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The city has formally approved plans to implement Lystek Thermal Hydrolysis solutions for biosolids management This project will play an important role in converting the facility into a Water Resource Recovery Center (WRRC). “We are pleased to be moving forward with the implementation of the Lystek technology” says Justin Lawrence, Director, Environmental Services and City …

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In 2007, only 2.6 percent of the nearly 29.2 million metric tons of organic “waste” generated in North America was recovered, due to inefficient collection processes. Through heightened awareness and improved practices, progress has certainly been made since then. However, as populations continue to expand, so too does the sheer volume of residual material we …

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Australia has experimented with biosolids solutions over the past 20 years and in the process has earned an excellent global reputation for biosolids management. Currently in Australia over 80% of total biosolids are applied to land as fertilizer. (In contrast, while land application of biosolids in Canada is growing, it currently amounts to about 33%). …

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Lystek International is an organic materials recovery firm. We were founded in 2000 at the University of Waterloo to help municipalities and others reduce waste, costs, odours and greenhouse gas emissions through an innovative approach to biosolids and organics management. Lystek is committed to beneficial use and diversion from landfill through the transformation of non-hazardous, …

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It was only fifty years ago when thousands of North American cities dumped raw sewage directly into water bodies. A growing body of evidence on the risks of this practice to both human health and the environment led to a surge in legislation on water pollution. The rapid proliferation of such regulatory controls on wastewater …

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By Kerri Jansen Wednesday, February 27, 2013 The fields of corn and soybeans at Birmingham Farm, owned by Kansas City, Mo., look like the crops at any other farm. But unlike most farmland, these fields are fertilized with biosolids produced by the city’s wastewater treatment process.Each year Birmingham Farm uses about 55,000 dry tons of …

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Given the recent interest and discussions in our Region on biosolids, this submission summarises more than a decade of Waterloo-based research on biosolids processing. The vision was to develop processes to make locally based, University of Waterloo spin-off, Lystek International, into a global, industry leader in biosolids management. Achieving this goal required collaborative research between …

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Sustainable management has made many industries – both big and small- learn one key lesson. The key to being sustainable- both economically and environmentally- is to minimize material waste while maximizing the useful life of the same material. In the growing interests of waste diversion, wastewater treatment plants across the globe are faced with the …

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