Regional Biosolids Symposium

Indian River State College
Wolf High-Technology Center
2400 SE Salerno Road Stuart, Florida 34997

Friday, June 8, 2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Summit Summary

Welcome The Honorable Commissioner Doug Smith, Martin County

Opening RemarksThe Honorable Commissioner Henry Dean, St. Johns County, and former Executive Director of the St. Johns River Water Management District and South Florida Water Management District

Biosolids 101: Current Programs and Practices

Disposition of Biosolids in Florida

Maurice Barker, Biosolids Coordinator, Domestic Wastewater Section, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, Florida   Presentation

Current Processing Practices by Publicly-Owned Treatment Facilities

Hassan Hadjimiry, P.E., Deputy Director
Palm Beach County Water Utilities   Presentation

Sam Amerson, P.E., Director
Martin County Utilities and Solid Waste   Presentation

Patrick Walsh, Project Manager
St. Lucie County Utilities   Presentation

Eric Charest, Environmental Compliance Specialist
Indian River County Utilities    Presentation

Moderator:        Scott D. Trainor, P.E., BCEE
                          Biosolids Facility Operations Manager
                          Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County
                          West Palm Beach, Florida


Nutrient Loading in the Watershed

South Florida BMAP Update

Gary N. Roderick, CEP, REM, CEA, Environmental Consultant
Former Environmental Administrator Southeast District Office
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Stuart, Florida   Presentation

Origin and Destination of Nutrients in the Watershed

Del Bottcher, P.E., Ph.D., President
Soil & Water Engineering Technology
Gainesville, Florida   Presentation

Anthony Janicki, Ph.D., President
Janicki Environmental, Inc.
St. Petersburg, Florida   Presentation

Maria Lucia Silveira, Ph.D., Associate Professor
University of Florida, Range Cattle Research and Education Center
Ona, Florida   Presentation

Edith Widder, Ph.D., CEO and Senior Scientist
Ocean Research and Conservation Association
Fort Pierce, Florida   Presentation

Moderator:  Gary N. Roderick, CEP, REM, CEA
                     Environmental Consultant
                     Former Chief of the Office of Water Quality
                     Martin County, Florida


Nutrient Recovery and Sustainable Biosolids Management

Guest Speaker: Todd O. Williams, P.E., BCEE
                         Principal Technologist, Residuals Resource Recovery Global
                         Technology Leader
                         Jacobs (formerly CH2M Hill)
                         Detroit, Michigan   Presentation

 Technology and Future Trends in Biosolids Management

Next Generation Supercritical Water Oxidation

Kobe Nagar, P.E., Senior Process Engineer
Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
Durham, North Carolina   Presentation

Advanced Pyrolysis Technology

Steve Wirtel, P.E., Executive Vice President, Business Development
Kore Infrastructure
El Segundo, California    Presentation

The Omniprocessor and Advanced Vapor Recompression Distillation

Peter Janicki, P.E., CEO
Janicki Bioenergy
Sedro-Woolley, Washington    Presentation

Moderator:   Fred Mussari, Ph.D.
                     Vice President of Technology
                     BCR Solid Solutions
                     Jacksonville, Florida


Charting the Future of Biosolids Management in Florida

Roundtable with All Presenters/Elected Officials

Moderator:   Duane De Freese, Ph.D.
                     Executive Director
                     Indian River Lagoon Council
                     Sebastian, Florida


Closing Remarks

Michael J. Busha, AICP
Executive Director
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
Stuart, Florida

Links to videos provided by Martin County (MCTV):

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