Metal Contamination of Sludge by Water Supply Systems

by William E. Brown, Wright-Pierce Architects/Engineers, Technical Services, Topsham, ME, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


The authors present a cursory review of the source of metals in sewage sludge and an analysis of limited sludge metal data and drinking water data that supports the hypothesis that a water supply system with a corrosive water supply is potentially a significant source of metals to sewage sludge.

Subject Headings: Water pollution | Water supply systems | Metals (chemical) | Sludge | Soil pollution | Hydrologic data | Water treatment | Water supply

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