Processing and Use of Organic Sludge and Liquid Agricultural Wastes

Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium held in Rome, Italy, 8–11 October 1985

  • P. L’Hermite
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Processing and Costs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. V. C. Nielsen
      Pages 25-38
    3. L. E. Duvoort-van Engers, S. Coppola
      Pages 59-75
    4. L. Spinosa, V. Lotito, A. C. Di Pinto, G. Mininni
      Pages 76-93
    5. R. C. Frost, H. W. Campbell
      Pages 94-109
  3. Characterization of Sludge

  4. Management Considerations in Sludge and Effluent Disposal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. M. Hangartner, J. Hartung, J. H. Voorburg
      Pages 236-242
    3. J. H. Williams, J. E. Hall
      Pages 258-289
    4. M. Lineres, C. Juste, J. Tauzin, A. Gomez
      Pages 290-303
    5. G. A. Fleming, R. D. Davis
      Pages 304-317
    6. D. R. Sauerbeck, P. Styperek
      Pages 318-335
  5. Poster Session

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-365
    2. Marjatta Melkas, Matti Melanen, Antti Jaakkola, Marketta Ahtiainen
      Pages 366-373
    3. E. de Fraja Frangipane, R. Vismara, V. Mezzanotte
      Pages 414-426
    4. P. Regamey, G. Hubert
      Pages 431-435
    5. M. Consiglio, R. Barberis, G. Piccone, G. De Luca, A. Trombetta
      Pages 436-440
    6. P. Nappi, R. Barberis, M. Consiglio, R. Jodice, A. Trombetta
      Pages 441-447
    7. R. C. Kistler, F. Widmer, P. H. Brunner
      Pages 448-451
    8. A. Manrique, I. Arroyo, A. M. Sanz, J. M. Garcia De Bustos, A. M. Nebreda
      Pages 460-464
    9. G. Piccone, C. Sapetti, B. Biasiol, G. De Luca, F. Ajmone Marsan, A. Trombetta
      Pages 465-469
    10. P. Ockier, W.Z.K.
      Pages 470-477
    11. G. Petruzzelli, G. Guidi, L. Lubrano
      Pages 478-484
    12. S. Piccinini, L. Cortellini, G. Bonazzi
      Pages 485-490
    13. N. Rossi, R. Rastelli, P. L. Graziano, N. De Martin
      Pages 491-498

About these proceedings


Disposal of organic sludge and liquid agricultural wastes is a universal problem. Their production cannot be halted and as steps are taken to maintain or improve the quality of rivers and lakes it grows in quanti ty. The Commission's early awareness of the need for action to prepare for substantial growth in the Community's' sludge disposal problem led to the setting up of the COST 68 project to coordinate and guide European research and development work with particular emphasis on recycling sludge to agricultural land. Two years ago the field of research activi ties was extended to liquid agricultural wastes. This Symposium is the latest opportunity to provide a comprehensive review of the results of the project, to define current trends in practice and to establish by discussion the priorities for research over the next few years. The development of instrumentation and of analytical techniques during the period has extended our knowledge of the organic and inorganic constituents of sewage sludge and agricultural wastes and enabled us more readily to identify and measure the risks to which our general environment may be exposed when disposing of it. This evolution of understanding is a continuing process and an essential guide to the modification of disposal practices to achieve safer and more efficient operations. However, it is important to take a broad view of the application of research findings in the light of the considerable contrast in conditions in different parts of the world.


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  1. 1.Commision of European CommunitiesDirectorate-General Science, Research and DevelopmentBrusselsBelgium

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8613-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4756-6
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