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Main Title Recent Developments in Anaerobic Sludge Digestion in the United States and a View of the Future.
Author Farrell, Joseph B. ;
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA/600/D-83/066.;
Stock Number PB83-225086
Additional Subjects Anaerobic processes ; Sludge digestion ; Aerobic processes ; Solid waste disposal ; Forecasting ; Energy conservation ; Methane ;
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NTIS  PB83-225086 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
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Abstract
The presentation reviews current developments in sludge digestion that have been applied on a full scale in the United States and predicts future developments. Full scale experiments using thermophilic digestion at Los Angeles and at Chicago are described. Results of the evaluation of dual digestion (oxygen aerobic digestion followed by anaerobic digestion) at Hagerstown, Md., are presented. New developments, such as multiple digestion, developed by W. Torpey, are discussed. The impact of federal programs that encourage conservation of energy has greatly increased use of the excess methane produced in anaerobic digestion of sludge. Implications of the dependence created on this internally generated energy are presented. Research areas of high potential are also addressed.