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Main Title Lime stabilized sludge : its stability and effect on agricultural land /
Author Counts, Cary A., ; Shuckrow., Alan J.
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Shuckrow, Alan J.
CORP Author Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, Wash. Pacific Northwest Labs.;National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher National Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-670/2-75-012; EPA-68-03-0203; EPA-ROAP-21ASD-16
Stock Number PB-241 809
OCLC Number 01391262
Subjects Sewage sludge ; Sewage disposal plants ; Lime ; Sewage irrigation
Additional Subjects Sludge disposal ; Farms ; Disinfection ; Calcium oxides ; Odor control ; Chemical stabilization ; pH ; Bacteria ; Chemical properties ; Mixing ; Physical properties ; Soils ; Odors ; Settling ; Test methods ; Farm crops
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EJBD  EPA 670-2-75-012 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/31/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 670-2-75-012 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 670-2-75-012 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/16/2018
NTIS  PB-241 809 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 88 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
An optimum system for the lime stabilization of municipal sewage sludge was first developed and then evaluated. The primary objectives of this work were: (1) To determine the degree of stability induced in a sludge by lime addition and (2) to determine the effects of spreading lime-stabilized sludge on agricultural land. Lime doses and contact times required to eleiminate the pathogenic bacteria and odors from a raw sludge were determined by laboratory studies, and the information obtained was translated into design and operational parameters for a pilot scale, continuous flow process. Physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of both the raw and stabilized sludges were measured. Soil and crop studies, both in a greenhouse and on controlled outdoor plots, were performed to determine the effects of spreading lime-stabilized sludge. Effective lime stabilization of sludge was accomplished by elevating the pH to 12.0 with lime addition and maintaining this pH level for at least 30 minutes.
"Program element 1BB043." "April 1975." Report prepared by Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Battelle Memorial Institute, Richland, Washington. Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-87).