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Belt filter presses

A belt filter press (BFP) combines drainage and mechanical pressure sequentially, ultimately providing sludge dewatering by pressing the sludge between two revolving permeable belts to squeeze out the water from the sludge. This produces a cake (the dewatered product) having a dry solids (DS) content of 30% or more in the case of primary sludge. This is to be distinguished from the lower-energy gravity belt thickener process which achieves a maximum DS content of ~10%.

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Sludge solids separation theory Source: Judd Water & Wastewater Consultants / YouTube

Sludge solids separation theory

Sludge solids separation theory − a brief introduction to the theories around sludge sedimentation, cake filtration and cake compression.


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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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