Detroit (DWSD) Incineration of Sewage Sludge
What did you flush down the toilet today,
or wash down your driveway this week ?
Chemicals, metal particles off car, and human waste, right ?
Now multiply that by about 5 million people and include
all the industrial/manufacturing/production sites in town.
Incineration of “sewage sludge” aka biosolids,
is quite the continual complex balancing act,
involving numerous mechanical mechanisms,
and of course – attentive human operators.
The EPA has some guidelines to aid the operators of incinerators
Chapter 4 – Guide to Part 503 Rule
EPA BUFFER requirements – restrictions on public access to biosolids.
– Exceptional quality (Class A) biosolids used in small quantities
have no buffer requirements or site access restrictions.
– Exceptional quality biosolids is the name given to treated residuals
that contain low levels of metals.
When used in bulk, Class A biosolids are subject to buffer requirements.
There are buffer restrictions for virtually all forms of Class B biosolids
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