The Greater Moncton Sewerage Commission has developed, in concert with National Defence Canada, an environmentally sustainable and cost effective biosolids management and land reclamation programme at the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Gagetown, New Brunswick, Canada (the second largest land based Military Training Facility in the British Commonwealth). The use of composted biosolids to re-vegetate military training lands is thought to be a unique application for the beneficial use of biosolids. Results and practical experience gained from this approach to successfully re-vegetate initial sections of extremely large and vast tracts of these lands are described. The paper also overviews the Commission's modern 115 000 m3.d−1 advanced, chemically assisted primary wastewater treatment facility and associated alkaline (lime) sludge stabilisation process. Planning strategies, security aspects, special and unique challenges in operating adjacent to an active military training facility, costs, spreading techniques, monitoring, next steps and conclusions are also presented.
A unique, environmentally sustainable and cost– effective programme to re-vegetate military training lands utilising composted wastewater biosolids at a large Canadian military training centre
R.J. LeBlanc, C.J. Allain, S. Downe, N. Pond, P.J. Laughton; A unique, environmentally sustainable and cost– effective programme to re-vegetate military training lands utilising composted wastewater biosolids at a large Canadian military training centre. Water Sci Technol 1 November 2006; 54 (9): 61–68. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2006.875
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