sewage sludge system Articles

  • Study on sewage sludge gasification

    Aimed at creating new technology to reduct greenhouse gas emission, the Tokyo Bureau of Sewerage has developed a system generating electricity with a gas engine using biogas generated by pyrolytic gasification of sewage sludge in a fluidized-bed gasifier. A 15t/d demonstration facility was built based on a dehydrated sludge and demonstration tests were run for 3400 hours from 2005. As a result of ...

  • Sewage sludge management in Malaysia

    This paper describes the current status of sewage sludge management in Malaysia, including sludge characteristics from both communal sewage treatment facilities and septic tanks. The levels of potentially toxic elements in the sludge are defined and compared to levels elsewhere in the context of the suitability of the sludge for agricultural use. Current sludge disposal practices are reviewed and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pollutants in Urban Wastewater and Sewage Sludge

    Untitled Document Executive Summary Water policy in the European Union is aiming to promote sustainable water use and a major ...

  • The use of sewage sludge compost for improving reedbeds performance

    In a wastewater of medium strength, about 75 % of the suspended solids and 40 % of the filterable solids are organic in nature. The parameter used for measuring the strength and the quantity of the organic substances in the wastewater is the Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) (Aggelakis and Tchobanoglous, 1995; Tchobanoglous and Burton, 1991). Degradable organic matter in wastewater, whether soluble or ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Two-phase anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and sewage sludge

    The feasibility and performance of food waste and sewage sludge co-digestion were investigated to gain insight into their resource utilization. In this study, two-phase anaerobic digestion (TPAD) was operated under a total solids mixing ratio of 1:1 and different sludge retention times (SRTs). Results show that an acidogenic reactor with a 5-day SRT obtained the highest acidification efficiency, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Large scale reality of sewage sludge paseteurisation and thermal hydrolysis

    ABSTRACT Two large scale projects have been successfully brought on line utilising the thermal pretreatment to ensure production of a Class A biosolid product. In Reading (UK), the sludge is pasteurised prior to mesophilic anaerobic digestion while in Dublin (Ireland), the sludge is both pasteurised and hydrolysed prior to digestion. Sludge is pasteurised by holding a batch of sludge at ...


    By Cambi AS

  • Sewage Treatment – Small System in a Watershed

    ABSTRACT:Water purveyors, in examining their watersheds, have raised concerns over small community pollution sources, particularly over phosphorus, nitrogen, pathogens and suspended solids. As our population has increasingly moved further upstream in watersheds, the application of classic sewage treatment plants (STPs) have been pushed to their limit of design, especially in light of the need by ...

  • Using FIMS to determine mercury content in sewage sludge, sediment and soil samples

    Tim Flow Injection Mercury System (FIMS) is a dedicated system that integrates flow injection mercury cold vapor generation with a very sensitive detector. The exceptional system stability and the long path measurement cell provide instrumental detection limits as low as 5 ng/L using a sample volume of 5(H) jxL. The improved sensitivity of the FIMS permits sample dilution, therefore reducing the ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Soil organic matter quality as affected by sewage sludge or as a compost application

    Sewage sludge (SS) or sewage sludge compost (SSC) were applied to soil under controlled conditions, at rates of 0 or 200 Mg ha-1, to investigate changes in dissolved organic matter (DOM), humic acids (HA), and Pb and Zn sorption in the soil. Infrared spectroscopy, visible spectrophotometry, and sorption isotherms (mono-metal and competitive sorption systems) methods were used to assess the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from sewage sludge aerobic compost in China

    Sewage sludge is an important contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the carbon budget of organic solid waste treatment and disposal. In this case study, total GHG emissions from an auto-control sludge compost system, including direct and indirect emissions and replaceable reduction due to sludge compost being reused as fertilizer, were quantified. The results indicated that no ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of existing and future sewage sludge characterisation in the Gaza Strip, Palestine

    The three wastewater treatment plants in Gaza Strip, Palestine, rely on old technologies that have proved to be unable to solve the existing problems. Sludge management is not currently considered in detail in Palestine and the area will face challenges of sludge management in the near future after the construction of ongoing and planned projects in the Gaza Strip. The paper focuses on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Submersible microbial fuel cell for electricity production from sewage sludge

    A submersible microbial fuel cell (SMFC) was utilized to treat sewage sludge and simultaneously generate electricity. Stable power generation (145 ± 5 mW/m2, 470 Ω) was produced continuously from raw sewage sludge for 5.5 days. The maximum power density reached 190 ± 5 mW/m2. The corresponding total chemical oxygen demand (TCOD) removal efficiency was 78.1 ± 0.2% with initial TCOD of 49.7 g/L. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Minimization of Major Air Pollutants from Sewage Sludge Fluid Bed Incinerators

    ABSTRACT Emissions of major air pollutants including carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and mercury (Hg) were studied at two sewage sludge fluidized bed combustion (FBC) plants. Both the North West Bergen (NWB) County Utility Authority and the Little Miami (LM) plants have air pollution control systems (APCS) that are of the wet type. Various operating conditions such as temperature, ...

  • Investigation of the effects of temperature and sludge characteristics on odors and VOC emissions during the drying process of sewage sludge

    Sludge drying is a necessary step for sludge disposal. In this study, sludge was collected from two wastewater treatment plants, and dried at different temperatures in the laboratory. The emission of odor and total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs) during the sludge drying process were determined by an online odor monitoring system. The volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in off-gas were analyzed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Austrian municipal sewage plant

    The sewage work of the borough Deutsch-Wagram is situated in the south west of the settlement on the left shore of the Ru§bach and is in operation since 1969. The drainage area is 350 hectare and the degradation performance is more than 90%. All accumulated waste water is cleaned by mechanical, chemical and biological treatment. At the moment only one activated sludge tank is used, the second one ...


    By BluePlanet Labs

  • Chemical and physical properties of rice straw waste and hospital sewage sludge in turned windrow aeration system

    In this paper, we present the main goal of optimum quality ratio of co-composting with rice straw waste and hospital sewage sludge. The experiments were designed by varying the initial C/N ratio and moisture content in the range of 25-45 and 30-70% w/w., respectively. The results clearly showed that the losses of Kjeldahl-N increased when the amounts of sludge in the mixtures were increased. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Enhanced dewaterability of sewage sludge with zero-valent iron-activated persulfate oxidation system

    The potential benefits of zero-valent iron-activated persulfate (Na2S2O8) oxidation in enhanced dewaterability of sludge, along with the associated mechanisms were investigated in this study. The sludge dewaterability was evaluated in terms of specific resistance to filtration (SRF) and water content. Based on these indexes, it was observed that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sewage treatment plant

    BONO ARTES has developed an activated sludge process called BIOCLAR, which is a great technological step forwards compared to conventional methods. A large part of civil and industrial installations, especially in developing countries, is located in remote and secluded areas where there is no possibility for connection to a public sewer. On the other hand, the minimisation of the impact on the ...


    By Artes Ingegneria SpA

  • Real Time Control of the Sewage System in St Malo

    Saint-Malo is an extremely attractive and popular seaside resort on the north coast of Brittany in France. Covering 1,400 hectares, the local population of 50,000 increases to 120,000 in the tourist season. One of the distinguishing features of this part of the Channel coast is a very high tidal range – 14 meters from low to high, with a potential impact back through the sewer network. Combined ...


    By Innovyze

  • Sewage treatment plant case study

    Contributing to snowy regions in which the transportation of sludge is difficult In municipal wastewater treatment plant in snowy regions, snow-bound in winter, taking dewatered cake out regularly is sometimes difficult. Two problems were also presented in this municipal wastewater treatment plant, i.e., the difficulty of taking sludge out using carriers in winter, which had been ...


    By AMCON Inc.

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