APWA Book Review
Land Application of Sewage Sludge and Biosolids
216 pp * 2002 * CRC Press * Eliot Epstein
Land application of sewage sludge and biosolids has been practiced for centuries. Over 50% of the 6,900 million dry tons of sewage sludge generated each year in the United States is land applied as biosolids. The principal controversies surrounding the land application of biosolids involve heavy metals and pathogens. Land Application of Sewage Sludge and Biosolids provides a comprehensive scientific text providing a complete review of various aspects of heavy metals and pathogens to the fate and effects of organic compounds. Consideration is given to crop removal of metals and organics, soil erosion and leaching, as well as to differing approaches and regulations in the United States, Canada and Europe. The result is an authoritative, science-based, and unbiased perspective on the benefits and potential risks of land application to human health and the environment.
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