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Municipal Sludge Composting Technology Evaluation
Author: Arthur H. Benedict, E. Epstein, J. N. English
Date: 4/186
Reprinted from Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, Vol. 58, No. 4, April 1986

Widespread interest in composting as a means of municipal sludge treatment began in the early 1970s, and has increased dramatically since that time. In 1984, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiated a technology evaluation of municipal sludge composting based on investigations at five operating facilities.1 The facilities studied generally processed sludge reliably and effectively; however, this paper presents key problems experienced and their resolutions. Varied features of the composting technologies are also compared.

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