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Sludge quality benefits realized from drinking water stabilization

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Concerns about sludge quality continue to increase as emphasis shifts from disposal to use. A frequently asked question is what effect a drinking water stabilization program will have on the metal content of wastewater sludge. Data presented in this paper clearly show that there is a direct correlation between drinking water corrosivity and some metal contents of sludge. Further, if the potential side effects of a drinking water stabilization program are acceptable, the metals concentration in the sludges can be reduced significantly, which may make beneficial use a viable alternative.
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Keywords: beneficial utilization; drinking water stabilization; metals content; wastewater sludge quality

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1992-03-01

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    Published as: Sewage Works Journal, 1928 - 1949; Sewage and Industrial Wastes, 1950 - 1959; Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 1959 - Oct 1989; Research Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, Nov 1989 - 1991; Water Environment Research, 1992 - present.
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