Biosolids Trial at the Waste-to-Energy FacilityBiosolids Trial at the Waste-to-Energy Facility<div class="ExternalClassB226A63265764F5C835B9198150DA846"><p>​Metro Vancouver continues to test the use of biosolids as a fuel source along with garbage at the region’s Waste-to-Energy Facility. </p><p>Trials, conducted this past summer, involved using a conveyor to feed bags of biosolids into one of the facility’s three boilers in carefully measured amounts. Emissions, ash quality and other operating parameters were all monitored during the trial. </p><p>Biosolids are organic solids from the wastewater treatment process that have been treated to eliminate harmful bacteria and reduce odours. The trials demonstrated that biosolids can be fed into the Waste-to-Energy Facility at a rate of one tonne of biosolids for every nine tonnes of garbage.</p><p>Processing biosolids at the Waste-to-Energy facility would provide a local, cost-effective option to manage about 25,000 tonnes per year of biosolids, roughly half of the region’s current production. Biosolids production in the region will increase with the operation of the North Shore Waste Water Treatment Plant and other system improvements currently underway. </p><p>Following this successful trial, Metro Vancouver will investigate the feasibility and cost of automating feeding biosolids into the Waste-to-Energy Facility to provide information for a business case to be brought to the Board for consideration for a full-scale system.</p><p>Video: <a href="https://vimeo.com/286437307" target="_blank">https://vimeo.com/286437307</a></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue47-biosolids.jpg2018-10-19T07:00:00ZGP0|#7ccd2f9e-3572-495b-a89d-88c980beedcc;L0|#07ccd2f9e-3572-495b-a89d-88c980beedcc|Issue 47;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass0E52C62DF9854F4C9AE38190FA5779AA"><p>​<span lang="EN-CA">Metro Vancouver continues to test the use of biosolids as a fuel source along with garbage at the region’s Waste-to-Energy Facility. </span></p></div>0