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Main Title Reclamation of a landfill with digested sewage sludge /
Author Rimkas, Raymond R. ; Rimkus, Raymond R. ; Carlson, Robert O. ; Wunderlich., Donald B.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Carlson, Robert O.
Wunderlich, Donald B.
CORP Author Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago, IL.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Wastewater Research Div.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/2-78/120; EPA-11010-DPW
Stock Number PB-286 118
Subjects Fills (Earthwork) ; Sewage sludge.
Additional Subjects Sludge disposal ; Sewage sludge ; Land reclamation ; Soil fertility ; Water pollution ; Plant growth ; Pipeline transportation ; Solid waste disposal ; Nutrients ; Wheat ; Corn ; Sampling ; Sanitary landfills ; Piezometers ; Leaching ; Design criteria ; Cost benefit analysis ; Illinois ; Land disposal ; Water pollution sampling ; Calumet County(Illinois)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-286 118 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 51 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The Calumet land reclamation project developed design criteria for applying liquid fertilizer (sludge) to land and demonstrated the beneficial and economic use of it in raising crops. The scope of the project included developing a pipeline system to transport liquid fertilizer to the application site, determining yields, analyzing plant tissue of the crops grown, observing the soil changes effected by the liquid fertilizer application, and monitoring the ground and surface water of the application site. The pipeline was built and transported liquid fertilizer from the lagoons to the application site. The application of liquid fertilizer increased the yields of wheat and corn, increased the concentration of plant nutrients in the plant tissue, and effected organic improvements in the soil. Analysis of the leachate from the piezometers showed that groundwater constituents fluctuated, partly because surface water seeped through the perforations in the piezometers at the soil surface. This pollution did not reach the groundwater aquifer sampled from a deep well constructed of solid wall pipe.
Grant no. 11010DPW. Issued Aug. 1978. Includes bibliographical references (page 50). Microfiche.