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Main Title Comprehensive summary of sludge disposal recycling history.
Author Baxter, John C. ; Martin, William J. ; Sabey, Burns R. ; Hart, William E. ; Cohen., David B.
CORP Author Metropolitan Denver Sewage Disposal District No. 1.
Publisher EPA,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 600-2-77-054; EPA-68-03-2064
Stock Number PB-269 352
OCLC Number 15336687
Subjects Sewage as fertilizer ; Sewage sludge
Additional Subjects Sludge disposal ; Sewage disposal ; Solid waste disposal ; Soil properties ; Land use ; Fertilizers ; Organic wastes ; Farm crops ; Reclamation ; Environmental impacts ; Nutrients ; Nitrogen ; Bacteria ; Composition(Property) ; Soil analysis ; Tables(Data) ; Sewage sludge ; Land disposal ; Heavy metals ; Liquid waste disposal
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-2-77-054 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/02/2020
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-054 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-77-054 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/16/2019
ERAD  EPA 600/2-77-054 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/17/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-054 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/11/2017
NTIS  PB-269 352 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 84 pages : illustrations, figures, tbls ; 28 cm
Since 1971 the only mode of sludge disposal used by Denver District No. 1 has been land application. A number of different application procedures have been tried over the intervening years. The development of methodology and problems associated with each procedure are discussed in the text. Continuous Applications of sludge to the soil at the Lowry Bombing Range since 1969 have raised the concentration of nutrients, metals, salts and organic matter. The effects of these excessive loading rates on the soil, crops and environment are evaluated. The effects of various sludge applications to soil on germination, emergence, subsequent plant growth, and uptake of heavy metals are examined. Inhibition of germination decreased with increasing soil sludge incubation periods or when dried sludge was used, suggesting that salts or some volatile component within the sludge was inhibiting germination. Microbial counts of fecal coliform bacteria in sludged plots showed no appreciable differences from control plots after a 6 month incubation period. Liquid sludge added to shallow earthen drying basins demonstrated that water is lost through soil percolation in addition to evaporation, and that about half the N content of sludge is lost.
"EPA 600-2-77-054." "April 1977." "Cover title." Includes bibliographical references (page 83).