Summary and Conclusions

Composting is a cost effective and environmentally sound alternative for the stabilization and ultimate disposal of wastewater sludge. It produces compost a stable, humuslike material which is a soil conditioner. Thus, the process can achieve waste treatment with resource recovery and represents a beneficial use of sludge. Recent advances have been made in the basic fundamental science associated with composting along with the technology used for the process. These advances have increased the...