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Screw presses

A screw press provides sludge dewatering by passing the sludge along the inside of a permeable cylinder. It uses a slowly-rotating (~5 RPM) Archimedean screw within a cylindrical screen (otherwise termed drum filter/screen or basket). It is normally inclined by ~20° to the horizontal to assist with the draining of water into the sump, and the screen aperture rating is generally below 0.5 mm.

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Swingmill sludge dewatering mechanical process Source: Dewlink Sludge Treatment / YouTube

Swingmill sludge dewatering mechanical process

Video to demonstrate the operation of the Swingmill sludge dewatering screw press from Dewlink Sludge Treatment

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Co-processing of sewage digestate by hydrothermal carbonisation

Hydrothermal carbonisation (HTC) can be used to co-process anaerobic digestion (AD) digestate and lignocellulosic (or plant-based) feedstocks to improve the the hydrochar product quality. This AD waste co-processing route has been studied at bench scale.

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