land application programs. To demonstrate this point, this paper discusses two case studies: 1. Montgomery Water Works and Sanitary Sewer Board, City of Montgomery, Alabama, Biosolids Land Application Program; and 2. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, On-Base Biosolids Land Application Program.

As the case studies indicate, both agencies have recognized the benefits of implementing computerized data management, analysis, and reporting tools to assist in the day-to-day management of their biosolids land application. This paper provides a general overview of the land application operations of each facility and discusses why and how the tools were integrated into each land application program.

The case studies in this paper focus on two biosolids management programs that have implemented comprehensive, computerized O&M/data management systems. Specifically, the case studies demonstrate how their computerized systems enable them to develop environmentally sustainable programs while satisfying many of the Code principles established by the NBP.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864700784545847

Publication date: 2000-01-01

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