Environmental Factors Affecting Sustainable Uses of Sewage Sludge as Agricultural Fertilizer

Denis Couillard

DOI: 10.2190/CHLR-590X-D8PL-33QP


Sustainable development means striking a balance between economic growth and environmental protection. Industrial development is a necessary element in any nation's economic growth, but it is vital that potential environmental problems are considered at the same time. Increased energy cost and renewed interests in sustaining a safe environment have resulted in renewed attempts to use sewage sludge as a fertilizer. This article shows that the application of sewage sludge on agricultural or forest lands appears promising.

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