CONSULTANTS IN ORGANICS RECYCLING

 

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Copies of any of these publications can be made available on request:

"Causes of Eutrophication in the Rivanna River Watershed, Albemarle County, Virginia”, University of Virginia Senior Research Thesis, May 1975
“Bulking Agent Selection in Compost Plant Design”, Compost Science, November 1979 (co-authors: T.G. Shea, J.W. Braswell)
“Effect of Advanced Wastewater Treatment Effluent on Golf Course Irrigation Needs and Turfgrass Response”, George Washington University Master’s Thesis, Dec., 1980
“Multiple Hearth ReHeat-OXidation Process”, 19th National Conference on Municipal Sewage Treatment Plant Sludge Management, June 1989 (co-authors: T.G. Shea, A. Baturay, and M.J. Brinker).  Also published in conference proceedings.
“Dewatering Municipal Sewage Sludge for Incineration”, 62nd Annual Water Pollution Control Federation Conference, October, 1989; also published in Water Environment and Technology, Vol. 3, No. 3, March 1991 (co-authors: R.L. Walden, T.G. Shea, and M.J. Brinker)
 “Impact of the Ocean Dumping Ban Act”, WPCF Specialty Conference on Residuals Management, August 1991.  Also published in conference proceedings.
“Alkaline Stabilization Processes”, WPCF Specialty Conference on Residuals Management, August 1991 (co-authors: L.A. Stone, D.W. Oerke, S.M. Rogowski). Also published in conference proceedings.
“Evaluation of In-Vessel Composting Technologies”, 64th Annual WPCF Conference, October 1991 (co-authors: F. Quinn, L.A. Stone, T.G. Shea). Also published in conference proceedings.
“Co-composting municipal sewage sludge with leaves, yard wastes and other recyclables a case study”, Air & Waste Management Association. 85th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Kansas City, Missouri, 21-26 June 1992 (co-author: C.A. Howe).  Also published in conference proceedings.
“Pathogen Inactivation Using Thermal and Digestion Processes”, 65th Annual Water Environment Federation Conference, October 1992.  Also published in conference proceedings.
Water Environment Federation, Beneficial Use Programs for Biosolids Management, 1994 (contributing author)
“Special Events: The Role of Recycling and Composting”, Resource Recycling, September, 1999, p. 26 (co-author: S. Childs)
“North Carolina Builds Organics Recycling Infrastructure”, BioCycle, Vol. 41, No. 1, January 2000, p. 48
“Food Wastes Composting at the 1999 Special Olympics World Summer Games”, proceedings of the Y2K Composting in the Southeast Conference, October 2000, (co-author: C. Salter)
“Turning Food Scraps Into Feedstock”, Resource Recycling, November 2000
“Characterizing the Composting Industry”, BioCycle, Vol. 45, No. 12, December 2004, p. 20 (co-author: N. Goldstein)
“Emissions and Air Quality Compliance”, BioCycle, Vol. 47, No. 1, January 2006, p. 37
“Composting Grease Trap Wastes”, BioCycle, Vol. 47, No. 8, August 2006, p. 27
“Environmental Remediation By Composting”, BioCycle, Vol. 47, No. 12, December 2006, p. 18
“What’s New in Grinders”, BioCycle, Vol. 48, No. 1, January 2007, p. 24
“Smart Financing”, BioCycle, Vol. 48, No. 2, February 2007, p. 23
“Smart Equipment Purchasing and Leasing”, BioCycle, Vol. 48, No. 3, March 2007, p. 18
“What’s New in Live Bottom Trailers”, BioCycle, Vol. 48, No. 4, April 2007, p. 20
“Turning Waste Into Black Gold”, 2007 Public Works Manual, May 2007
“Composting Site Remediation Success”, BioCycle, Vol. 48, No. 5, May 2007, p. 35
“Smart Operator Training”, BioCycle, Vol. 48, No. 6, June 2007, p. 22
“Compost Data Tracking and Analysis”, BioCycle, Vol. 48, No. 7, July 2007, p. 26
“What’s New in Baggers & Blenders”, BioCycle, Vol. 48, No. 8, August 2007, p. 45
“Smart Equipment Maintenance”, BioCycle, Vol. 48, No. 10, November 2007, p. 29
“What’s New in Windrow Turners”, BioCycle, Vol. 48, No. 10, November 2007, p. 19
“Compost Storm Water: Is It A Problem?” (Parts 1 – 3), BioCycle, Vol. 49, No. 2-4, Feb – May 2008
“Collecting Source-Separated Organic Material”, BioCycle, Vol. 50, No. 1, January 2009, p. 23
“Compost Economics”, On-Farm Composting Handbook, 2nd Edition, NRAES, in press
“Uncle Sam Buys Green”, BioCycle, Vol. 50, No. 3, March 2009, p. 25
“Composting Integrated Into Family Business”, BioCycle, Vol. 50, No. 10, October 2009
“GIS Tools to Streamline Organics Diversion”, BioCycle, Vol. 51, Nos. 3 & 4, March & April, 2010
“Selecting A Slow-Speed Shredder”, BioCycle, Vol. 51, No. 7, July 2010
“Controlling Costs in Compost Manufacturing”, BioCycle, Vol. 51, No. 9, September 2010
“Add a Dash of Carbon”, BioCycle, Vol. 52, No. 12, December 2011
“Composting Process Optimization”, BioCycle, Vol. 53, No. 1, January 2012
“Managing Odors in Organics Recycling”, BioCycle, Vol. 53, No. 4, April 2012, p. 25
“Odor Defense Strategy”, BioCycle, Vol. 53, No. 5, May 2012, p. 35
“Going on Offense Against Odors”, BioCycle, Vol. 53, No. 6, June 2012, p. 25
“Odor Treatment At Composting Facilities”, BioCycle, Vol. 53, No. 8, August 2012, p. 21
“Resolving Odor Challenges”, BioCycle, Vol. 53, No. 11, November 2012, p. 22
“Design Considerations in ASP Composting”, BioCycle, Vol. 54, No. 1, January 2013, p.30
“Pipe and Blower Fan Fundamentals in ASP Design”, BioCycle, Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2013, p.24
“Design Considerations in Covered Aerated Static Pile Composting”, BioCycle, Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2013, p.21
“Odor Dispersion Fundamentals”, BioCycle, Vol. 54, No. 6, June 2013, p.26
“The Art and Science of Odor Modeling”, BioCycle, Vol. 54, No. 7, July 2013, p.43
“Composters Defend Against Persistent Herbicides”, BioCycle, Vol. 54, No. 8, August 2013, p. 21
“Odor Monitoring and Detection Tools”, BioCycle, Vol. 54, No. 10, October 2013, p. 16
“Testing for Persistent Herbicides in Compost and Feedstocks”, BioCycle, Vol. 55, No. 1, January 2014, p. 21
“Composting vs. Anaerobic Digestion: Comparing Biological Systems”, BioCycle, Vol. 55, No. 4, April, 2014, p.32
“Contaminant Removal Strategies”, BioCycle, Vol. 55, No. 6, June 2014, p. 46
“Organics Recycling Facility Siting”, BioCycle, Vol. 55, No. 8, August 2014, p. 29

State of Composting in the U.S., published by ILSR, November 2014

“Coping with Persistent Herbicides in Composting Feedstocks”, BioCycle, Vol. 56, No. 1, Jan. 2015, p. 44
Persistent Herbicide Fact Sheets, U.S. Composting Council, March 2015

"Food Scraps Diversion Feasibility in a Small City", BioCycle, Vol. 56, No. 3, March/April 2015, p. 67

"Calculating Costs for Organics Processing", BioCycle, Vol. 56, No. 4, May 2015, p. 25

“Strategic Partnering for Composting Facility Growth”, BioCycle, Vol. 56, No. 7, July 2015, p. 19
“Economic Tool to Evaluate Organics Recycling Options”, BioCycle, Vol. 56, No. 11, Dec. 2015, p. 24
“Volume-Based Measuring at Composting Facilities”, BioCycle, Vol. 57, No. 1, Jan. 2016, p. 24
“Weighting Factors in Organics Recycling Facility Development”, BioCycle, Vol. 57, No. 1, Jan. 2016, p. 45

"Controlling Composting Odors", BioCycle, Vol. 57, No. 2, February 2016, p. 14

"Opportunities and Challenges with University CoDigestion Facility", BioCycle, Vol. 57, No. 2, February 2016, p. 30

"Tackling Contamination in Food Scraps Stream", BioCycle, Vol. 57, No. 3, Mar/Apr 2016, p. 29

"Compost Bioassay Tests Show Persistent Herbicide Impact", BioCycle, Vol. 57, No. 3, Mar/Apr 2016, p. 53

“Health and Safety Planning in Anaerobic Digestion”, BioCycle, Vol. 57, No. 4, May 2016, p. 51
“Space Utilization in Composting”, BioCycle, Vol. 57, No. 5, June 2016, p. 29
“Biogas Piping Design and Safety”, BioCycle, Vol. 57, No. 5, June 2016, p. 44
“Food Safety Rule Impacts on Organics Recyclers”, BioCycle, Vol. 57, No. 6, July 2016, p. 22
“Managing Insect Infestations in Green Waste”, BioCycle, Vol. 57, No. 6, July 2016, p. 28
“Upgrading Biogas to Renewable Natural Gas”, BioCycle, Vol. 57, No. 7, August 2016, p. 48
“Separation Code and Switch in Contaminant Removal”, BioCycle, Vol. 57, No. 8, Sept. 2016, p. 53

“Residential SSO to High-Solids Digestion”, BioCycle, Vol. 57, No. 9, Oct. 2016, p. 43
“Sampling Plans for Organics Recycling Facilities”, BioCycle, Vol. 57, No. 10, Nov. 2016, p. 21
“Regional Digester Increases Food Scraps Processing”, BioCycle, Vol. 57, No. 10, Nov. 2016, p. 34
“Food Scraps Collection in a Rural County”, BioCycle, Vol. 57, No. 12, Dec. 2016, p. 16
“Regional Composter Confronts Contamination”, BioCycle, Vol. 58, No. 1, Jan. 2017, p. 35
“Los Angeles County WRRF Embraces Co-Digestion,” BioCycle, Vol. 58, No. 1, Jan. 2017, p.53
“Microaeration Reduces Hydrogen Sulfide in Biogas”, BioCycle, Vol. 58, No. 1, Jan. 2017, p.57
"Digester Mixing Fundamentals", BioCycle, Vol. 58, No. 2, Feb. 2017, p. 33