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Reap the benefits of sludge The processing of wastewater sludge for use or disposal has been acontinuing challenge for municipal agencies. Yet, whensludge isproperly processed, the resulting nutrient-richproduct--biosolids--can be a valuable resource for agriculture andother uses. Wastewater Sludge Processing brings together a widebody of knowledge from the field to examine how to effectivelyprocess sludge to reap its benefits, yet protect publichealth. Presented in a format useful as both a reference for practicingenvironmental engineers and a textbook for graduatestudents, thisbook discusses unit operations used for processing sludge and theavailable methods for final disposition of the processed product.Topics discussed include sludge quantities and characteristics,thickening and dewatering, aerobicand anaerobic digestion, alkalinestabilization, composting, thermal drying and incineration, energyconsumption, and the beneficial use of biosolids. COMPREHENSIVE IN ITS COVERAGE, THE TEXT: * Describes new and emerging technologies as well as internationalmethods * Compares different types of sludge processing methods * Explains both municipal and industrial treatmenttechnologies Written by authors with decades of experience in the field,Wastewater Sludge Processing is an invaluable tool for anyoneplanning, designing, and implementing municipal wastewater sludgemanagement projects.