Biosolid Dust Control
Biosolids are nutrient-rich organic materials generated during wastewater treatment processes. Like fertilizer, they add slow-releasing nutrients and organic matter to improve soil quality and crop production. They also generate dust that can be dangerous and needs to be controlled.
Biosolids fall into two categories:
- Class A biosolids have undergone intensive treatment so that they can be handled safely without restrictions or special handling precautions. They can legally be sold as fertilizer.
- Class B biosolids have been treated, but may have pathogens. They require special handling and may require a permit for use.
One of the main advantages of using biosolids in agriculture is reduced fertilizer costs. Adding them to your fertilizer program can keep costs down without compromising crop yield. Due to their organic properties, they can also reduce surface runoff and erosion, if applied and managed correctly.
Benefits of Dust Control for Biosolids
Biosolid dust can contribute to difficult and dangerous challenges. Dustech offers non-toxic dust suppressants and expert application guidance to minimize dust effectively and economically.
Here are some of the benefits of working with Dustech for biosolid dust control:
- Get expert guidance: We use our in-depth knowledge to help some of the top companies in their industries prevent and reduce dust – including biosolids.
- Prevent dust explosions: Processing and storing dried biosolids derived fuel can contribute to potential hazards. Dust suppressants help minimize this risk, when used alongside good housekeeping practices and other safety precautions.
- Improve health and safety: Exposure to high levels of organic dust for extended periods of time can contribute to health issues for workers and animals. Our dust suppressants reduce these health risks.
- Prevent dust from spreading to your neighbors: Dust suppressants reduce dust, which prevents it from blowing off your property and spreading to your neighbors. This reduction can help you avoid potential fines.
Here is more information about biosolids dust, regulations, and worker safety considerations:
- OSHA Hazard Information Bulletins – Fire and Explosive Hazards Associated with Biosolids Derived Fuel (BDF) and Wastewater Treatment Plants
- A Plain English Guide to the EPA Part 503 Biosolids Rule
- Controlling Dust and Bioaerosols At a Composting Facilities
- Guidance For Controlling Potential Risks To Workers Exposed to Class B Biosolids