volume 38, issue 5, P1113-1120 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2003.12.004
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N.J. Horan, L. Fletcher, S.M. Betmal, S.A. Wilks, C.W. Keevil

Abstract: Conventionally treated sewage sludge may contain high concentrations of potentially pathogenic microorganisms and additional treatment is required to minimise the risks to health if it is to be recycled to agricultural land. Mesophilic anaerobic digestion (MAD) is the most widely used process in the UK for stabilising sludge prior to agricultural recycling, but little is known about the fate of a number of enteric pathogens as the sludge passes through the treatment processes. The aim of this study was to dete…

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