Your web browser is out of date.

Update your browser for better security, speed and to get the best experience on this website.

Update your browser

Supercritical water oxidation

Supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) refers to the rapid oxidation of organics in water in the supercritical phase of water. 'Supercritical’ refers to the state of water within a specific region of pressure (>218 bar) and temperature (>374 °C) where water becomes both a solvent and oxidant for all chemical species.

Advert
Advert
Advert

Supercritical water oxidation features and blogs

Blog sludge worth shutterstock 16047946
Blog

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?

Read article

More Supercritical water oxidation topics…

More process and operation topics…