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Microbiological evaluation of sewage sludge in terms of possibility of applications in soil as a fertilizer

Baykov, Bayko and Popova, T. P. and Zaharinov, Botio and Marinova-Garvanska, S. M. and Kaleva, M. D. and Kirov, V. (2013) Microbiological evaluation of sewage sludge in terms of possibility of applications in soil as a fertilizer. In: Proceedings on the International Conference on Geoethics. Association of Geoscientists for International Development, Pribram. ISBN 9788090499348

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Abstract

The studies were carried out of sewage sludge from wastewater treatment plant for the presence of microorganisms of several main 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:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sewage sludge; cattle manure; microflora; epidemiological assessment
Subjects:Earth and environmental sciences > Biology
Earth and environmental sciences > Ecology. Environmental preservation
ID Code:2189
Deposited By: доц. д-р Ботьо Захаринов
Deposited On:24 Apr 2014 06:35
Last Modified:24 Apr 2014 06:36

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