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These proceedings are the latest in a series summarising the results of the Commission of the European Communities' Concerted Action COST 681 programme 'Treatment and Use of Organic Sludges and Liquid Agricultural Wastes'. A new European Community directive due to be implemented soon will make it more difficult to dispose of sludge on agricultural land. When this measure is combined with the growing objections to sea disposal and the limited possibilities for landfilling, it is being recognised that there is increasing pressure to find alternative avenues of disposal for the growing quantities of sewage sludge. Greater use of incineration is being seen as a suitable route; five contributions look in detail at various aspects of this technique. Other main subject headings are sludge characterisation; sludge management options for treatment and disposal; agricultural use of sewage sludge; quality aspects; sludge dewatering and biological conditioning; and other thermal processes.

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Authors: DIRKZWAGER A H, Institute for Inland Water Management and Wastewater Treatment, Lelystad (NL);L'HERMITE P (EDITORS), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11918 EN (1989) 536 pp.
Availability: Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd., Crown House, Linton Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8JU (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 1-85166-418-1
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