WE&RF Biosolids Research

This chart lists completed reports and ongoing research efforts for WE&RF's biosolids program. The timeframe is primarily from the past nine years. To search for older reports on biosolids, go to www.werf.org/search and enter "biosolids" or another related topic, or enter a project or report number if you know it.

 

 Completed Projects

 
   
 Title
Executive Summary (PDF)
Project Number

 Release Date

 
A Blueprint for High-Tech Analysis of Low-Tech Methods for Sustainable Class A Biosolids Production: Phase 1

 Download  NTRY11T15 2017 
 
Genifuel Hydrothermal Processing Bench-Scale Technology Evaluation Project

  LIFT6T14   2016

Wastewater Treatment Plant Design and Operation and Modification to Improve Management of Biosolids: Regrowth, Odors, and Sudden Increases in Indicator Organisms

 
SRSK4T08

2015

 
Wastewater Treatment Anaerobic Digester Foaming Prevention and Control Methods: Full-Scale Studies and Literature Review/Survey

   INFR1SG10
2014
 
Guidance Document on Anaerobic Digester Foaming Prevention and Control Methods

   INFR1SG10a 2014
 
Fate of Engineered Nanomaterials in Wastewater Biosolids, Land Application, and Incineration

 Download

U1R10  2014 
 
Co-digestion of Organic Waste Products with Wastewater Solids: Final Report with Economic Model

 Download  OWSO5R07 2013 

LCAMER: An Assessment Tool for Managing Cost-Effective Energy Recovery from Anaerobically Digested Wastewater Solids

   OWSO4R07i  2013

Sustainable Food Waste Evaluation

 Download  OWSO5R07e  2012

Gathering Unpublished Data for Compounds Detected in Biosolids

TOBI1T11 2012

Geologic Map and Permitting Roadmap for Biosolids and Brine Injection

 
WERF2T11 2012

Pilot Testing: Surveillance and Investigation of the Illness Reported by Neighbors of Biosolids Land Application and Other Soil Amendments

08-HHE-5PP 2012

A Protocol for the Surveillance and Investigation of the Concerns Reported by Neighbors of Land Application (Biosolids and Other Soil Amendments)

 
08-HHE-5PP-p 2012
Biosolids Co-Composting VOC and Ozone Formation Study
 
WERF2C10

2011

A Strategic Risk Communications Process for Outreach and Dialogue on Biosolids Land Application
 
SRSK2R08

2011

Conducting Effective Community Outreach and Dialogue on Biosolids Land Application: A Primer for Biosolids Professionals
 
SRSK2R08A

2011

Site Specific Risk Assessment Tools for Land-Applied Biosolids SRSK3R08

2011


Use of Nanoparticles for Reduction of Odorant Production and Improvements in Dewaterability of Biosolids

 
U3R08 2011

Co-Digestion of Organic Waste Products with Wastewater Solids

 
OWSO5R07a

 
2010
Evaluation of Aluminum and Iron Addition During Conditioning and Dewatering for Odor Control 03-CTS-9a

2010

Effect of Aluminum and Iron on Odors, Digestion Efficiency, and Dewatering Properties 03-CTS-9b

2010

Web-Based Biosolids Odor Reduction Roadmap (BORR) Tool
 
03-CTS-9c

2010

Evaluation of Best Management Practices for Sustainable Groundwater Protection at Biosolids Land Application Sites 05-CTS-2T

2010

Disinfecting and Stabilizing Biosolids Using E-Beam and Chemical Oxidants U4R06

2010

Trace Organic Chemicals in Biosolids-Amended Soils: State of the Science Review SRSK5T09

2010

Fate of Estrogenic Compounds During Municipal Sludge Stabilization and Dewatering 04-HHE-6

2010

Minimizing Mercury Emissions in Biosolids Incinterators 04-CTS-7T

2010

Pathogen Risk Indicators for Wastewater and Biosolids 03-HHE-2

2009

An Investigation into Biosolids Sampling and Handling Methods for U.S. EPA-Approved Microbial Detection Techniques 04-HHE-7

2009

Biosolids Quality Control and Assurance Procedures: Managing Microbial Population Guidance for Samplers
 
  04-HHE-7FG    

2009

Epidemiologic Surveillance and Investigation of Illness Reported by Neighbors of Biosolids Land Application Sites, Phase 1
 
06-HHE-5PP

2008

State-of-the-Science Report: Energy and Resource Recovery from Sludge OWSO3R07

2008

Evaluation of Bacterial Pathogen and Indicator Densities After Dewatering of Anaerobically Digested Biosolids: Phase II and III  04-CTS-3T

2008

Biosolids Samples Processing for Analyses of Pathogens 02-HHE-2

2008

An Economic Framework for Evaluating the Benefits and Costs of Biosolids Management Options 04-CTS-2

2007

Assessing the Fate of Emerging Pathogens in Biosolids 01-HHE-3

2007

Innovations in Dewatering Sludges 02-CTS-3

2007

Quantification of Airborne Biological Contaminants Associated with Land Applied Biosolids 02-PUM-1

2007

Development of a Metals Toxicity Protocol for Biosolids 00-PUM-6

2006

Understanding Factors Affecting Polymer Demand for Conditioning and Dewatering 01-CTS-1

2006

Examination of Reactivation and Regrowth of Fecal Coliforms in Centrifuged Dewatered, Anaerobically Digested Sludges
 
03-CTS-13T

2006

 
Public Perception of Biosolids Recycling: Developing Public Participation and Earning Trust

 Download 00-PUM-5   2004
Identifying and Controlling Municipal Wastewater Odor Environment -- Literature Review 00-HHE-5C

2004

Indentifying and Controlling Odor in the Municipal Wastewater Environment Phase II: Impacts of In-Plant Parameters on Biosolids Odor Quality
 
00-HHE-5T

2004

Proceedings from the Biosolids Research Summit 03-HHE-1

2004

A Dynamic Model to Assess Microbial Health Risks Associated with Beneficial Uses of Biosolids (Phase 1) 98-REM-1

2003

Application of a Dynamic Model to Assess Microbial Health Risks Associated with Beneficial Uses of Biosolids
 
98-REM-1a

2003