SYLVIS, with partners at Northern Tilth and the University of Washington, developed the Biosolids Emissions Assessment Model (BEAM) to calculate greenhouse gas emissions from Canadian biosolids management.
Optimizing the logistics of residuals management can greatly improve operational efficiencies, enable residuals use in challenging environments, and increase cost effectiveness.
Examples of residuals management logistics research projects include:
- development of new or optimization of existing equipment to improve reliability, breadth of utilization, and throughput rates of residuals;
- development of equipment to overcome specific environmental challenges (e.g. steep slope deployment, heavy precipitation areas, limited access);
- assessment of the operational advantages of implementing residuals management projects at different times of year; and
- determination of on-site stockpile size and location to improve operational efficiencies both in the context of land application and material management logistics at the source of residuals production.
Knowledge gained through our logistics research directly benefits our clients, as we are continuously improving project delivery efficiencies thus increasing the value of our residuals management solutions.