Accession Number:

ADA301090

Title:

Biotechnology To Separate and Treat Metals in Sludge and Wastewater: A Literature Review.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1995-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

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 separationtreatment 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Protective Equipment
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE