John M. Peckenham,
Senior Research Scientist
Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section I. Introduction
1.1 Biosolids Defined
1.2 Why Biosolids
1.3 Why a Biosolids White Paper?
1.4 Biosolids White Paper Organization
1.6 Maine’s Regulations
1.7 Characterization of Biosolids in Maine.
1.8 How Do Biosolids Compare to Manures?
1.9 What Are The Trends In Maine?
1.10 What Are The Concerns?
Section II. The Effect of Biosolids
on Soil Quality and Crops
2.2 Agronomic Value.
2.3 Metal Mobility
2.4 Trace Metal Uptake By Plants.
2.5 Metal Accumulation in Soil
2.6 Organic Compounds
Section III. The Effect of Biosolids
on Water Quality
3.2 Nutrient Loading.
3.3 Organic Compounds and Trace Metals.
Section IV. Pathogens and Odor
4.2 Pathogen Reduction Methods and Vector Attractiveness Reduction.
4.3 Health Risks.
4.4 Evidence of Pathogenicity.
4.5 Risks Posed By Bioaerosols.
4.6 Odors and Atmospheric Transport.
4.7 Transport into Groundwater.
Section V. An Assessment of Maine’s Regulation of Biosolids
5.2 Agronomic Value.
5.3 Soil Quality.
5.4 Water Quality.
5.5 Air Quality.