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RCRA Online Number:50588
Title:An Analysis of Composting as an Environmental Remediation Technology
Document Date:04/01/1998
Description:This document summarizes the available information on the use of compost for managing hazardous waste streams and for remediating soil contaminated with toxic organic compounds (such as solvents and pesticides) and inorganic compounds (such as toxic metals), and indicates possible areas for future investigations. The document also discusses compost-based biofilters for treatment of contaminated air and wastewater streams, the potential for reclamation of mine spoils and Brownfields with compost, suppression of plant diseases and pests by compost, compost-enhanced phytoremediation of contaminated soil, and the development of special-purpose or customized composts. References are included at the end of each chapter and a bibliography is included at the end.
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EPA Publication Number:530-R-98-008
NTIS Number:NA
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Non-Regulatory Guidance:No


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