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Biological stabilisation of sludge

Authored by: Bhola R. Gurjar , Vinay Kumar Tyagi

Sludge Management

Print publication date:  March  2017
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138029545
eBook ISBN: 9781315375137
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Sludge solids contain a large fraction of volatile solids or rich in organic content, which makes it easily decomposable, putrescible or unstable. Hence, sludge stabilisation is necessary, otherwise it will be full of nuisance value or a potential case for putrefaction. Thus, sludges are stabilised to:

Reduce pathogens,

Eliminate offensive odours, and

Inhibit, reduce, or eliminate its potential for putrefaction.

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