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Main Title Fate and Effects of Trace Elements in Sewage Sludge when Applied to Agricultural Lands. A Literature Review Study.
Author Pag, A. L. ;
CORP Author California Univ., Riverside. Dept. of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering.
Year Published 1974
Report Number 670/2-74-005;
Stock Number PB-231 171
Additional Subjects Sludge disposal ; Trace elements ; Irrigation ; Farms ; Industrial wastes ; Sewage disposal ; Toxic tolerances ; Farm crops ; Soil fertility ; Plant growth ; Concentration(Composition) ; pH ; Reviews ; Soil enrichment ; Heavy metals ; Sewage irrigation
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NTIS  PB-231 171 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 107p
Uses of As, Ba, B, Cd, Cr, Co, Cu, Bp, Mn, Hg, Mo, Ni, Se, Ag, Sn, V, and Zn are reviewed. Total concentrations of trace elements in sewage sludges vary videly. Ranges are reported for sludges from approximately 300 treatment plants from different regions in the U.S.A., Canada, Sweden, England, and Wales. No apparent relationship exists between the total concentration of trace elements in sludge and the amount dissolved by organic acids or water. Field and greenhouse studies have demonstrated that yields and trace element concentrations of higher plants grown on sludge-amended soils are dependent upon the amount of sludge applied, trace element composition of the sludge, soil pH, and plant species.