sludge disposal Articles

  • Sludge Treatment and Disposal Technologies

    Most wastewater treatment processes produce a by-product that purifies wastewater before it is released into local waterways. This by-product is named as sludge. Typically in solid, semi-solid or liquid state, it is in fact an amalgamation of all the liquid wastes that are discharged by domestic houses, commercial properties, industry, and/or agriculture after aerobic biological treatment. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cost Comparison for Sludge Disposal (Japan)

    Problem A company, manufacturing arrowroot flour and Japanese sweets in Kagoshima Prefecture, has a plenty of sludge which costs highly to be disposed. Upon the intention to reduce the cost for sludge disposal by gaining higher cake solids content, the operator was looking for a suitable dewatering equipment to replace their multi disc equipment. Client’s ...


    By AMCON Inc.

  • BENDERN, Liechtenstein: INNODRY 2E®–Sludge treatment and disposal

    Back in 1997, Bendern (Liechtenstein) was looking for a safe technology for sludge treatment and disposal. Since the main concern of the municipality was the protection of the environment and operator safety, they were looking for an innovative technology which did not produce dangerous levels of dust. After a long and detailed evaluation of the available technologies, INNODRY 2E was selected. ...

  • Sludge Disposal that’s Sustainable, Safe and Economically Viable

    The Kemwater Recycling Process – KREPRO for treatment of sewage sludge is based on a completely new separation technology, which uses existing knowledge in an innovative way. It reduces both the organic and inorganic content of the sludge. The organic content is re-duced by about 30% and the inorganic about 70% if digested sludge is treated. All metals and salts are dissolved; the remaining ...


  • Sludge Treatment and Disposal: Management Approaches and Experiences

     Abstract This report describes various methods of sludge treatment and disposal: it is intended for those charged with the task of determining the fate of sludge, providing them with the information necessary to select among action alternatives. Table of contents Introduction Background Sludge characterisation ...

  • Water treatment plant sludge disposal into stabilization ponds

    Researchers have paid particular attention to the disposal of sludge produced in water treatment plants (WTPs) into wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) for further processing, mainly because it is considered an attractive alternative for the treatment of waste generated in water production processes. This study evaluated the effects of flow equalization and disposal of sludge, from a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pulp & Paper Water Treatment - A look at optimizing water resource management

    Application Case Study (Pulp/Paper Operations) The pulp and paper industry has traditionally been a consumer of large amounts of fresh water and power. Recently, increased focus has been given to the optimized efficiency of paper mills and to the environmental sustainability footprint of the industry. Therefore, water resource management has become a more critical factor ...

  • Volute Dewatering Press reduces the sludge disposal cost by 75%! (CANADA)

    PROBLEM Widely known  company Cargill Meat Solutions was looking for a solution for their sludge processing issues. Every day the thickened sludge had to be removed and the annual carrier cost was over $1,200,000. Furthermore, they needed to pay additional $20,000 for labor and handling ...


    By AMCON Inc.

  • Assessment of E. coli and Salmonella spp. infection risks associated with different fecal sludge disposal practices in Thailand

    The proper management of fecal sludge (FS), to block the transmission pathways of pathogens, is rarely enforced in many parts of the world. Health risks associated with different disposal practices of FS in peri-urban settings of a large metropolis in Thailand were assessed; Tha Klong sub-district with indiscriminate FS dumping, and Klong Luang sub-district which has an FS treatment system. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pyrolysis as a promising solution to tire disposal

    The problem of solid and liquid waste utilization has a great ecological and economical significance for every developed country in the world. Low-temperature pyrolysis is evaluated as one of the promising solution to the growing disposal problem. Recycling old tires by closed pyrolysis method helps to reduce the quantity of emissions and protect natural resources. As a bonus, if you go about it ...


    By Technokomplex

  • New processes for the improvement of sludge digestion and sludge dewatering

    INTRODUCTIONThe examination of numerous sewage sludges from municipal wastewater treatment plants leads to the conclusion that on the one hand dewaterability of these sludges worsens and that on the other hand dewaterability of sludges becomes more and more important due to increasing disposal costs. Especially wastewater treatment plants with inflows from the food processing industry often face ...


    By Cambi AS

  • 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

  • Environmental sludge treatment

    During the process of wastewater treatment, sludge generation is an important and at times crucial issue to be addressed as inadequate sludge handling system can pose serious environmental implications. Liquid sludge can be easily thickened and reduced to a solid cake via sludge thickening / dewatering. This reduces the volume of liquid sludge significantly, usually resulting in a quite ...

  • Ultrasonic Waste and Sludge Treatment

    Biogas is generated from sources, such as municipal organic waste, sewage sludge, muck or manure. Ultrasonication improves the digestibility of such organic material leading to more biogas and less residual sludge. Biogas is a byproduct of the decomposition of organic matter by anaerobic or aerobic bacteria. It consists primarily of methane, carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. This makes biogas ...

  • Shining a light on sludge

    HACH LANGE's Solitax turbidity/ suspended solids sensor has been integrated into a tanker reception system to enable the measurement of solids concentration in wastewater movements to and from treatment plants and in trade waste applications for monitoring strengths of imported wastes. JR Pridham Services Ltd (JRP) developed the system to provide visibility of both quantitative and qualitative ...


  • Sustainable sludge handling for the 21st Century

    Purification of municipal and industrial waste waters leads to the generation of a residue-called “excess sludge”. This material when mechanically dewatered is typically 75-90% water. The balance of the dewatered sludge consists of organic compounds (solid waste, biomass) and inert materials (sand, salts, and metals). These sludges have been to date dehydrated to reduce the aqueous fraction using ...


    By SCFI Group Limited

  • WWTP Sludge reduction case study

    Introduction The City of Spring Valley, IL was seeking bioaugmentation to reduce the economic burden of sludge dredging and disposal and to evaluate the possibility of restoring the microbiological activity in the lagoon. The lagoon was flooded several times from the near-by Illinois River, which created different strata of inorganic silt/organic sludge and densely packed sludge at the ...

  • Recovery of Phosphorus from Sewage Sludge

    In the following, a method to recover phosphorus from sewage sludge as MAP (magnesiumammonium- phosphate, also called struvite) is to be presented. The process uses sulfuric acid to leach phosphorus out of digested sewage sludge. After solid-/liquid-separation, interfering metal ions in the liquid phase are inactivated through complexation. For the subsequent precipitation of the phosphorus, ...

  • Characterization: a necessary tool in sludge management

    Sludge management is one of the critical issues facing modern society due to the fast increase in its production as a result of extended sewerage, new work installations and up-grading of existing facilities. In order to (i) properly perform the utilization and disposal operations, (ii) correctly fulfil the legal requirements and (iii) build stakeholder and public confidence, it will be ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Recycling municipal sludge with portable dredges

    Policing the pit. With today's emphasis on resource recovery, even burdensome and seemingly worthless materials are becoming increasingly valuable. Take municipal sludge, for example. For sewage treatment facilities wrestling with the problem of sludge disposal, Liquid Waste Technology may have the answer. The New Richmond, Wisconsin, USA company manufactures dredges and lagoon pumping equipment ...

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