Update on EPA's Biosolids Program

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Biosolids are a byproduct from municipal sewage treatment that may be used as an organic soil conditioner and fertilizer after treatment to reduce pathogens. Biosolids are a complex mixture that contains organic and inorganic compounds and organisms from wastewaters of households, commercial and industrial facilities, as well as compounds added or formed during wastewater treatment processes. Do biosolids serve as a point source of hazardous pollutants, or has the material been applied over a large area that serves as a more diffuse source?

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864708788806458

Publication date: January 1, 2008

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