||Spreading lagooned sewage sludge on farmland : a case history /
Robson, C. Michael. ;
Sommers, Lee E.
||Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Sewage lagoons--United States. ;
Sewage sludge as fertilizer--United States. ;
Sewage irrigation--United States.
Sludge disposal ;
Cargo transportation ;
Tank trucks ;
Farm crops ;
Environmental impacts ;
Materials handling ;
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||116 pages ; 28 cm
This project demonstrated that land application is feasible and practical for a metropolitan treatment plant for disposal of a large volume (265,000 cu m) of stabilized, liquid sewage sludge stored in lagoons. The project involved transportation of sludge by semi-trailer tankers and either surface or subsurface application with conventional equipment to cropland. All sludge was applied on privately-owned land in an adjacent, rural county through a cooperative agreement between the farmer and contractor. The report illustrates that the planning and conduct of a land application project requires expertise from a diversity of technical and sociological disciplines.
Caption title. "May 1982." "EPA-600/2-82-019." Microfiche.