This book is the proceedings of a workshop entitled Effects of Sewage Sludge Quality and Soil Properties on Plant Uptake of Sludge-Applied Trace Constituents, jointly sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, the University of California at Riverside, and The Ohio State University in Columbus. The meeting was conducted in Las Vegas, NV, November 13-15, 1985, under cooperative agreement CR-812673, and the project officer, representing the Cincinnati EPA‘s Wastewater Engineering Research Laboratory, was J. A. Ryan. This book has been reviewed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and, though it is approved for publication, mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use by either the EPA or by the Publisher.

chapter 1|4 pages


ByAlbert L. Page, Terry J. Logan, James A. Ryan

chapter 2|20 pages

Effects of Soil Properties on Accumulation of Trace Elements By Crops

ByLee Somtners, V. Van Volk, Paul M. Giordano, William E. Sopper, Robert Bastían

chapter 3|28 pages

Effects Of Sludge Properties On Accumulation Of Trace Elements By Crops

ByRichard B. Corey, Larry D. King, Cecil Lue-Hing, Delvin S. Fanning, Jimmy J. Street, John M. Walker

chapter 4|14 pages

Effects of Long-Term Sludge Application on Accumulation of Trace Elements By Crops

ByAndrew C. Chang, Thomas D. Hinesly, Thomas E. Bates, Harvey E. Poner, Robert H. Dowdy, James A. Ryan

chapter 5|33 pages

Transfer of Sludge-Applied Trace Elements to the Food Chain

ByRufus L. Chaney, Randall J. F. Bruins, Dale E. Baker, Ronald F. Korcak, James E. Smith, Dale Cole

chapter 6|43 pages

Effects of Trace Organics in Sewage Sludges on Soil-Plant Systems and Assessing Their Risk to Humans

ByLee W. Jacobs, George A. O’Connor, Michael A. Overcash, Matthew J. Zabik, Paul Rygiewicz, Paul Rygiewicz, Peter Machno, Sydney Munger, Ahmed A. Elseewi