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Main Title Characterization of sewage sludge and sewage sludge-soil systems /
Author Sommers, Lee E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Nelson, D. W.
Kirleis, Allen W.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory : Center for Environmental Research Information [distributor],
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600-S2-84-046
OCLC Number 10961904
Subjects Sewage as fertilizer--United States ; Sewage sludge--Environmental aspects--United States
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EJBD  EPA 600-S2-84-046 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/03/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-84-046 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
Collation 4 pages ; 28 cm
Caption title. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "Mar. 1984." "EPA/600-S2-84-046."
Contents Notes
"Field and laboratory studies were conducted to characterize the chemical properties of municipal sewage sludges. to evaluate the fate of sludge components in soils, and to determine the distribution of trace metals in milling fractions of grains grown on sludge treated soils. Specific studies included (1) characterizing the organic components in sewage sludges, (2) separating sludges into organic and inorganic fractions, (3) examining the capacity of sludge to retain metals, (4) evaluating sludge through spectroscopic, infrared, and electron spin resonance studies, (5) conducting laboratory soil incubation studies to characterize mineralization and nitrification of nitrogen and decomposition of organic carbon in sludge amended soils, (6) determining metal speciation with analytical data for soil solution samples, and (7) evaluating the uptake of Cd, Zn, Ni, Cu, Fe, and Mn in oats, corn, wheat, and soybeans grown in soils treated with sewage sludge."