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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.

Dewatering related videos

Filter press, tons per hour Source: Crystal Lakes / YouTube

Filter press, tons per hour

A video demonstrating how a filter press for sludge dewatering works.

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Dewatering 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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