Finding the Solution to a Biosolids Odor Problem

Fort Worth’s environmental management system for biosolids provides a roadmap for solving problems and steadily improving processes.
Finding the Solution to a Biosolids Odor Problem
The Village Creek plant treats an average flow of 124 mgd and produces some 28,000 dry tons per year of Class A biosolids for beneficial use.

The Fort Worth (Texas) biosolids land application program ran smoothly for more than 15 years. Then along came an odor problem that led to stories on the evening news and complaint calls to the mayor’s office from neighbors of application sites.

It was a challenging problem,...

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