Legislative Action

Regulations Corner February 2017

Feb 01, 2017
Biosolids Court Uphold Biosolids Application In December 2016, there were two significant court cases supporting beneficial use of biosolids.  -   Kern County, California:  On December 5, the…
Resource Library

Accurate Accounting

Dec 19, 2016
Abstracts of these resources are available in the searchable Information Portal offered to Northwest Biosolids members. Water, Sanitation and Economy, 
Author: Keller, S. 
  Soil…
Research Short Story

Improvement of Solonetzic Soils with Biosolids

Dec 14, 2016
Presented by: Kasia Caputa, PAg, SYLVIS Environmental Solonetzic soils contain high concentrations of soluble sodium relative to magnesium and calcium, which results in a high sodium adsorption…
Legislative Action

British Columbia’s Organic Matter Recycling Regulation Update

Dec 14, 2016
In our ongoing effort to represent our members in supporting environmental stewardship through the beneficial use of biosolids, our Regulations Development Committee recently provided Northwest…
Research Short Story

Renewable Resource for Renewable Fuel Crop

Nov 06, 2016
By Sally Brown, University of Washington Switchgrass is a high biomass crop that is a potential feedstock for cellulosic ethanol.  It is an environmentally friendly alternative to corn based ethanol…
Research Short Story

NRCS Phosphorus Index for OR and WA: Future Impact on Biosolids Management

Nov 06, 2016
By Dan Sullivan, Oregon State University I have been asked a lot of questions about the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Phosphorus (P) Index lately.   Although I do not work for NRCS…
Research Short Story

Biosolids in Conservation Tillage

Nov 06, 2016
Bill Schillinger, Craig Cogger, and Andy Bary, Washington State University   Research in Washington State has demonstrated that biosolids applications can reverse the decline in soil organic matter…
Research Short Story

Response of Metals and Nutrient Concentrations in Tailing Storage Facilities 17 years after Biosolids Application

Nov 01, 2016
By Michelle E. Phillips, Graduate Student at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops BC   Mine tailings storage facilities (TSF) are the end product of extracting a desired mineral from ore, and are…
Resource Library

The September Issue

Sep 02, 2016
By Sally Brown, University of Washington   This is, after all, the September Issue of the Biosolids Library.  For those of you who are regular readers of the library but not of Vogue Magazine, you…
Research Short Story

PSR: One step better than PSI for phosphorus

Sep 01, 2016
By Julia Jay, University of Washington   At UW we are continuing to refine the process of identifying tests to predict the performance of stormwater bioretention soils.  Our Phase I…