EBC Webinar: The Fluid Nature of Handling PFAS in Biosolids

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Date: October 11, 2023

Contact

Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

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Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

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Waste Water Treatment Facility methods for handling of biosolids are quickly becoming limited due to concerns over Per and polyfluorinated substance (PFAS) presence. Many New England states have or are undergoing comprehensive studies regarding the presence of PFAs in WWTF residuals/biosolids including potential impacts from land application, landfilling and incineration.  Their ubiquitous presence in biosolids means every WWTF will need to deal with PFAS containing materials. The EPA has proposed defining several PFAS as “hazardous substances”, while several States have already done so. Currently, no regulatory limits for PFAS in WWTF influent, effluent or biosolids exist in New England outside of Maine.

Despite the lack of regulatory limits biosolids disposal options are becoming significantly more costly. This EBC program will present information regarding the financial impacts PFAS has had on biosolids handling; provide detailed discussion of alternatives for solidification, drying, composting and pyrolysis; and landfill leachate treatment. The webinar will conclude with a robust discussion of regulatory and practice related efforts needed to make biosolids handling more effective and predictable for WWTFs.

A panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.0 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

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Program Speakers:

Unintended Consequences of Recent Legislation in Maine

  • Emily Cole-Prescott, President Elect, Maine Water Environment Association, and City Planner, City of Saco, ME
  • Tim Wade, President, Maine Water Environment Association

PFAS Biosolids Destruction Costs

  • Scott Kyser, Engineer, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Feedstock Preconditioning to Achieve Mineralization

  • Paul Rodriguez, Director of PFAS Residuals Management, ECT2

Biosolids Stabilization Technologies to Reduce or Eliminate PFAS

  • Todd Williams, P.E.*, BCEE, WEF Fellow *(NC, VA, IA), Senior Principal Technologist, Residuals Resource Recovery Global Principal, Jacobs

PFAS Impacts on Biosolids Recycling & Sludge Disposal

  • Jeff McBurnie, Environmental Manager, Casella Resource Solutions

Moderated Discussion

Program Planning Team:
  • Andrea M. Braga, Principal Engineer, New England Water & Environmental Group Leader, Jacobs
  • Elizabeth Denly, Vice President, PFAS Initiative Leader & Chemistry Director, TRC
  • Peter F. Durning, Partner, Burns & Levinson LLP
  • Steven LaRosa, Technical Lead, Weston & Sampson
  • Glen Tobiason, President and CEO, InnoWaCon, LLC
  • Amanda Wade, Solid Waste Program Manager, TRC

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Webinar: The Fluid Nature of Handling PFAS in Biosolids can be viewed below.

Presentations – The Fluid Nature of Handling PFAS in Biosolids

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Webinar Recording

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