Composition of Pond Sludges

Facultative Ponds (Utah)

Parameter A B

Total solids (mg/L) 586,000 766,600

Total organic carbon (mg/L) 5513 6009

Fecal coliforms 0.7 1 ([number/100 mL] x 105)

Total Kjeldahl nitrogen (mg(L) 1028 1037

Total Kjeldahl nitrogen (% of TS) 1.75 1.35

Aerated Ponds (Alaska)

8.6 85,800

0.89 9800

Source: Schneiter, R.W. et al., Accumulation, Characterization and Stabilization of Sludges from Cold Regions Lagoons, CRREL Special Report 84-8, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, NH, 1984. With permission.

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