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Sludge Case Study

Biological sludge treatment − overall solution

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Benenv's sludge drying and carbonization system

Biological sludge treatment − overall solution

Full sludge treatment for a municipal wastewater treatment plant, from 98.5% to 0% water content.
Henan, China
Supplied by:
  • Thickening, dewatering & drying
    • Thickening
    • Dewatering
      • Belt filter presses
      • Screw presses
    • Drying
      • Rotary drum dryers
      • Pelletizers
  • Thermochemical processes
    • Thermal destruction - non-oxidative
      • Pyrolysis
  • Municipal Sludge

Case study description

Full sludge treatment of a municipal wastewater treatment plant, from 98.5% to 0% water content.

The solution consists of dewatering raw sludge at ~98.5% water content via the Benenv screw press model MDS404, with capacity of 680 kg dewatered sludge per hour. The sludge cake has a moisture content ~80% before entering the next phase, which is the deep dewatering belt press model BNSD-1.0 with capacity of 1000 kg/hour. The belt press provides further reduction in the sludge cake moisture, from ~80% down to ~58%. The sludge cake following dewatering comprises flakes, due to a granulator installed at its inlet.

A conveyor transfers the sludge cake to the super rotary sludge dryer (BRD-500 model), with an evaporation capacity of 500 kg water per hour. The dying process consists of blowing hot air at a temperature of 140~160oC through the agitated flakes. An internal disintegrating shaft breaks the flakes into small granules of 1~3mm size. The dried sludge has a moisture of 15~18%.

An interlocked sludge carbonizer (model BMT-300), based on sealed pyrolysis with heat recovery, provides a fully carbonized product with zero moisture. The final product is used as filler in the construction industry, and as soil enhancer.

The sealed unit means that there are no gaseous emissions from the carbonizer. The vapours are directed back to the dryer furnace, with a sidestream passing through scrubbers before discharge to the atmosphere.

The emissions are 100% safe, and are below the national limits.

Company's role in the project

BOT (Build Operate Transfer)


Source: Benenv / YouTube
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