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Editors: Anna Stephens and Mark Fuller
Book Description:
Sewage is mainly a liquid waste containing some solids, produced by humans. It typically consists of washing water, feces, urine, laundry waste and other material which goes down drains and toilets from households and industry. Sewage sludge is an end product of the wastewater treatment process. This material can be a wonderful source of nutrients for the soil. This book provides current studies and research on the treatment and use of sewage. Using this material as a fertilizer can benefit the environment by turning wastes into valuable resources. These sludges would otherwise have to be disposed of by landfilling, lagooning, incineration, or ocean dumping. On the other hand, heavy metals sometimes found in sewage sludge may present environmental problems as there is filtration of metals towards the aquifers which get contaminated. This book addresses these concerns as well as benefits.

Table of Contents:

Research and Review Studies

The Fate and Transport of Trace Metals Through Sewage Treatment Plant Processes;pp. 1-52
(Juan Santos-Echeandia - Marine Research Institute, Vigo, Spain)

Effects of Stabilization Processes on Sewage Sludge's N and P Fertilizing Value;pp. 53-94
(Rodrigo Studart Correa - The Univ. of Brasilia, Brasilia/DF, Brazil)

Fate of Cadmium, Copper, Lead and Zinc in Soils after Application of Different Treated Sewage Sludge in Soils of the Pampas Region, Argentina;pp. 95-122
(Silvana Irene Torri, Paul Silvio Lavado - Catedra de Fertilidad - Univ. de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Treatment of Sewage for Use in Agriculture;pp. 123-154
(Jose Tavares de Sousa, Wilton Silva Lopes, Valderi Duarte Leite, Shiva Prasad - Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. Estadual de Paraiba, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil, and others)

Isolation of Pollutant-Degrading Microbes from a Sewage Treatment Plant;pp. 155-172
(Katsuhiko Fujii - Dept of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan)

Thermal Conversion of Sewage Sludge by Pyrolysis;pp. 173-205
(A. Moran, M.E. Sanchez - Natural Resources Institute, Chemical Engineering Group, Univ. of Leon, Leon)

Sewage Sludge Disposal - Land Application - Environmental Problems - An Overview;pp. 207-224
(Md. Wasim Aktar - Pesticide Residue Lab, Dept. of Agricultural Chemicals, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India)

Wastewater Sewage Sludge Disposal by Pyrolysis and Vitrification;pp. 225-258
(Marco Ischia, Maurizio Grigiante, Marco Baratieri, Roberto Dal Maschio - Dept. of Materials Engineering and Industrial Technologies, Univ. of Trento, Italy, and others)

Behavior of pharmaceuticals and their degradation products during wastewater treatment;pp. 259-276
(Anastasia D. Nikolaou, Despo Fatta Kassinos, Maria Kostopoulou-Karadanelli, Sureyya Meric, University of the Aegean, Faculty of Environment, Department of Marine Sciences, University Hill, Mytilene, Greece, and others)

Intensive Aerobic Bioconversion of Sewage Sludge and Food Waste into Organic Fertilizer;pp. 277-288
(O. Stabnikova, J.Y. Wang, V. Ivanov - School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore)

Environmental Impact of Sewage Water Pollution;pp. 289-305
(Md. Wasim Aktar - Pesticide REsidue Laboratory, Dept. of Agricultural Chemicals, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India)

Disposal of Municipal Sewage Sludge in China A Mini Review;pp. 307-323
(Hongbo Liu and Liping Sun, Rhine-Main Water Research Institute,

Removal of Colour and Trace Organic Matters from Recycled Wastewater;pp. 325-339
(Linda Zou, Bo Zhu - Centre for Water Management and Reuse, Univ. of South Australia, Adelaide, and others)

Photodegradation of Octylphenol Using Simulated and Natural Sunlight Radiation;pp. 341-362
(Mariana Neamtu, Dana-Melania Popa, Fritz H. Fimmel - Technical Univ. of Iasi, Faculty of Industrial Chemistry, Iasi, Romania, and others)

Short Communication pp.363-363

Washing of Incineration Residue of Sewage Sludge with Acid and Caogulation-Sedimentation Treatment Using the Washings;pp. 363-372
(Seiichi Ishikawa, Satoe Ito, Yoshio Eguchi, Naoko Ueda - Faculty of Environmental Engineering, The Univ. of Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan)

Index pp.373-394

      Waste and Waste Management
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 394.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-959-9
   Status: AV
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