Defining and measuring biosolids stability

Kauser Jahan, Claire Steager

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Wastewater treatment plant residuals are increasingly being used beneficially, and the quality of these biosolids is a critical factor in their acceptance. One of the major components of biosolids quality is stability. However there is currently no single method that is suitable for assessing stability for all types of biosolids. The development of stability criteria reflects the increasing recognition of stability as an important biosolids quality parameter. In addition, these criteria represent an accumulation of the experience needed to allow biosolids generators and users more confidence in biosolids product quality in terms of stability. Technology transfer, regulatory consideration, and practical use of stability assessment lag behind research activity in stability assessment. This paper focuses on the current status of biosolids stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)658-665
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Mangement - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Duration: Dec 12 1999Dec 15 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal


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