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Main Title Manual for composting sewage sludge by the Beltsville aerated-pile method /
Author Willson, G. B. ; Parr, J. F. ; Epstein, E. ; Marsh, P. B. ; Chaney, R. L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Willson, G. B.
CORP Author Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA 600/8-80-022
Stock Number PB80-199359
OCLC Number 07076943
Subjects Sewage--Purification--Aeration. ; Sewage sludge. ; Compost.
Additional Subjects Sludge disposal ; Sewage sludge ; Sewage disposal ; Aerobic processes ; Composts ; Cost estimates ; Utilization ; Marketing ; Technology ; Photographs
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-8-80-022 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/16/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-8-80-022 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/31/2013
EKAM  TD772.M3 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 09/01/1995
EMBD  EPA/600/8-80/022 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/29/1995
ERAD  EPA 600/8-80-022 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/19/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-8-80-022 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-199359 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xvi, 65 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
In producing clean water from sewage, wastewater treatment plants also produce sludge. Most of the commonly used methods to dispose of this material are now considered to be either environmentally unacceptable, wasteful of energy, or very expensive. To ease this situation, a relatively simple, rapid, and inexpensive sludge composting process has been developed. The method makes possible the conversion of undigested sludge into a composted product that is aesthetically acceptable and meets environmental standards. The material has demonstrated usefulness as a soil amendment stimulative to plant growth. If relatively simple control procedures are followed, the compost appears to be free of primary human pathogens because of the lethal effect of heat generated during the composting process on such organisms. The composting procedure represents a major advance over previously known composting methods. It is adaptable to practical use in municipalities of widely varying size. In many situations its short startup time will allow its use as an emergency interim solution for sludge management. Key information is presented on the economics of the process, and on the marketing and use of the product as a soil conditioner to improve plant growth.
"Wastewater Research Division, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory." "This study was conducted in cooperation with U.S. Department of Agriculture." "United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research, Science and Education Administration." "May 1980." Bibliography: p. 60-61. "Grant no. S803468."