This review section covers journal articles and conference papers related to biosolids and sludge management that were published in 2011. The literature review has been divided into the following sections: • Biosolids regulations and management issues, • Biosolids
characteristics and measurement including microconstituents, metals and pathogens, • Sludge treatment technologies including pretreatment and sludge minimization, conditioning and dewatering, anaerobic digestion, aerobic digestion, composting, • Disposal and reuse including
combustion/incineration, land application and innovative alternatives for reuse, • Odor and air emissions, and • Risk analysis
Water Environment Research® (WER®) publishes peer-reviewed research papers, research notes, state-of-the-art and critical reviews on original, fundamental and applied research in all scientific and technical areas related to water quality, pollution control, and management. An annual Literature Review provides a review of published books and articles on water quality topics from the previous year. 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.