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Main Title Effect of land disposal applications of municipal wastes on crop yields and heavy metal uptake /
Author Giordano, P. M. ; Mays., D. A.
CORP Author National Fertilizer Development Center, Muscle Shoals, Ala.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio. Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Div.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/2-77-014
Stock Number PB-266 649
OCLC Number 03523638
Subjects Waste products as fertilizer ; Compost ; Sewage--Purification--Heavy metals removal
Additional Subjects Farm crops ; Metals ; Sewage disposal ; Municipalities ; Soil properties ; Sludge disposal ; Growth ; Toxicity ; Refuse ; Plant tissues ; Leaching ; Accumulation ; Vegetable crops ; Bean plants ; Land disposal ; Heavy metals
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD760.G56 1977 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-2-77-014 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/22/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-014 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
EMBD  EPA/600/2-77/014 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/17/1995
ERAD  EPA 600/2-77-014 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/17/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-014 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/11/2017
NTIS  PB-266 649 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 73 pages : illustrations.
This report provides the cumulative data acquired from 1969 through 1975 from field and greenhouse investigations pertaining to the effects on selected soils and plants from municipal compost and sewage sludge applications. Multiple applications of composted municipal refuse resulted in satisfactory crop growth with only moderate increase of some heavy metals in plant tissue. In contrast, lower rates of several domestic sewages resulted in significant uptake of certain metals, especially in more sensitive species, such as leafy vegetables and string beans. Plant availability of metals derived from sewage seems to be related to product matrix rather than to total metal content. Little downward movement of heavy metals was observed under conditions of heavy leaching in the greenhouse or natural rainfall outdoors.
Contract no. EPA-IAG-D4-0415. Includes bibliographical references (pages 69-71).