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Microbiological evaluation of sewage sludge in terms of possibilities of application in soil as a fertilizer

Popova, T. P. and Zaharinov, Botio and Marinova-Garvanska, S. M. and Baykov, Bayko (2014) Microbiological evaluation of sewage sludge in terms of possibilities of application in soil as a fertilizer. InternationalJournal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS), 3 (4). pp. 984-990. ISSN 2319-7706

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Abstract

Research was conducted of sewage sludge from wastewater treatment plant for the existence of microorganisms of several major groups, containing pathogenic representatives with epizootological significance (Gram-negative aerobic bacteria, E. coli, Clostridium perfringens, the genera Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, fungi, and the total number of microorganisms), in order to assess the environmental safety of the final product. In parallel similar studies were made of fresh and composted cattle manures. A comparison of the results was made with the ready for manuring compost in order to assess the possibilities for the use of sludge for fertilizing. The quantities of microorganisms were given in CFU per 1 g of the investigated material, as well as per 1 g of dry substance for each of them. In our opinion this new approach to the reporting of the results per unit of dry matter of the investigated materials, allows for a more accurate comparison. It was found that the examined sewage sludge from wastewater treatment plant were rich in microorganisms from studied groups and their direct application in soils without prior treatment by aerobic or anaerobic digestion may represent epidemiological danger.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sewage sludge; cattle manure; microflora; epidemiological assessment
Subjects:Earth and environmental sciences > Ecology. Environmental preservation
ID Code:2187
Deposited By: доц. д-р Ботьо Захаринов
Deposited On:23 Apr 2014 13:16
Last Modified:23 Apr 2014 14:37

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