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Main Title Agricultural benefits and environmental changes resulting from the use of digested sludge on field crops : final report /
Author Hinesly, T. D. ; Hinesly., Thomas D.
CORP Author Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago, Ill.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Solid Waste Management.
Publisher National Technical Information Service, U.S. Dept. of Commerce,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA 530-SW-30d.1
Stock Number PB-236 402
OCLC Number 02031339
Subjects Sewage as fertilizer ; Sewage sludge
Additional Subjects Sewage as fertilizer ; Sewage sludge ; Sewage disposal ; Farm crops ; Agricultural economics ; Sludge digestion ; Chemical properties ; Nutrients ; Soils ; Plant tissues ; Water quality ; Lysimeters ; Viruses ; Anaerobic bacteria ; Coliform bacteria ; Plant growth ; Ground water ; Trace elements ; Sewage irrigation
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 530-SW-30d.1 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/20/2014
EJDM  S657.H55 1974 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 01/01/1988
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 530-SW-30d.1 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 530-SW-30d.1 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/04/2018
NTIS  PB-236 402 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xxviii, 375 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The effects of digested sludge application on the chemical composition of soil, plant, and water samples from a large field lysimeter facility are discussed. Specific hygienic aspects of digested sludge were also investigated and, it was found that viruses are not likely to survive the heated anaerobic digester environment and, although digested sludge contains large populations of fecal coliform bacteria, these organisms die away rather rapidly during storage and after spreading on the soil. Results from green house and field studies indicate that several crop plants show favorable growth responses when fertilized with digested sludge, however, concentration levels of several chemical elements in soils are increased above native amounts and are also increased in plant tissues. As long as digested sludge application rates do not exceed those which will result in unacceptable concentration levels of NO3-N in drainage or groundwaters, sludge of the quality employed in the study can be safely used to increase the production of good quality crops.
"PB-236 402." "An environmental protection publication in the solid waste management series (SW-30d.1)." Includes bibliographical references (pages 358-370).