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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/600/2-84/095; EPA-68-01-4688; EPA-600/2-83-095
Stock Number PB84-101559
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
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-101559 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 175 pages : illustrations ; 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.
Final report. "September 1983." Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-163). Prepared for Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory. PB84-101559. Microfiche.
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.