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Title: Guide to land treatment of municipal waste water in Illinois

Waste water is a recyclable commodity. Organic matter, nitrogen, phosphorus, and micronutrients in waste water are generally harmful when discharged to lakes and streams, but these constituents have a positive economic value when applied under properly controlled conditions to vegetated soils. The guide provides an overview of planning for a land-treatment system. It first discusses the potential for land treatment in Illinois, how to modify lagoons for land treatment, economic considerations, health and environmental concerns, regulatory requirements, and public education. It then provides more technical information on land-treatment processes, site and waste-load evaluation, systems for agricultural production, the potential for supplemental irrigation in Illinois, general site management, and system monitoring.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6058564
Report Number(s):
PB-89-163026/XAB
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Institute of Technology Assessment, Springfield, IL (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; GROUND DISPOSAL; LAND RECLAMATION; GROUND WATER; RECHARGE; MUNICIPAL WASTES; WASTE WATER; SEWAGE; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; FARMS; ILLINOIS; IRRIGATION; LAND USE; MONITORING; PUBLIC HEALTH; REGULATIONS; FEDERAL REGION V; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; LIQUID WASTES; MANAGEMENT; NORTH AMERICA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; USA; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; WATER 320604* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Municipalities & Community Systems-- Municipal Waste Management-- (1980-); 290400 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Energy Resources; 290300 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety