Beneficial Use Alternatives for Water Treatment Plant Residuals

by Ann M. Copeland, (M.ASCE), Environmental Engineering &, Technology, Inc, Newport News, United States,
Carel Vandermeyden, Environmental Engineering &, Technology, Inc, Newport News, United States,
David A. Cornwell, Environmental Engineering &, Technology, Inc, Newport News, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Critical Issues in Water and Wastewater Treatment

Abstract: The beneficial use alternatives which are currently in practice for water treatment plant residuals and their relative advantages and disadvantages are summarized in this paper. The alternatives of turf farming, top soil blending, land application with biosolids, composting with biosolids, and land application are discussed in terms of technical feasibility, regulatory requirements, and operational methods. Beneficial use programs in Buffalo, New York; Charlottesville, VA; and Marietta, GA are discussed with regards to operational experience and cost impacts.

Subject Headings: Water treatment plants | Water use | Soil treatment | Soil water | Solid wastes | Residual soils | Agricultural wastes | Agriculture | Composting | North America | United States | Virginia | Georgia | New York

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