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Biosolids  Central District

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Dr. Phil Kane, Biosolids Coordinator


What are Biosolids?

Wastewater Biosolids are treated solids from wastewater treatment facilities or Biosolids management facilities (RMFs)

Commonly used as fertilizer or sent to landfills

Biosolids are also known as biosolids or sludge, formerly they were known as residuals


Rule 62-640.200 (31), F.A.C. definition

" 'Biosolids' or 'domestic wastewater Biosolids' means the solid, semisolid or liquid residue generated during the treatment of domestic wastewater in a domestic wastewater treatment facility.  Not included is the treated effluent or reclaimed water from a domestic wastewater treatment plant.  Also not included are solids removed from pump stations and lift stations, screenings and grit removed from the preliminary treatment components of domestic wastewater treatment facilities, other solids as defined in Rule 62-640.200(24), F.A.C., and ash generated during the incineration of Biosolids."  


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Dr. Phil Kane

Central District Office

3319 Maguire Blvd. Suite 232

Orlando, Fl 32803-3767

phone: 407-897-4100, ext. 2323

fax: 850 412-0496


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Last updated: May 21, 2012

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