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Water Practice & Technology © IWA Publishing 2007  |  doi10.2166/wpt.2007.014

Towards sustainable sludge management in Poland: the current status and perspectives

G. Malina1, J.D. Bien1, B Bien1

1Faculty of Environmental Protection and Engineering, Czestochowa University of Technology, 69 J.H. Dabrowskiego, 42-200 Czestochowa, Poland


The status of sewage sludge management in Poland is presented. Current management practices are reviewed, and the problems associated with them evaluated, including technological aspects, as well as institutional issues, such as enforcement of legislation and problems with utilization. Perspectives for more sustainable sludge management practices are outlined and briefly discussed.

Keywords: biological treatment, legislation, pre-treatment, sewage sludge, thermal treatment, utilisation

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