Utility Turns Sludge Problem into Usable Product

Herndon, Joseph H.
February 2005
WaterWorld;Feb2005, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p58
Trade Publication
This article reports that Newport, Tennessee, sends about 2.8 mgd of sewage to its municipal wastewater treatment plant. After it is screened, skimmed, treated, filtered, chlorinated and dechlorinated, the treated liquid is released back into area rivers and streams. The sludge byproduct of the wastewater treatment process also is being returned to nature for beneficial reuse. Now, the city transform its sludge into a class A product and sell it, said Carrol Proffitt, wastewater department manager for Newport Utilities in Newport.


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