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Main Title Liquid waste composting : final report /
Author Patterson, James C., ; Patterson, J. C. ; Short, J. R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Short, J. R.
CORP Author National Park Service, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher GPO,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/2-85/005
Stock Number PB85-160406
Subjects Sewage disposal. ; Compost--Research.
Additional Subjects Composts ; Sewage disposal ; Substitutes ; Cost analysis ; Feasibility ; Microorganisms ; Nutrients ; Temperature ; Oxygen ; Municipal wastes ; Liquid wastes ; Bioindicators ; Heavy metals
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-160406 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 100 pages : illustrations
This research project was conducted at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park to examine the feasibility of adapting and using the sludge composting technique to compost liquid waste collected in the National Parks. This study evaluated the composting of two problematic liquid raw wastes--sanitary toilet pumpings and septic tank pumpings (septage). Effectiveness of the process was characterized by measuring indicator organism destruction, nutrient transformations, heavy metal content, and temperature and oxygen variation. Effective destruction of pathogenic microorganisms was achieved by temperatures in excess of 55 degrees obtained within the composting pile. The system was costly on a unit volume basis, but costs were reasonable when the value of the compost was considered. The process provided thorough waste treatment without costly equipment and specialized construction.
"January 1985." "Final report period 7/78 - 7/79." "Contract/Grant No. EPA-78-D-X0298." Microfiche.