Biosolids Symposium

On June 8, 2018, Council and the Indian River Lagoon National Estuaries Program sponsored a Regional Biosolids Symposium. The event included presentations by wastewater utility representatives from Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection about standard utility practices and current challenges, programs, and regulations related to providing wastewater services cost effectively to the public and managing disposal of human waste biosolids. The symposium audience was given a look into the future of biosolids management. Instead of depositing biosolids into the landfill or using agricultural lands to dispose of human biosolid wastes, there are alternatives that allow for improved recovery and sustainable management.



Disposition of Biosolids in Florida (FDEP) Maurice Baker
St. Lucie County Utilities Department Patrick Walsh
Watershed Assessment Model Del Bottcher, P.E., Ph.D.
FL Total Max Daily Loads Gary Roderick, CEP, REM, CEA
Advanced Prolysis Technology Steve Wirtel, P.E.
Palm Beach County Utility Dept. Hassan Hadjimiry, P.E.
Indian River County Utilities Department Eric Charest
Nutrient Loading in Estuaries Anthony Janicki, Ph.D.
Nutrient Recovery & Biosolids Management Todd Williams, P.E.
Omniprocessor Vapor Recompression Peter Janicki, P.E.
Martin Co. Utilities & Solid Waste Sam Amerson, P.E.
UF Range Cattle Research Ed. Center Maria Silveira, Ph.D.
Ocean Research & Conservation Assn. Edith Widder, PH.D.
Next Gen Supercritical Water Oxidation Kobe Nagar, P.E.

Video Links

Introduction to Biosolids 101
Watershed Nutrient Loading
Charting the Future of Biosolids in Florida

For more information, contact:

Stephanie Heidt, AICP
Economic Development and Intergovernmental Programs Director

Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
421 SW Camden Avenue, Stuart, Florida 34994

Phone: 772.221.4060
Cell: 772.475.3863