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It Takes a Family

Mar 25, 2021
We’ve been studying the potential connections between use of amendments and soil health for a few years.  That study has a second component; the relationship between soil health and the plants that…
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PFAS in Biosolids: A Southern Arizona Case Study

Feb 23, 2021
Rationale for Study PFAS are fluorinated compounds that comprise a family of anthropogenic chemicals used for decades to make products resistant to heat, oil stains, grease, and water. Of these,…
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Biosolids Forestry & Carbon

Jan 07, 2021
By Sally Brown, University of Washington Forest application of biosolids has been a signature beneficial end use in the Pacific Northwest.  The Northwest has also been a leader in quantifying the…
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Wildlife Response to Terrestrial Grassland Application of Biosolids

Nov 25, 2020
By Karen E. Hodges, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, B.C. & Frank I. Doyle, Wildlife Dynamics Consulting, Inc., Terrace, B.C. Background
Globally, the published work on…
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Wastewater-Based Epidemiology for Averting COVID-19 Outbreaks on the University of Arizona Campus

Oct 28, 2020
By Ian Pepper, Walter Betancourt, Charles P. Gerba, University of Arizona WEST Center Wastewater Based Epidemiology (WBE) is a rapidly expanding new discipline formerly known as Sewage Surveillance…
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W4170 Rebuttal to the 2018 OIG Report

Aug 14, 2020
By Trung Le, Northwest Biosolids Research Committee and Brown & Caldwell On November 15, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a divisive…
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Research During COVID: A MS Student Perspective

Jul 21, 2020
By Anna Beebe, University of Washington There are many ways to describe this past Spring Quarter, “business as usual” was not one of them. If, when, and how would UW reopen? I am lucky I still get…
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Wastewater Based Epidemiology Studies for the Coronavirus: Part 2 – National Data

Jun 26, 2020
By Ian Pepper, University of Arizona & WEST Center Background: In Part 1, we described the concept of measuring Coronavirus concentrations in sewage as a leading indicator of the pandemic.…
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Wastewater Based Epidemiology Studies for the Coronavirus: Part 1 – Plans

May 29, 2020
By Ian Pepper, University of Arizona & WEST Center Background: Wastewater Based Epidemiology (WBE) is a rapidly expanding new discipline formerly known as Sewage Surveillance. The concept behind…
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Biosolids for Forestry Fertilization

Apr 28, 2020
By Sally Brown, University of Washington Drawdown provides solutions that will help us reduce (drawdown) the concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere.  Biosolids didn’t make the list of solutions.  …