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Mikael, Sörhult and Olof , Högqvist, 2010. Slam – en outnyttjad resurs i skogsbruket. First cycle, G2E. Umeå: SLU, Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management



Every year about 210 000 tones dry weight of sewage sludge is produced in Sweden. Most of the sludge is applied to agricultural land, plantsoil and landfill cover. Sewage sludge contains essential nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus. Nitrogen is limiting growth on solid ground in Sweden and can therefore be used as fertilizer to increase productivity. In order that the sludge can be spread to forest land it requires first a conversion of sludge to pellets, to make it more manageable. Sludge contains in average of four percent nitrogen. In order to get the same application amount of nitrogen as for mineral fertilizers about seven times more sewage sludge has to be applied to the land. The problem is that the sludge contains organic pollutants and heavy metals. Sewage sludge also contains pathogens, but they are killed efficiently when the sludge is converting to pellets. It is possible to use sludge pellets as an alternative to mineral fertilization. Of a total of 6780 hectares in Krycklan is possible to fertilize 1748 according the Forest Agency guidelines for nitrogen fertilization and seven demands.

Main title:Slam – en outnyttjad resurs i skogsbruket
Authors:Mikael, Sörhult and Olof , Högqvist
Supervisor:Magnusson, Tord
Examiner:Alanärä, Anders
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2010
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:SY001 Forest Science - Master's Programme 300 HEC
Supervising department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management
Keywords:Avloppsslam, Gödsling, Kväve, Slampellets, Miljö
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Fertilizing
Forestry production
Deposited On:21 Sep 2010 09:45
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:15

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