Sources and Distribution of Pollutant Elements in the Environment, with Particular Reference to Sewage Sludges

  • P. H. T. Beckett
Conference paper
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 74)


The chemistry of pollutant elements in waste water and sludges to a considerable extent depends on their sources. The principal sources and pathways of the eight elements on the EEC Lists I and II are presented. Of the sources that contribute pollutant elements to land, sewage and sewage sludge are the most amenable to control. Their chemistry and assessments of their toxicity are discussed.


Sewage Sludge Activate Sludge Sewage Treatment Primary Sludge Pollutant Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. H. T. Beckett
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  1. 1.Department of Plant SciencesUniversity of OxfordOxfordGreat Britain

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