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Abstract

This publication constitutes the proceedings of a seminar held at the Federal Research Station for Agricultural Chemistry, Liebefeld (Switzerland), 8-10 May 1985, under the auspices of the Commission of the European Communities, as part of the Concerted Action COST 681 "Treatment and Use of Sewage Sludge and Organic Waste", and convened by Working Party 5 (Environmental Effects) of the Concerted Action. Increased treatment of sewage in Europe generates, as a by-product, sewage sludge. Utilisation on agricultural land is an important disposal route for such sewage sludge with the advantages of recycling organic matter and supplying nutrients for crop growth; but there are attendant problems: possible effects of contaminants on crop growth and composition, soil fertility and contamination of groundwater and eutrophication. Management of sludge utilisation on land therefore requires a sound understanding of the risks and benefits leading to a scientific basis for disposal policy. This seminar provided a forum for the exchange of recent findings on most aspects of sludge utilisation on agricultural land. Ten papers by international contributors are included with discussions and conclusions.

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Authors: DAVIS R D WATER RESEARCH CENTRE, MARLOW (UK) HAENI H FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUER AGRIKULTURCHEMIE UND UMWELTHYGIENE, LIEBEFELD (SWITZERLAND) L'HERMITE P CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM) , WATER RESEARCH CENTRE, MARLOW (UK);FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUER AGRIKULTURCHEMIE UND UMWELTHYGIENE, LIEBEFELD (SWITZERLAND);CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: 123P., 1986, ISBN 1-86166-007-0 WRITE TO ELSEVIER APPLIED SCIENCE PUBLISHERS LTD., CROWN HOUSE, LINTON ROAD, BARKING, ESSEX IG11 8JU (UK), PRICE: UKL 20
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