Contact Mid Atlantic Biosolids Association (MABA)
Land Application of Biosolids: The Basics and Beyond
July 16-17, 2013
Lancaster Host, 2300 Lincoln Highway East (Route 30), Lancaster, PA 17602, 717-299-5500,
MABA Members $130
Exhibitors $200 with booth space ($130 per additional registration)
Day 1 Agenda:
8:00 to 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 to 9:30 Nutrient Use Efficiency in the Region -- Strategies for better use of
residuals for soil fertility needs: Amy Shober, PhD, University of Delaware.
9:30 to 10:00 Biosolids Regulatory and Program Guidances in the MABA
Region: Robert Pepperman, Synagro;
10:00 to 10:15 Involving Biosolids Professionals in State Nutrient Programs in the
MABA Region: Robin Brandt, PhD, Penn State University
10:15 to 10:30 Conforming Biosolids Use with Nutrient Management Planning
Practices in Pennsylvania: Diane Garvey, Garvey Resources
10:30 to 11:00 Networking Break and Snacks
11:00 to 11:30 Use of Biosolids and Residuals for Soil Restoration: Dr Rufus
Chaney, PhD, USDA Agriculture Research Service
11:30 to 12:00 WEF’s Evolving Program for Biosolids in Response to
Profession’s Needs: Barry Liner, Director, Center for Water Science and
Engineering, Water Environment Federation.
12:00 to 12:30 Forecasting Future Issues for Land Applied Biosolids: Robert
Bastian, Office of Water, US EPA
12:30 to 1:30 Lunch Break and Networking
1:30 to 2:00 Overview of Innovative Technologies at Work in MABA Region:
Art Auchenbach, Riordan Materials Corporation
2:00 to 2:30 Advances in “Cloud” Technologies for Managing Biosolids and
Achieving Regulatory Compliance: Aaron Stephens, Material Matters.
2:30 to 3:00 Developing Effective Contracts for Land Application Services:
Bill Toffey, Mid Atlantic Biosolids Association
3:00 to 3:30 Networking Break
3:30 to 5:30 Land Application Case Studies: Conveying Lessons Learned and
Real Life 3:30 Case Study 1: Combining residuals for maximum nutrient
sequestration and biomass production at mine sites. Rick
Stehouwer, Penn State University.
3:50 Case Study 2: Lessons Learned in Alkaline Stabilization at the
Middlesex County Utility Authority, NJ: Mike Nicholson, WeCare
4:10 Case Study 3: Beyond Plant Growth: Evidence that biosolids
enhances plant growth: Chris Peot, DC Water
4:30 Service Company Introductions (3 each 10 minutes): Candidates
include: Recyc Systems, Jesse Baro, Sustainable Resources Group,
Enviro-Organic Technologies, Williams Environmental Services.
5:00 “Mistakes were made (but not by me) ...Foolish beliefs, bad
decisions, and hurtful acts”: biosolids storytelling led by Bill
Toffey, Mid Atlantic Biosolids Association
5:15 Panel comments and audience participation: How can we move
forward with “best practices?”
5:30 to 6:30 RECEPTION AND NETWORKING
Day 2 Agenda:
8:00 to 8:30 Networking and Coffee
8:30 to 9:00 Research Results on Pathogen and Vector Attraction Reduction for
New Standards of Stability: Matthew Higgins, Bucknell University
9:00 to 10:30 Technology Case Studies – part 1 (case studies on how the
equipment performs and any issues with operations and challenges/opportunities
with use of the product.) Candidate technologies from digestion, composting,
chemical stabilization, dryers. Storage. The 20 minute case studies are followed
by a set of vendor introductions where companies can describe their products and
9:00 Case Study 1: Improving aerobic digestion. Robert Wooldridge,
Thermal Process Systems.
9:20 Case Study 2: Dryers for the mid-sized agencies -- the Lititz and
West Penn cases: Edward Pietroski, EnTech Engineers.
9:40 Case Study 3: Developing a storage facility for biosolids
management: Roger Hatcher, NutriBlend.
10:00 Vendor Introductions: (3 Vendors each 10 minutes). Candidates
from among Siemens, Ovivo, Parkson, Fenton, Therma-Flite, RDP
10:30 – 11:00 Networking Break 11:00 to 12:30 Technology Case Studies - Part 2 (three presentations each 20
11:00 Case Study 4: Selling Composting and Compost -- Working with
the community to gain project approval: Robert Broom, McGill
11:20 Case Study 5: In Defense of Biosolids: Update on the Gilbert Case
and Right to Farm: Jimmy Slaughter, Beveridge & Diamond.
11:40 Case Study 6: Innovative technologies for altering the balance of
nitrogen and phosphorus in biosolids: Bryan Ducharme,
12:00 Vendor Introductions: (3 presentations each 10 minutes)
Candidates from among: WeCare Organics Casella Organics, Jesse
Baro, A&M Composting, Natural Soil Products.
12:30 to 1:30 Lunch Break & Networking
2:00 to 4:00 Plant Tour Lititz WWTF and Dryer and Sod Farm receiving the