The use of Ferrate(VI) technology in sludge treatment

JiaQian Jiang, Virender K. Sharma

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Sludge in large quantity is generated as byproducts of wastewater treatment processes. Various approaches have been taken to treat sludge, such as land-filling, ocean dumping, or recycling for beneficial purposes. In the USA, about 60% of sludge generated is land applied as a soil conditioner or fertilizer. Due to increasing public concern on the safety of land-applied sludge, various sludge treatment technologies are being developed or under evaluation in order to improve the quality of sludge in terms of pathogen content, odor characteristics, accumulated organic micro-pollutants. This paper summarizes the results of various reported or on-going researches on the potential use of ferrate [Fe(VI)O42-] as a conditioning agent for sludge.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFerrates: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications in Water and Wastewater Treatment
Place of PublicationWashington DC
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780841269613
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


  • sludge treatment
  • wastewater treatment
  • ferrate(VI)


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