ERIC Number: ED259934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Wastes to Resources: Appropriate Technologies for Sewage Treatment and Conversion.
Anderson, Stephen P.
Appropriate technology options for sewage management systems are explained in this four-chapter report. The use of appropriate technologies is advocated for its health, environmental, and economic benefits. Chapter 1 presents background information on sewage treatment in the United States and the key issues facing municipal sewage managers. Chapter 2 outlines conventional sewage treatment systems and introduces alternative and innovative technologies. Chapter 3 presents case studies of the experiences of five municipal systems, including the technologies involved, costs, project problems and subsequent solutions, and current status. These projects (funded by the Department of Energy's Appropriate Technology Small Grants Program) focused on vermicomposting, anaerobic primary treatment, digester gas recovery and use, electricity from effluent outfall, and an energy audit/conservation plan. Chapter 4 reviews some of the lessons learned and examines future possibilities. Each chapter includes a glossary and abbreviations list, references/sources, and a list of agencies or individuals able to provide further assistance. A list of selected sewage treatment projects from the Department of Energy Appropriate Technology Small Grants Program is included in an appendix. (ML)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Environmental Standards, Federal Programs, Recycling, Sanitation, Solid Wastes, Technological Advancement, Technology, Urban Improvement, Waste Disposal, Wastes, Water Quality, Water Treatment
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Appropriate Technology Program.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Appropriate Technology, Butte, MT.