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Main Title Study of Sludge Handling and Disposal.
Author Burd., R. S. ;
CORP Author Federal Water Pollution Control Administration, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Year Published 1968
Report Number WP-20-4;
Stock Number PB-179 514
Additional Subjects ( Wastes(Sanitary engineering) ; Disposal) ; Sewage ; Drying ; Terrain ; Oceans ; Incinerators ; Water pollution ; Control ; Odors ; Sedimentation ; Gravity ; Underground ; Filters(Fluid) ; Solvent extraction ; Fertilizers ; Bacteria ; Freezing ; Solids ; Handling ; Costs ; Standards ; Effectiveness ; Sludge ; Pipeline transportation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-179 514 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 380p
The report discusses in detail the broad subject of water and wastewater sludge handling and disposal. Sludge handling and disposal procedures are reviewed and evaluated by discussing methods, materials and equipment used today and in the past. Thus, the report provides an information base and suggestions for new approaches to the sludge treatment art for use by researchers, design engineers, and operators of treatment facilities. The material is presented in the same sequence as solids processing steps used at treatment plants. The text begins with the grit chamber and ends with ultimate sludge disposal. A major conclusion from the report is: additional support should be given to the research and development of better ways to treat the solid portion of wastewaters, after separation from the liquid. Eight other major conclusions of the report are: (1) Standardized accounting and reporting procedures are needed. (2) Sludge handling and disposal should be integrated into the total wastewater treatment system. (3) Wastewater sludge disposal could be considered as a part of total solids-disposal system that includes refuse and other solid wastes. (4) Incineration is a promising ultimate disposal technique. (5) Mechanical dewatering systems are replacing more primitive dewatering systems. (6) There is a trend to ocean disposal of sludge by coastal or near-coastal cities. (7) Raw sludge handling is becoming more popular. (8) The cost of ultimate sludge disposal for most installations ranges from $5 to $55 per ton of dry solids.