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Significance and Use
Operators of power and other plants producing alkaline by-products and wastewater treatment plant operators needing to treat and manage wastewater solids will find this guide helpful in dealing with their materials.
This guide provides the tests, procedures, and parameters that should be considered to significantly reduce pathogens in wastewater treatment plant solids by the addition of manufactured or by-product alkaline materials (1).
1.1 This document provides guidance for use of reactive alkaline materials (quicklime, hydrated lime, high lime fly ash, or other byproducts) for treating wastewater solids (biosolids) to reduce pathogen levels and achieve compliance with regulatory requirements. Federal (40 CFR, Part 503) regulations for use or disposal of biosolids became effective on March 22, 1993; refer to USEPA regulations and guidance documents for information on other treatment processes or for specific requirements for use or disposal of biosolids.
1.2 Additional requirements may be imposed by individual states, and these are available through state regulatory agencies that issue permits for treatment and use or disposal, or both, of biosolids.
1.3 This guide does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C25 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Limestone, Quicklime, and Hydrated Lime
C110 Test Methods for Physical Testing of Quicklime, Hydrated Lime, and Limestone
ICS Number Code 13.060.30 (Sewage water)
UNSPSC Code 47101600(Water treatment consumables)
ASTM D6249-06(2011), Standard Guide for Alkaline Stabilization of Wastewater Treatment Plant Residuals, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top