biosolids dewatering Articles

  • Growth of microalgal biomass on supernatant from biosolid dewatering

    The paper reports the results of an experiment to assess the feasibility of including a photobioreactor within the design of a wastewater treatment plant, growing microalgae on the centrate from anaerobic sludge dewatering. The growth of algal biomass would take advantage of the available nitrogen and provide a substrate for biogas production by anaerobic digestion. Tests were carried out by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Phosphorus partitioning in co-dewatering biosolids and water treatment residuals

    Stabilization and dewatering methods for wastewater solids determine the concentration and nature of phosphorus (P) in biosolids and in-plant sidestreams recycled to the liquid treatment facility. Because water treatment residuals (WTR) exhibit strong immobilization of soluble P, this study evaluated the impact of co-dewatering WTR and biosolids on the P partitioning during dewatering and the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effects of Anaerobic Digester Sludge Age on Odors from Dewatered Biosolids

    Dewatered sludge cakes from bench scale anaerobic digesters operated at mesophilic temperatures and solids retention times (SRT) ranging from 10 days to 40 days were evaluated for their sulfur odor generation potential. Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS) extraction for digested sludge samples was also carried out. Static headspace sulfur gas analysis was successfully used to compare ...

  • Regrowth of bacterial pathogen indicators after advanced electro-osmotic dewatering of biosolids

    Applying an electrical field for 10 min to mechanically dewatered biosolids increased dryness to 35 to 45% and reduced Escherichia coli levels to/close to detection limits. Possible reasons for the regrowth of bacterial pathogens impacted by electro-osmotic dewatering are biosolids dryness, low pH and the generation of bacterial oxidants on the anode due to high temperatures. Testing for this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Response of Different Types of Biosolids to Simultaneous Dewatering and Pathogens Inactivation by Electrokinetic System

    Only electrokinetic system and its effect on the inactivation of pathogenic organisms in biosolids were investigated. Bench scale experiments were conducted in a series of electrokinetic (EK) reactors. Ten EK reactors were set up with different types of sewage sludge: primary, secondary (attached growth culture), secondary (activated sludge), and anaerobically digested sludge, coming from Auteuil ...

  • Pilot Testing and Design of an Innovative Biosolids Dewatering Process for Facilities in North Carolina and Georgia

    This paper presents two case studies on pilot testing and design of dewatering systems for municipal biosolids using the Fournier Industries, Inc. (Fournier) rotary press. Since the two municipalities involved have very different types of biosolids, the information presented herein provides a range of expected operating data for this dewatering system. In addition to pilot test information, ...

  • Small-Scale Biosolids Composting

    Cambridge, Ohio retrofitted a portion of its vacuum assisted drying beds into a covered composting facility, processing about 300 dry tons/year of biosolids and wood chips. Like many small communities in an agricultural area, the City of Cambridge, Ohio (pop. 14,000) managed biosolids generated by its 2.25 mgd Water Pollution Control Center (WPCC) via land application on farm fields. “Then ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Innovation Key To Biosolids Digestion

    A $400 million project at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (AWTP) in Washington, D.C., involves building an innovative biosolids management system comprised of a thermal hydrolysis process, four 3.8-million gallon mesophilic digesters (measuring 70-ft tall by 100-ft in diameter) with fixed covers, a cogeneration system consisting of three 4.6-MW Solar Mercu ry 50 gas turbines ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Nitrogen, phosphorus, and bacteria tile and groundwater quality following direct injection of dewatered municipal biosolids into soil

    Received for publication February 14, 2008. Application of municipal biosolids (sewage) to agricultural land is a common practice to improve soil physical quality and fertility. The chosen method of land application can have a strong impact on the extent of adjacent water contamination by nutrients and bacteria. Dewatered municipal biosolids (DMB) were applied to silt-clay loam experimental field ...

  • WERF Phase 2: The Impact of Shear during Biosolids Dewatering on Reactivation and Regrowth of Non-Culturable Indicator Bacteria

    Recent reports have indicated that biosolids pathogen indicator exhibit reactivation and regrowth after dewatering, which has drawn concerns from the wastewater treatment industry. Studies have also shown that the observed reactivation and regrowth are usually associated with centrifuge dewatering and shearing to biosolids was suspected to be the key factor. A field trail collecting centrifuge ...

  • Wilsonville WWTP Biosolids - Case Study

    About the Project The new facility includes two new structures: a dewatering and drying building, and a head works building. There are five additional major structures, including a new aeration basin, stabilization basin, clarifier, a bio-tower and ultraviolet light channel structure. All of these are used in the various stages of treating raw sewage before it is discharged as clean ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Control of biosolids cake odors using the new biosolids odor reduction selector process

    ABSTRACT Recent introduction of more efficient dewatering devices that generate higher solids concentrations in dewatered cake has been plagued with the non-desirable side effect of more odorous dewatered biosolids. Previous research has shown that the production of volatile organic sulfur compounds (VOSC’s) such as methanethiol (MT), dimethyl sulfide (DMS), and dimethyl disulfide (DMDS) ...

  • Biosolids Composter Satisfies Customers and Neighbors

    A ticket to Penn State football games isn’t the only hard thing to come by in State College, Pennsylvania. So is the biosolids compost produced by State College’s University Area Joint Authority (UAJA) wastewater treatment plant. “For the last four years, we’ve been sold out before we’ve made the compost,” says Stephen Welch, who manages the UAJA composting plant. All biosolids generated — about ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biosolids composting at the Borough of Mechanicsburg, PA WWTP

    The Borough of Mechanicsburg, located in central Pennsylvania, was experiencing challenges in finding sufficient agricultural fields to continue the beneficial use of their anaerobically digested liquid wastewater treatment plant Class B biosolids. At the time, the only alternative available was dewatering and going to landfill, which is significantly more expensive. Due to environmental ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biosolids sampling and handling approaches for microbial analyses

     ABSTRACT The protection of human health and the environment while making the use of biosolids products more practical is a joint goal of utilities and regulatory agencies. Assuring the safety of biosolids is paramount to gaining wide public acceptance of this waste-to-beneficial use product. Making effective decisions about the safety of biosolids use relies on quality data. Satisfying ...

  • Pyrobustor - A Proven,Small-Scale, Biosolids-to-Energy Solution

    27 municipalities in southern Germany set up a special-purpose entity called KSV GmbH for the specific purpose of disposing regional sewage sludge. The goals of this project were two-fold; eliminate the expensive cost of transporting sewage sludge over long distances and avoid incalculable costs by outsourcing sludge disposal. To achieve this, KSV GmbH installed the Pyrobustor® at the ...


    By Eisenmann

  • Influence of water treatment residuals on dewaterability of wastewater biosolids

    Co-dewatering of water treatment residuals (WTR) and wastewater biosolids can potentially benefit municipalities by reducing processing equipment and costs. This study investigated dewaterability (using capillary suction time, CST) of combined alum residuals (Al-WTR) and anaerobically digested biosolids at various blending ratios (BR), defined as the mass ratio of WTR to biosolids on a dry ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A New, Real Technology for Solids Dewatering

    Over the past decade, there have been few significant improvements to the performance in sludge dewatering technologies. Most improvements, other than process optimizations from the polymer industry, have been minor adaptations to the various dewatering technologies such as adding additional pressure rollers or modifying the diameters of pressure rollers on a belt filter press. The adoption of ...

  • Advanced Dewatering & Drying System – A Performance Model

     Overview: Since the beginning of 2006, an advanced dewatering and drying system has been operating in the United Kingdom. The facility is producing greater than 40 dry metric tonnes per day of enhanced biosolids in accordance with European Union regulations. The facility is producing biosolids with pathogen levels near minimum detectable levels. This is being achieved with an energy ...

  • Biosolids Heat Drying: Safety in Design and Owner Operation

    ABSTRACTInterest continues to grow in heat drying as a means of processing biosolids into an aesthetically pleasing product form with multiple use opportunities, while also achieving a significant reduction in both volume and weight of biosolids for off-site hauling. As the number of heat drying installations increase, so too do reports of safety incidents—an indication that Owners and facility ...

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