The Soil as a Renovating Medium

The Fate of Pollutants in Soil — Organic Material
  • Rolv Kristiansen
Conference paper
Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 1)

Abstract

The old system of disposing waste on people’s own property is less common today. Water is now in many cases the transport medium of these wastes. This discharge of wastes into receiving waters has interfered with the ecological balance in such a way that many streams, lakes or estuaries are now deficient in oxygen. In addition, the esthetic values of the water have deteriorated. Consequently, organic matter and phosphorus removal have been the main goal of sewage treatment in Scandinavia.

Keywords

Biomass Phosphorus Agar Carbohydrate Sludge 

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolv Kristiansen
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  1. 1.Section Soil Pollution ResearchAgricultural Research Council of NorwayÅs — NLHNorway

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