Time-trends of metals and organic contaminants in sewage sludge.

  title={Time-trends of metals and organic contaminants in sewage sludge.},
  author={Ulrika Olofsson and Anders Bignert and Peter Haglund},
  journal={Water research},
  volume={46 15},
The occurrence of chemicals in sludge from sewage treatment plants (STPs) is of concern for human health and the environment. Legislations and regulations are put in place to minimize the release of harmful chemicals into the environment and arable land, e.g. via application of sewage sludge. Temporal trends analysis of sludge contaminants can be used to assess the effectiveness of such actions. Such analyses can be performed retrospectively, using sludge stored in environmental specimen banks… CONTINUE READING


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