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Main Title A survey of pathogen survival during municipal solid waste and manure treatment processes /
Author Ware, Sylvia A.
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory.; Ebon Research Systems.; Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory. Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Division.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/8-80-034; EPA/600/8-80/033; EPA-68-03-2803
Stock Number PB81-109696
OCLC Number 07193822
Subjects Refuse and refuse disposal ; Organic wastes ; Animal waste ; Pathogenic microorganisms
Additional Subjects Refuse and refuse disposal ; Organic wastes ; Animal waste ; Micro-organisms, Pathogenic ; Worms ; Composts ; Solid waste disposal ; Municipalities ; Assessments ; Cost analysis ; Earthfills ; Revenue ; Combustion ; Chemical reactions ; Aeration ; Temperature ; Processing ; Capitalized costs ; Vermicomposting ; Earthworms ; Eisenia foetida ; Lumbricus rubellus
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  EPA-600/8-80-034 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 03/14/1998
EJAD  EPA 600/8-80-034 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/15/1993 DISPERSAL
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-8-80-034 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/19/2011
EJED  EPA 600/8-80-034 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
ERAD  EPA 600/8-80-034 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/19/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-8-80-034 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB81-109696 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 105 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vermicomposting of municipal solid wastes has been attempted only in the last five years and there are presently no full-scale operations. This report assesses the technical and economic feasibility of vermicomposting and is based on several pilot-scale studies conducted by private entrepreneurs. The assessment is based on examining facilities and costs for a municipal operation serving (1) a community of 50,000 persons and (2) a community of about 500,000 persons. Vermicomposting is compared to three other methods of solid waste management: sanitary landfill, windrow composting, and combustion. Vermicomposting was estimated to cost about $24 to $32 per ton of waste processed.
"Ebon Research Systems." "Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Division, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory." "August 1980." Includes bibliographical references (p. 92-100). "Contract no. 68-03-2460-5."