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Sludge quality

Sludge is the main waste stream from the treatment of wastewater. Its characteristics depend on both the original feedwater quality and the type of the unit operation from which the sludge is discharged. For conventional municipal wastewater treatment, the two main sludge streams are from the primary sedimentation stage, producing primary sludge, and the secondary biological treatment stage, producing waste activated sludge (WAS) if the biological treatment is based on the activated sludge process

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Sludge processing: the basics Source: Judd Water & Wastewater Consultants / YouTube

Sludge processing: the basics

An introduction to sludge treatment − a brief overview to sludge processing in the context of wastewater treatment.

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Sludge quality features and blogs

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How much is sludge worth?

The UK regulator OFWAT has introduced legislation based on the notion of sludge as a resource. Its value is often expressed in terms of calorific content, and the phosphate is also potentially recoverable. But how exactly should sludge value be quantified?

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