Methodology of Determining Acceptable Levels of Heavy Metal Contamination in Municipal Sewage Sludge Applied to Cropland

by Lawrence J. Partridge, Camp, Dresser & McKee Inc, Boston, MA, USA,
Charlotte P. Dougherty, Camp, Dresser & McKee Inc, Boston, MA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


The potential public health risks associated with the agricultural utilization of municipal sewage sludge dictate the development of environmentally acceptable criteria for the disposal of sludge using this practice. The methodology presented here is intended for application in the derivation of regulatory criteria which limit the concentration of heavy metals in sludge applied to croplands to safe levels. (Author abstract. )

Subject Headings: Heavy metals | Pollution | Local government | Sewage | Sludge | Agriculture | Health hazards | Environmental issues

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