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Dewatering

Dewatering processes mechanically remove a significant proportion of the sludge water content to produce a concentrated sludge product, with a dry solids concentration generally between 15 and 45%. At this concentration the product, referred to as a cake, is not free-flowing and instead forms lumps which can only be transported by a conveyor belt, mechanical earth-moving equipment, or spade.

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Solid bowl decanting centrifuge, Alfa Laval Source: Alfa Laval / YouTube

Solid bowl decanting centrifuge, Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval's decanter centrifuge for sludge thickening and dewatering in operation − for use in wastewater treatment.

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Dewatering 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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