Organic waste management and processing: Composting and digestion

Description:Organic waste management and processing: Composting and digestion. Presenter: Seamus Frain, P.Eng. Opus DaytonKnight Consultants Ltd. In the Lower Mainland of BC, regulation banning the disposal of organic waste to landfills have just come into effect. Other local governments throughout BC are likely to follow this lead. What does this mean for local governments, and what are the options for dealing with organic waste? The main constituents of organic waste are biosolids from municipal wastewater treatment plants and food waste from commercial and institutional facilities, residential accommodation of all kinds, food processing industries and other sources. Dealing with organic waste is a challenge for local government, waste management companies, institutions, industries and even households. The presentation will provide an overview of the state of the organic waste industry and will cover processing options such as composting and digestion, handling and processing, odour risk and management, blending or not of waste streams for processing and options and perceptions for managing the processed organic waste streams. The presentation will include a short overview of some selected small, and large scale organic waste processing operations and will seek to identify trends and developments of interest to small and medium markets. The purpose is to provide an overview of the technologies, identify some of the issues with, and drivers for, selecting a technology and an overview of the market conditions for these facilities.

Authors: Seamus Frain

Subjects: Wastewater

Tags:AC15,2015 BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show,2015 Annual Conference,AC15 presentations

Citation:Stream 3: Resource Recovery

Publication Date:May 28th, 2015 Upload Date:Jun 25th, 2015

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