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Main Title Application of municipal sludges on energy crops : a feasibility analysis /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Ehreth, Donald J.
CORP Author InterTechnology/Solar Corporation.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-600/2-83-095; EPA/600-S2-83-095; PB84101559
Stock Number PB84-101559
OCLC Number 320776848
Subjects Sewage sludge as fertilizer--United States ; Energy crops--United States
Additional Subjects Economic factors ; Sludge disposal ; Forest land ; Feasibility ; Forest trees ; Fuels ; Grain crops ; Energy ; Biomass ; Ethanol ; Wood ; Comparison ; Earth fills ; Hardwoods ; Nutrients ; Yield ; Urban areas ; Land application ; Biomass plantations
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-S2-83-095 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/11/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-83-095 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB84-101559 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 3 pages ; 28 cm
This study evaluates the feasibility of disposing of treated municipal sludge on marginal land used to grow energy crops. In contrast to the use of sludge on agricultural crops, its use on energy crops avoids most of the problems associated with the presence of heavy metals and other pollutants in sludge. This analysis shows that replacing sludge incineration and /or landfilling with land spreading on energy crops can result in dollar and energy credits to municipalities implementing this alternative. The potential economic advantage of the energy crop approach is, however, very sensitive to local factors such as the value of the credits gained from eliminating incineration or landfilling and the annual yields of the energy crops.
"EPA/600-S2-83-095." "Dec 1983."
Contents Notes
Evaluates the feasibility of disposing of treated municipal sludge on marginal land used to grow energy crops (e.g., wood to be used for fuel, or sugar and grain products to be used for ethanol). Cf. Introduction.