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24/7 Lecture: Biosolids

Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2020 by for 24/7 Lecture.

Biosolids in a Ziploc bag

24 seconds: Biosolids are one of the world's most renewable yet underutilized organic wastes. Biosolids have numerous benefits, most notably its potential contributions to agriculture through soil application. With the inclusion of lime powder, it can help stabilize conditions of biosolids such as pathogen concentration, density, and other physical characteristics vital to helping further enhance biosolids' benefits when applied to soils. Biosolids also has taken up a significant amount of space in our landfills. As the human population continues to increase, so is the demand for available spaces for housing, businesses, agriculture, etc. The last thing we need is to speed up that demand by increasing the amount of landfill space needed for biosolids. Instead, why not put them towards productive use? For agriculture! Biosolids allows for a more sustainable approach towards managing municipal waste while improving the environment and agricultural output.

7 Words: Biosolids: the future of enhancing agricultural growth

Esther Lee (Class of 2020)