1st Edition

Sustainable Treatment and Management of Sewage Sludge

    322 Pages 58 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This reference book provides updated information about the technological advancement in sustainable thermochemical bioprocessing of sewage sludge disposal and resource recovery. It discusses the innovative strategies of resource recovery for the formulation of feedstock, clean compost production and safe application. This book traces the main chemical and biological properties of sewage sludge and covers biostabilization, detoxification, the role of microorganisms in sewage sludge management and the sustainable use of sewage sludge from a circular economy perspective.

    Key Features

    • Discusses organic waste disposal and recycling

    • Covers knowledge transfer from waste bioprocessing to commercially important end products

    • Includes industrial application of biological and thermochemical sewage sludge treatment toward emerging nutrient recovery technologies

    • Reviews the function and applications of microorganisms in sewage sludge treatment

    • Describes the application of sewage sludge as fertilizers in agriculture

    This book is meant for researchers and industry experts in environmental sciences, biochemical engineering and biotechnology.

    SECTION I General

    Chapter 1 Sewage Sludge Treatment and Management: An Introduction

    Xinwei Sun, A.M. Dregulo, Manoj Kumar Solanki, Ashok Pandey, Mukesh Kumar Awasthi

    Chapter 2 Global Scenario of Sewage Sludge Management

    Parveen Fatema Rupani, Mohammadreza Kamali, Suely Akter, Xianghui Qic, Faisal I. Chowdhury, Hossain M. Zabed

    Chapter 3 Ecological and Health Risk Assessment in Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils Irrigated by Sewage

    Han Zhang, Ping Wang, Qian Li, Zhaowen Yang, Weilong Wu, Zengqiang Zhang

    Chapter 4 Municipal Wastewater Sludge as a Sustainable Bioresource in Developed Countries

    Vinay, M Shahbaz Khan, Pooja Ghosh, Vivek Kumar

    Chapter 5 Application of Sewage Sludge as an Agricultural Soil Amendment

    Yuanyao Ye, Huu Hao Ngo, Wenshan Guo, An Ding, Shihai Deng, Dinh Duc Nguyen, Xuan Thanh Bui

    Chapter 6 Sustainable Treatment and Resource Recovery from Sewage Sludge

    Bhoomika Yadav, Shraddha Chavan, R.D. Tyagi, Jonathan W.C. Wong, Patrick Drogui

    SECTION II Thermochemical Processing of Sewage Sludge

    Chapter 7 Thermochemical Processing of Sewage Sludge: Fundamentals and Challenges

    A.M. Dregulo

    Chapter 8 Pyrolysis of Sewage Sludge

    Guo-Rong Ni, Chun-Huo Zhou, Xin Yin, Hua-Jun Huang

    Chapter 9 Combustion of Sewage Sludge

    Yaru Peng, Yuan Luo, Ken Smith, Ronghua Li

    Chapter 10 Hydrothermal Liquefaction and Carbonization for Sustainable Treatment of Sewage Sludge

    Ayan Banerjee, Sangeeta Mohanty, Debashish Ghosh, Thallada Bhaskar

    Chapter 11 Gasification of Sewage Sludge

    Anees Ahmad, Farah Hussain, Muhammad Hassan Javed, Muhammad Ali, Abdul-Sattar Nizami

    SECTION III Biological Processing of Sewage Sludge

    Chapter 12 Role of Microbes in Sewage Sludge Treatment and Management

    Chao Liu, Xiao Xiao, Ting Tang, Chao Li, Jianhong Wei, Binghua Yan

    Chapter 13 Emerging Resources Recover Technology: Sustainable Treatment and Management of Sewage Sludge

    A. N. Anoopkumar, Mithula Venugopal, Embalil Mathachan Aneesh, Aravind Madhavan, Laya Liz Kuriakose, Parameswaran Binod, Ashok Pandey, Mukesh Kumar Awasthi and Raveendran Sindhu

    Chapter 14 Biostabilization of Sewage Sludge

    Bridget Signe Price, Carlos Saul Osorio-González, Satinder Kaur Brar

    Chapter 15 Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Sewage Sludge

    Pooja Sharma, Ambreen Bano, Surendra Pratap Singh

    Chapter 16 Bioleaching of Sewage Sludge for Enhanced Dewaterability

    Yunbei Li, Lijun Quan, Chunyan Fu, Hailong Li, Yiwen Chen, Wanting Cai

    Chapter 17 Detoxification of Sewage Sludge by Natural Attenuation

    Ezeah, Chukwunonye, Esonye, Chizoo, Azuama, Onyedikachi Cecil


    Mukesh Kumar Awasthi is an Associate Professor at the College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi Province, PR China. His major research interests include microbiology, environmental science, biotechnology & bioengineering field. He was awarded with the MoRE 2020-Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow - University of Boras, Boras, Sweden. He has over 315 publications, which include 280 papers, three books, and 25 book chapters.

    Zengqiang Zhang is a Professor at the College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi Province, China. His major research interests lie in the areas of environmental microbiology, organic waste composting, bioremediation of heavy metal contaminated soil, wastewater treatment and nutrient recovery, and mitigation of greenhouse gases emission during the organic waste composting, etc. He has more than 335 publications, which include 296 papers, three books, and 25 book chapters.

    Professor Ashok Pandey is currently a Distinguished Scientist at the Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India, and the Executive Director (Honorary) at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability – India. He has over 1600 publications, which include 16 patents, 108 books, over 1000 papers, and book chapters.