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dc.contributor.authorHealy, Mark G.
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-23T09:45:18Z
dc.date.available2019-01-23T09:45:18Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-13
dc.identifier.citationHealy, Mark G. (2018). Presence of emerging contaminants in treated sludges and their potential impacts on the environment (Keynote Address). Paper presented at the European Biosolids and Organic Resources Conference, Leeds, United Kingdom, 13-14 November. doi:10.13025/S8N927en_IE
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/14846
dc.description.abstractLandspreading of sewage sludge remains the most economical and practical means for its disposal, with some countries, such as Ireland, disposing up to 90% to land. Its nitrogen, phosphorus and metal content make it an effective fertiliser replacement. However, there are potentially serious issues associated with its use in agriculture. These range from impacts on the environment through surface losses of nutrients, metals, pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), and emerging contaminants, as well as build-up of contaminants in the soil and transfer to the human food chain. This paper details the main findings of an Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-funded study which investigated these issues. This study characterised treated sewage sludge ( biosolids ) from wastewater treatment plants employing different means of sludge treatment, examined surface losses of various physico-chemical parameters following land application, measured metal uptake by ryegrass, and modelled the potential impacts on human health.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was funded by the Irish EPA (Project reference number 2012-EH-MS-13).en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherNUI Galwayen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Biosolids and Organic Resources Conference.en
dc.subjectBiosolidsen_IE
dc.subjectlanden_IE
dc.subjectagricultureen_IE
dc.subjecthealthen_IE
dc.titlePresence of emerging contaminants in treated sludges and their potential impacts on the environmenten_IE
dc.typeConference Paperen_IE
dc.date.updated2019-01-19T19:15:26Z
dc.identifier.doi10.13025/S8N927
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://doi.org/10.13025/S8N927
dc.description.peer-reviewednon-peer-reviewed
dc.contributor.funderEnvironmental Protection Agencyen_IE
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dc.local.contactMark Healy, Room Eng-1038, Civil Engineering, Col Of Engineering & Informatics, Nui Galway. 5364 Email: mark.healy@nuigalway.ie
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