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Main Title Spreading lagooned sewage sludge on farmland : a case history /
Author Robson, C. Michael. ; Sommers, Lee E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Sommers, Lee E.
CORP Author Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA/600/2-82/019; EPA-C-2575NASX
Stock Number PB82-181082
Subjects Sewage lagoons--United States. ; Sewage sludge as fertilizer--United States. ; Sewage irrigation--United States.
Additional Subjects Sludge disposal ; Farms ; Feasibility ; Cargo transportation ; Tank trucks ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Regulations ; Metals ; Concentration(Composition) ; Cadmium ; Monitoring ; Farm crops ; Environmental impacts ; Materials handling ; Indiana ; Land application
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-181082 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 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.