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Main Title Municipal Wastewater Treatment Technology Transfer Activities of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Author Convery, J. J. ; Kreissl, J. F. ; Venosa, A. D. ; Bender, J. H. ; Lussier, D. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/032;
Stock Number PB88-171426
Additional Subjects Sewage treatment ; Waste water ; Municipal engineering ; Technology transfer ; Government policies ; Programs ; Technology utilization ; Pollution control ; Environmental Protection Agency ; Case studies
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-171426 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 18p
Technology transfer is an important activity within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Specific technology transfer programs, such as the activities of the Center for Environmental Research Information, the Innovative and Alternative Technology Program, as well as the Small Community Outreach Program, are used to encourage the utilization of cost-effective municipal pollution control technology. Case studies of three technologies, including a plant operations diagnostic/remediation methodology, alternative sewer technologies and ultraviolet disinfection, are presented. These case studies are presented retrospectively in the context of a generalized concept of how technology flows from science to utilization which was developed in a study by Allen (1977). Additional insights from the study are presented and the information gathering characteristics of engineers and scientists, which may be useful in designing technology transfer programs. The recognition of the need for a technology or a deficiency in current practice are important stimuli other than technology transfer for accelerating the utilization of new technology.