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Title: Biotechnology to Separate and Treat Metals in Sludge and Wastewater : A Literature Review
Authors: Kim, Byung J. (Byung Joo)
Cha, Daniel K.
Song, June S. (June Sup)
Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Keywords: Hazardous wastes--Biodegradation
Heavy metals--Environmental aspects
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.));no. 95/44
Abstract: Army industrial sludge may be classified as a hazardous waste when it contains oil and grease, metals, and energetic compounds. It is difficult to treat this hazardous waste according to regulatory requirements at a reasonable cost using conventional sludge treatment methods. Biologic separation/treatment of metals from industrial sludge has been identified as a possible alternative to conventional technologies for treating industrial sludge. Biologic treatment of sludge uses naturally occurring biochemical reactions in which pollutants can be used as resources. The process offers a low-cost, highly efficient alternative to existing sludge treatment methods. This report summarizes a literature review that examined the development and status of biotechnology to separate and treat metals in sludge and wastewater.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: USACERL Technical Report 95/44
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Size: 48 pages / 4.282Mb
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