May 16 – 19

Join us in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the WEF/IWA Residuals and Biosolids Conference, jointly hosted by the Water Environment Federation and International Water Association, in cooperation with North Carolina One Water and the IWA USA National Committee. It is co-located with the Odors and Air Pollutants Conference. Hear from BC’s specialists as they highlight new technologies, successful innovations, and current best practices.


Tuesday, May 16

Workshop B – Accounting and Mitigating GHG Emissions from Biosolids using BEAM
Shannon Cavanaugh, Bill Brower, Speakers
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Workshop D – Delving into Digestion: Anaerobic Digestion Process, Design, and Operation
Chris Muller, Speaker
1:30 – 5:00 PM


Wednesday, May 17

Impacts of Thermal Processes on PFAS – Updates from Water Research Foundation Projects
John Ross, Speaker
10:45 – 11:45 AM

Today’s Alchemy Miracle: How Hydrothermal Liquefaction Turns Sludge into Diesel and Jet Fuel
John Willis, Speaker
10:45 – 11:45 AM

Multi-Point Polymer Addition to Reduce Overall Polymer Demand
Ryan Iwata, Speaker
2:00 – 2:30 PM

A Surveillance Study: Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in Biosolids
Shubhashini (Shubha) Oza, Speaker
3:45 – 4:15 PM

Thursday, May 18

Pursuing Bioenergy Projects in a Dynamic Funding Environment
Alison Nojima, Lexi Valenti, Speakers
8:30 – 9:00 AM

Developing a Robust and Resilient Anaerobic Digestion Process for Co-Digestion of Food Waste and Municipal Solid Waste
Emma Guertin, Speaker
10:45 – 11:15 AM

Master Planning When the Ground Keeps Shifting: Portland (ME) Water District’s Biosolids Master Planning Experience in the Age of PFAS
Natalie Sierra, Speaker
11:15 – 11:45 AM

Novel Application of Vacuum Extraction to Anaerobic Digestion for Process Intensification and Resource Recovery
Chris Muller, Speaker
11:15 – 11:45 AM

An Evaluation Study of Santa Rosa’s Existing Co-digestion Program: Why Truck Along When You Can Optimize?
Max Armenta, Alison Nojima, Speakers
2:30 – 3:00 PM

Pyrolysis, Gasification, and Incineration – How They Compare
Lloyd Winchell, Speaker
1:30 – 2:00 PM

Friday, May 19

Forging a Path Amidst Rising Tip Fees and Regulatory Uncertainty – One South Carolina Utility’s Biosolids Approach
Tom Nangle, Speaker
9:00 – 9:30 AM

Survey for the City of Raleigh of Existing THP Biosolids Characteristics and End-Use
Bill Brower, Speaker
10:45 – 11:15 AM

Integrating Hydrothermal Pre-treatment and Vacuum Fermentation for Volatile Fatty Acids and Methane Recovery from Municipal Sludge
Farokh Laqa Kakar, Speaker
9:30 – 10:00 AM