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Main Title Production of non-food-chain crops with sewage sludge /
Author Abron-Robinson, Lilia A. ; Lue-Hing, Cecil ; Martin, Edward J. ; Lake, David W.
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Abron-Robinson, Lilia A.
Abron-Robinson, Lila A.
CORP Author PEER Consultants, Inc., Rockville, MD.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA/600/2-80/199; EPA-68-03-2743
Stock Number PB81-125296
Subjects Sewage sludge. ; Sewage as fertilizer.
Additional Subjects Sludge disposal ; Fertilizers ; Plant growth ; Cost effectiveness ; Feasibility ; Market value ; Cotton plants ; Grasses ; Forest trees ; Biomass ; Market research ; Cost analysis ; Transportation ; Nitrogen ; Phosphorus ; Requirements ; Production ; Cost comparison ; Land application
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NTIS  PB81-125296 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 109 pages ; 28 cm
Feasibility and market potential were determined for non-food-chain crops cultivated using sewage sludge. Non-food-chain crops that are currently being sold on the open market or that have a good potential for marketability were selected. From a list of 20 crops, 3 were selected and subjected to a cost analysis to determine how the costs for cultivation using sewage sludge compared with the costs for cultivation using commercial fertilizer. Cotton, sod, and energy biomass trees were determined to have the best potential for cultivation using sewage sludge, based on the market values and nutrient requirements for each crop, and on the hectares presently under cultivation for production of these crops. Results indicate that large quantities of sewage sludge can be used, based solely on the nitrogen and phosphorus requirements for the cultivation of these crops.
Caption title. "November 1980." "EPA-600/2-80-199." Microfiche.