Stabilized Biosolids for Quarry
     Reclamation – Demonstration Project

     “ a project that combines Industrial Waste ...
Project Backgrounder
The M.D. of Bighorn is a relatively new Alberta Municipality
having been incorporated in 1988. It is ...
Project Backgrounder (Cont)
Because Bighorn is growing rapidly and that we are now Planning
NEW Mechanical Waste Water Tre...
   So what are BIOSOLIDS?????
   The term biosolids was formally recognized in 1991 by the Water
    Environment Federat...
Options




   So what are our options for managing these Biosolids?

   1) Should we build a Composting Facility- In ve...
What Do We Know!
  First- We have a lime plant in our area-




Secondly-
We have Lime kiln dust (LKD) going to a landfill...
Eureka!

           As per Victor Hugo’s famous quote:
"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time
           ...
Where did that Idea came from?

 Started by a BCEC recommendation in 2003


•BVWMC study/2cg report in 2004


“ Lime has b...
Setting Up The Pilot
   April 2006

    • Met with Graymont
    • Addressed political
    • Partnerships agreements



 ...
We get APPROVAL!
    September 2007
a) “ Re:Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 Dead
  Man’s Flats Class I Wastewater Tre...
THE TEST
  SITE




 DEAD MANS
   FLATS
Site preparation- Fall 2007

   MD staff prepared the site
    • Placed Sand and Liner
    • Installed protection Fencing...
Phase 1 Pilot Schedule
   Met in spring of 2008
   Graymont’s staff then
    Re-Tested & calibrated
    equipment
   MD...
PILOT TAKES PLACE
Successful Start :
June 4,5 and 6th
Treated 35 M3 of sludge




     Sent samples for Lab tests
What did we want from this?
   The MD wants:
     • Cost effective solution
     • Sustainability !
     • A product that...
What did we get?
Stabilization Implementation
                  Estimates

   The Pilot costs to the MD was less
    than $10,000 plus Lar...
Really Now
                       What’s Next
   Continue and invest in a Product analysis
       -How good of a soil is ...
Next
       Part 2
Graymont’s Perspective
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Stabilized Biosolids for Quarry Reclamation – Demonstration Project
“ a project that combines Industrial Waste with Human Waste to produce a beneficial product that can be used to reclaim exhausted rock quarries”
Presented by:
M.D. Of Bighorn
Hugh Pettigrew C.E.T
Director of Operations

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  1. 1. Stabilized Biosolids for Quarry Reclamation – Demonstration Project “ a project that combines Industrial Waste with Human Waste to produce a beneficial product that can be used to reclaim exhausted rock quarries” Part 1- The Municipal Perspective Presented by: M.D. Of Bighorn Hugh Pettigrew C.E.T Director of Operations
  2. 2. Project Backgrounder The M.D. of Bighorn is a relatively new Alberta Municipality having been incorporated in 1988. It is a rural Municipality of approximately 2600 square kilometers. The area is diverse and contains mixed zoning/uses of Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural and Recreational entities. Our Population is just under 1,400 soles. The MD is a full partner in the Bow Valley Waste Management Commission (B.V.W.M.C) along with The Town of Banff and the Town of Canmore
  3. 3. Project Backgrounder (Cont) Because Bighorn is growing rapidly and that we are now Planning NEW Mechanical Waste Water Treatment Plant Facilities (WWTP) in a number of Hamlets. In other words: The MD will soon need to treat and dispose of “ Biosolids “ from those facilities on a daily basis.
  4. 4.  So what are BIOSOLIDS?????  The term biosolids was formally recognized in 1991 by the Water Environment Federation (WEF). The WEF, founded in 1928, is a not-for- profit technical and educational organization with Wastewater treatment operators and engineers as members involved in aspects of the global water environment.  " Biosolids is the term created in 1991 by the Name Change Task Force at WEF to differentiate raw, untreated sewage sludge from treated and tested sewage sludge that can legally be utilized as soil amendment and fertilizer.  The Federation newsletter published a request for alternative names. Members sent in over 250 suggestions, including "all growth," "purenutri," "biolife," "bioslurp," "black gold," "geoslime," "sca- doo," "the end product," "humanure," "hu-doo," "organic residuals," "bioresidue," "urban biomass," "powergro," "organite," "recyclite," "nutri-cake" and "ROSE," short for "recycling of solids environmentally."[4] In June 1991, the Name Change Task Force finally settled on "biosolids," which it defined as the "nutrient-rich, organic byproduct of the nation's wastewater treatment process."
  5. 5. Options  So what are our options for managing these Biosolids?  1) Should we build a Composting Facility- In vessel?  Or  2) Should we Transport our Sludge ( > 100 KM)  to an approved site as an Agriculture Land application  Any Other?
  6. 6. What Do We Know! First- We have a lime plant in our area- Secondly- We have Lime kiln dust (LKD) going to a landfill...+/-7,000 T per year Third- someone has to reclaim all those quarries - right here in our backyard ! 99 years worth! Fourth- We got POOP!
  7. 7. Eureka! As per Victor Hugo’s famous quote: "There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come." Lime Stabilization!
  8. 8. Where did that Idea came from? Started by a BCEC recommendation in 2003 •BVWMC study/2cg report in 2004 “ Lime has been used for over 100 years to chemically stabilize and reduce odors from biological waste” excerpt from 2 cg report •Visited the Lake Louise WWTP ( 2005)
  9. 9. Setting Up The Pilot  April 2006 • Met with Graymont • Addressed political • Partnerships agreements  May 2006 to June 2007 • Pilot sitting details and Technical reviews
  10. 10. We get APPROVAL!  September 2007 a) “ Re:Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 Dead Man’s Flats Class I Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludge Disposal Authorization EPEA Approval No. 593-01-00” b) “We have no objection to you proceeding with your Biosolids Alkaline Stabilization Pilot Project as described in your proposal, but we remind you of your obligation to comply with the general provisions of the EPEA and the associated regulations”
  11. 11. THE TEST SITE DEAD MANS FLATS
  12. 12. Site preparation- Fall 2007  MD staff prepared the site • Placed Sand and Liner • Installed protection Fencing • Provided “On site” facilities  Graymont Staff installed: • Tub Mixer • Bagging and conveying equipment • Technical expertise • Electrical
  13. 13. Phase 1 Pilot Schedule  Met in spring of 2008  Graymont’s staff then Re-Tested & calibrated equipment  MD -organized sludge delivery (trucking)  Included Sludge from Town of Banff and Canmore.
  14. 14. PILOT TAKES PLACE Successful Start : June 4,5 and 6th Treated 35 M3 of sludge Sent samples for Lab tests
  15. 15. What did we want from this?  The MD wants: • Cost effective solution • Sustainability ! • A product that is free of pathogens, coliforms and meets CCME Guidelines for Class A • A product that can be used in the viscinity.  The Industry wants: • A market for their waste by-product LKD • Sustainability ! • Need reclamation soil for their quarries “ We want to treat Industrial waste with Human waste” P.Ryan
  16. 16. What did we get?
  17. 17. Stabilization Implementation Estimates  The Pilot costs to the MD was less than $10,000 plus Large in kind contributions from Graymont ( equipment , LKD and expertise)  The Capitalization & Operational Costs are estimated to be very effective and much less than other methods.
  18. 18. Really Now What’s Next  Continue and invest in a Product analysis -How good of a soil is this…..  Apply and Obtain Alberta Environment (Aenv) and Alberta Sustainable Resource Department (SRD) approvals for our stabilized biosolids land application-  Pilot an actual Reclamation Site
  19. 19. Next Part 2 Graymont’s Perspective

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