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Thickening, dewatering & drying

Sludge drying refers to processes where moisture is removed from sludge as water vapour. These processes often require pre-treatment ('conditioning'). With sludge thickening or dewatering, moisture is removed as a liquid.

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Solid bowl decanter centrifuge, GEA Group Source: GEA Group / YouTube

Solid bowl decanter centrifuge, GEA Group

A video to demonstrate the principles of the GEA Group's solid bowl decanter centrifuge.

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Thickening, dewatering & drying features and blogs

Schematic of intensification of AD by thermal hydrolysis, showing thickening, TH, AD and post-AD DW. Coversion of biogas be CHP engine included.
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Pretty intense: the intensification of sewage sludge processes

Sludge intensification processes increase the sewage sludge solids concentration through thickening/dewatering or the biogas generation by digestion. But at what point do you stop extracting more water from the sludge or enhancing biogas production?

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