Biosolids: The growing potential for use

Chin How Goh, Michael D. Short, Nanthi S. Bolan, Christopher P. Saint

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Biosolids, the residual solids from wastewater treatment operations and once considered a waste product by the industry, are now becoming increasingly recognised as a multifunctional resource with growing opportunities for marketable use. This shift in attitude towards biosolids management is spurred on by increasing volatility in energy, fertilizer and commodity markets as well as moves by the global community towards mitigating global warming and the effects of climate change. This chapter will provide an overview of current global biosolids practices (paired with a number of Australian examples) as well as discuss potential future uses of biosolids. Additionally, present and future risks and opportunities of biosolids use are highlighted, including potential policy implications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnmaking Waste in Production and Consumption
Subtitle of host publicationTowards The Circular Economy
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781787146198
ISBN (Print)9781787146204
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2018
Externally publishedYes


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