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Main Title Trace organics and inorganics in distribution and marketing municipal sludges {Microfiche}
Author Baird, Rodger.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gabrielian, Sylva M.
CORP Author Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, Whittier, CA.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/1-88/001
Stock Number PB88-160585
OCLC Number 48841595
Subjects Sewage sludge--Characterization ; Sewage disposal in the ground--Environmental aspects--United States ; Sewage sludge--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Sludges ; Organic compounds ; Distribution ; Marketing ; Data bases ; Sewage treatment ; Chemical analysis ; Municipal sludges ; Pathogens
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA 600-1-88-001 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/05/2005
NTIS  PB88-160585 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 253 p. ; 28 cm.
The land application of municipal wastewater treatment sludges is widely practiced both as an economic treatment method for disposal and to provide an economic soil nutrient amendment for agricultural use. Concerns over the general disposal of sludge to land have focused on several adverse impacts from sludge-borne chemical and microbial agents, including phytotoxicity, domestic animal toxicity, and human health. Human health issues primarily emphasize whether these agents enter the food chain via: contamination of drinking water, accumulation in and on edible crops, and accumulation in animals and animal product used for food. The specific goals of the study were (1) to provide a database of 15 trace metals and 121 toxic organic compounds in stabilized sludge products from 26 U.S. cities which are distributed and marketed for various land application uses, and (2) to characterize selected sludge extracts from each city for non-target organic chemicals which might predominate in individual sludges. Results from the study would help determine if certain D&M sludges, based on their chemical content and concentration, should be treated as solid wastes to avoid adverse health risks to the general public.
Caption title. "Jan. 1988." "EPA/600/1-88/001." Includes bibliographical references (p. 3). Microfiche.