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Factors Affecting Disinfection and Stabilization of Sewage Sludge

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Effective disinfection and stabilization of sewage sludge prior to land application is essential to not only protect human health, but also to convince the public of its benefits and safety. A basic understanding of the key factors involved in producing a stable biosolid product is a necessary component to ensuring that effective disinfection and stabilization are achieved. Key stressors used to treat sewage sludge, both traditional and some emerging, are discussed including physical, chemical, and biological stressors. Factors that affect a stressor's effectiveness are included where information is available. Examples of methods that employ each stressor are presented.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2006-01-01

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