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Microbial risk associated with application of biosolids in agriculture

Al-Gheethi, Adel and Noman, Efaq Ali and Radin Mohamed, Radin Maya Saphira and Abdullah, Abd. Halid and M. K., Amir Hashim (2018) Microbial risk associated with application of biosolids in agriculture. In: Handbook of Environmental Materials Management. Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 1-11. ISBN 9783319585383

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The present chapter aimed to highlight the pathogenic risk associated with the application of biosolids in agriculture. The main pathogens and their health importance as well as their ability to survive and be transmitted into humans through the food chain have been discussed. It has appeared that the direct utilization of biosolids in agriculture represents one of the main sources of human and animal infections due to the ability of most pathogens to survive in the environment. Therefore, the biosolids should be subjected to further treatment process in order to reduce the pathogen level to less than the health risk which lies in the elimination of these pathogens or minimize their ability to regrow in the environment.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pathogenic bacteria; reuse; sludge; agricultural purpose
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD194-196 Environmental effects of industries and plants. Special environmental pollutants
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 01:10
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 01:10
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11136
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