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Degradation of Organic Matter of Municipal Sewage Sludge Using Ultrasound Treatment in Shiraz Wastewater Treatment Plant

Mitra Abbasi 1 , Mansooreh Dehghani 1 , * , Gholamreza Moussavi 2 and Abalfazl Azhdarpoor 1
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1 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
2 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Health Scope: February 20, 2015, 4 (1); e23507
  • Published Online: February 20, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: September 10, 2014
  • Revised: October 26, 2014
  • Accepted: November 6, 2014
  • DOI: 10.17795/jhealthscope-23507

To Cite: Abbasi M, Dehghani M, Moussavi G, Azhdarpoor A. Degradation of Organic Matter of Municipal Sewage Sludge Using Ultrasound Treatment in Shiraz Wastewater Treatment Plant, Health Scope. 2015 ; 4(1):e23507. doi: 10.17795/jhealthscope-23507.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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