The open access article for the July 2016 edition of Water Environment Research evaluates the impact of alkaline to stabilize the release of phosphorus in Class A and Class B land-applied biosolids. 

“In their paper on phosphorus release from the land application of biosolids, Jameson et al. evaluated the impact of the stabilization method for both Class A and Class B biosolids," says WER editor-in-chief Tim Ellis. “The team found that alkaline treatment to produce Class B had the lowest water extractable phosphorus concentrations compared to Class A. They also found that all stabilization methods produced significantly lower phosphorus concentrations in all types of biosolids over those found in animal manures.”

Selected WER articles such as this one are available free to the public on a monthly basis through an open-access program. Click here to download, “Determination of Biosolids Phosphorus Solubility and Its Relationship to Wastewater Treatment,” by Molly Jameson, Jeffrey G. White, Deanna L. Osmond and Tarek Aziz. 

Published by the Water Environment Federation since 1928, WER is a popular professional journal that features peer-reviewed research papers and research notes, as well as state-of-the-art and critical reviews on original, fundamental and applied research in all scientific and technical areas related to water quality, pollution control and management.

Originally known as the Sewage Works JournalWER is available in print and online formats and receives about 400 new research submissions each year. 

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About WEF
The Water Environment Federation is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 33,000 individual members and 75 affiliated member associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. To learn more, visit www.wef.org.  


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