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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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Anaerobic digestion optimization through thermal hydrolysis pre-treatment

Pre-treatment of sludge by thermal hydrolysis upstream of anaerobic digestion is used to improve AD efficiency. A study looked at (pre-)commissioning data for a full-scale AD installation undergoing upgrading with TH to assess the basis for optimisation.

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