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Reagent dosing

Chemical conditioning through reagent dosing is designed to coalesce (or agglomerate) the smaller sludge particles (1−10 µm) to produce larger ones, and to reduce the colloidal (the sub-0.1 µm particle/macromolecular size range) content of the particulate matter. This then increases both the particle sedimentation rate and the permeability of the cake − the solids sediment formed from the particles. In doing so, the efficiency of the downstream thickening and dewatering processes is increased.

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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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