MABA Annual Meeting 2016

Nov 15, 2016 10:00am -
Nov 16, 2016 04:00pm

Event Description

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Topic 1: “Understanding the Impacts of Co-Digestion: Biogas, Digester Chemistry, Dewatering, and Cake Quality”, Speaker: Professor Matthew Higgins, Bucknell University

Topic 2: Optimizing existing conventional anaerobic digester performance for capacity recovery, cost effectiveness and biosolids stability, Speaker: Marialena Hatzigeorgiou, CH2M

Topic 3: Maximizing the value of biogas through consideration of alternative uses – electrical generation, use in biosolids dryers, vehicle fuel, pipeline injection, Speaker: Matt Van Horne, Hazen and Sawyer

Topic 4: Startup of Virginia’s Newest Organics Co-Digestion Facility, Speaker: Dennis Clough, Energy Systems Group New Scientific Insights

New Scientific Insights
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Topic 5: The role of microbes on soil health and questions for biosolids research, Speaker: Jeffrey Buyer, USDA ARS

Topic  6: Exploring new approaches to measuring biosolids stability, nSpeaker: Malcolm Taylor, Penn State University

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Land Application 
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Topic 7: Managing and enforcing biosolids service contracts – lessons learned from the MES field inspection services, Speaker: Al Razik, Senior Engineer, Maryland Environmental Services.

Topic 8: Achieving multiple watershed management goals with smart and creative use of biosolids, Speaker: Diane Garvey, Garvey Resources

Topic 9: Class B at its highest and best use: Deep row trenching for minelands reclamation, Speaker: Jonathan Kays, University of MD

Biosolids and Soil Quality
10:00 AM – 11:30AM

Topic 10: Developing soils for urban uses using residuals, Speaker: Terry Stancill, Stancills, Inc. Topic 11: Will phosphorus scuttle biosolids land application?, Speaker: Herschell Elliot, Penn State University

Topic 12: The National Sewage Sludge Repository: What we have learned and what lays ahead., Speaker: Arjun Venkatesan, Arizona State University

Biosolids Marketing – Part 1
11:30 AM – Noon

Topic 13: The special challenges of producing and marketing of heat dried biosolids, Speaker: Lisa Boudeman, Material Matters, Inc.

Biosolids Regulations
1:00 – 2:00 PM

SKYPE Panel with Regulators (Rowland, Pilawski, Freij, Zahradka, Churchill, Laur), Moderator: Trudy Johnston, Material Matters

Biosolids Marketing - Part 2
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Topic 14: Update on DC Water’s introduction of “Bloom” and the development of a new biosolids brand and market, Speaker: Bill Brower, DC Water

Topic 15: The past, present and future of organic residuals marketing in the eastern U.S., the nexus of regulations and marketplace, Speaker: Ron Alexander, Organics Marketing Consultant 

Event Type:Conference
Category:Annual Membership Meeting
Early registration ends on Aug 30, 2016.
Regular registration starts on Aug 31, 2016 and ends on Nov 23, 2016.
Late registration starts on Nov 24, 2016.
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