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RCRA Online Number:50722
Title:Biosolids Generation, Use, and Disposal in the United States
Document Date:09/01/1999
Description:Defines biosolids as the solid organic matter produced from municipal wastewater treatment processes that can be beneficially used, especially as a soil amendment. Summarizes the various treatment, use, and disposal practices for biosolids and includes brief references to regulatory requirements. Provides estimates of the amount of biosolids generated, recovered, and disposed of in the U.S. Discusses current and possible future trends in the generation, use, and disposal of biosolids through 2010. Outlines beneficial uses of biosolids, addresses concerns about beneficial use, and presents several case studies that illustrate a variety of successful biosolids management programs. Appendix provides methodology used and detailed results of data analyses. Includes tables and figures.
Topics:Municipal Solid Waste
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EPA Publication Number:530-R-99-009
NTIS Number:NA
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Non-Regulatory Guidance:No


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