Projects - Operational Optimizations

In-House Assessment to Improve Biosolids Quality, The Lancaster Area Sewer Authority, Lancaster, PA

In 2013, the biosolids land application program at a mid-sized Pennsylvania municipal water reclamation facility was jeopardized due to unrelenting nuisance odor complaints from neighbors near farm fields receiving biosolids. The Authority engaged Material Matters, Inc. to assist with the investigation to improve product quality and develop practical operational protocols for routine monitoring and control. Material Matters conducted a study at the facility to assess the quality of the biosolids generated at the facility, and, in turn, develop a strategy to perform in-house odor testing to improve Class B alkaline-biosolids product quality.