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Main Title Screening Methodology for Assessing Potential Health Effects from Municipal Sludge Incinerators.
Author Fradkin, L. ; Bruins, R. J. F. ; Lutkenhoff, S. D. ; Stara, J. F. ; Lomnitz, E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/J-87/319;
Stock Number PB88-196290
Additional Subjects Sludge disposal ; Incinerators ; Sludge ; Sewage treatment ; Assessments ; Methodology ; Cadmium ; Emission ; Atmospheric contamination control ; Dispersing ; Exposure ; Risk ; Air pollution ; Computation ; Contaminants ; Waste disposal ; Public health ; Reprints ; Risk assessment ; Emission factors ; Sewage sludge ; Incineration
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-196290 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7p
The paper describes a risk assessment methodology for preliminary assessment of municipal sludge incineration. The methodology is a valuable tool in that it can be used for determining the hazard indices of chemical contaminants that might be present in sewage sludge used in incineration. The paper examines source characteristics (i.e., facility design), atmospheric dispersion of emission, and resulting human exposure and risk from sludge incinerators. Seven of the ten organics were screened for further investigation. An example of the calculations are presented for cadmium.