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By improving the biodegradability of sludge within a wastew ater treatment stream with ionizing radiation, the overall efficiency of a wastew ater treatment plant may be enhanced. In addition, since current sludge handling and disposal practices constitute about half of the overall costs for wastew ater treatment, alternative processes which can enhance sludge dew aterability or degradability will also reduce costs.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2001

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