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Main Title Effects of Irrigation of Municipal Sewage Effluent on Spoil Banks.
Author Soppe, William E. ;
CORP Author Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for Research on Land and Water Resources.
Year Published 1971
Report Number DI-14-01-0001-1942; OWRR-B-020-PA; 06135,; B-020-PA(7)
Stock Number PB-207 784
Additional Subjects ( Sewage ; Fertilizing) ; ( Sludge disposal ; Fertilizing) ; ( Spoil ; Fertilizing) ; ( Strip mining ; Reclamation) ; Trees(Plants) ; Water reclamation ; Plant growth ; Soil chemistry ; Trace elements ; Sewage irrigation ; Waste water reuse ; Liquid waste disposal
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-207 784 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 11p
The discharge of increasing volumes of sewage effluent from waste water treatment plants as a result of increasing population and urbanization has accentuated water pollution problems in the eastern United States. Such effluents are relatively rich in mineral nutrients. It is quite possible that poor land conditions as from strip mining could be ameliorated through the irrigation of such areas with sewage effluent and sludge which is slightly alkaline in pH (about 7.4) and which has a high fertilizer equivalent. The report finds this sewage use is feasible. It was done by planting seven species of tree seedings in spoil with and without sewage fertilizer. (Author)