Ruth Fisher

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13 Mar 2019

Odor emissions from biosolids limit opportunities for their beneficial reuse by land application. Odorous emissions are affected by the operation of stabilization processes via methods such as anaerobic digestion, aerobic digestion, alkaline treatment, thermal drying, or composting. Commonly used sampling and measurement methods for assessing...

Journal article

11 Feb 2019


Conducted a survey investigating attitudes of industrial stakeholders regarding the community Conducted interviews with plant manages regarding community interaction Based on observed trends and analysis, a series of recommendations is discussed.


Research into industry-community relationships have focused almost exclusively...

Journal article

11 Apr 2018

The composition of wastewater in sewer catchments is known to affect the performance of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). However, there is limited knowledge as to how catchment characteristics, such as types of catchment industries, impact odour emissions from downstream sludge processing and biosolids management. Odorous...

Journal article

5 Apr 2018

Odorous emissions from wastewater biosolids processing can cause nuisance impacts to the surrounding community. Odour Wheels are an effective tool for environmental odour management, but have yet to be provided for wastewater biosolids processing. Emissions throughout the biosolids processing from eight wastewater treatment plants, each...

Journal article

2 Nov 2017

Volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) are important contributors to nuisance odours from the processing of wastewater sludge and biosolids. However, emission characteristics are difficult to predict as they vary between sites and are likely to be affected by biosolids processing configuration and operation.

VSC emissions...

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