Sludge Characteristics and Behavior

  • Judith B. Carberry
  • Andrew J. EnglandeJr

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 66)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. John Gregory
    Pages 1-27
  3. J. B. Carberry
    Pages 28-45
  4. A. J. Englande Jr.
    Pages 46-82
  5. T. H. Y. Tebbutt, M. J. D. White
    Pages 83-113
  6. Richard I. Dick
    Pages 114-133
  7. R. S. Reimers, A. J. Englande Jr.
    Pages 134-181
  8. U. K. Möller
    Pages 182-194
  9. U. K. Möller
    Pages 195-209
  10. George J. Balafoutas
    Pages 210-234
  11. R. S. Reimers
    Pages 235-279
  12. A. J. Englande Jr.
    Pages 280-293
  13. R. S. Reimers, D. B. Leftwich, A. J. Englande, M. D. Little, D. D. Bowman, R. F. Wilkinson
    Pages 294-331
  14. Arild Schanke Eikum
    Pages 359-378
  15. W. Wesley Eckenfelder Jr.
    Pages 379-395
  16. William J. Jewell
    Pages 396-420

About this book


As requirements for high quality wastewater effluent increase, quantities of sludge generated also increase. Contaminants removed from wastewater concentrate in the sludge and can represent serious environmental insult and health effects if not properly managed. The cost of sludge handling can be estimated to constitute as much as 50% of the cost of wastewater treatment. If properly managed, however, sludge may be considered a resource of value. Unfortunately, very little attention in the scientific commu­ nity has been given the sludge dilemma either in research or in practice. Sludge properties are presently characterized in various ways which do not permit rational design and operation of sludge management systems. The need for basic information regarding sludge properties and behavior was the impetus for a NATO Advanced Study Institute. The NATO Advanced Study Institute entitled "Sludge Character­ istics and Behavior" was held July 17-26, 1979, at the Uni versi ty of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711, USA. The excellent program quality was a result of both outstanding lecturers and participants. Twelve countries were represented at the Institute so that both formal, professional discussions and informal social activities crossed a broad spectrum of cultures. Gratitude is expressed to all contributors to this volume. Special acknowledgement must be given to the Scientific Affairs Division of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Without its financial support, this Advanced Study Institute would not have been possible.


USA aeration contaminants environment health metabolism wastewater wastewater treatment water water treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Judith B. Carberry
    • 1
  • Andrew J. EnglandeJr
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Engineering Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Health Sciences School of Public Health and Tropical MedicineTulane UniversityNew OrleansUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6862-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6860-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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