Pilot Testing of the Micronex™ System to Produce a Class A Biosolids

Authors: Boyle, J.; Fornari, M.; Gobbi, N.; Rezania, B.; Nichols, Brian; Flaherty, J.

Source: Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC 2008: Session 61 through Session 70 , pp. 5392-5400(9)

Publisher: Water Environment Federation

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This paper presents the findings of a full scale pilot study to assess the feasibility of using the Micronex(tm) system to produce a Class A Biosolids. Although processing temperatures are high enough to produce a Class A Biosolids, the Micronex™ is not presently recognized under the British Columbia, Canada Organic Matter Recycling Regulation. As part of the acceptance protocol, the British Columbia Ministry of Environment required that testing occur by spiking with ascaris eggs and with the polio virus. Analyses of spiked data were carried out at Georgia Southern University and Cornell University, under the direction of Bob Reimers, Ph.D., QEP, Professor from Tulane University. The University of Northern British Columbia carried out an independent review of the pilot test work. Tests indicate that the Micronex™ system can consistently produce a Class A Biosolids. The economical feasibility of the system is currently being assessed.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864708788805099

Publication date: January 1, 2008

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