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In sludge drying the moisture from sludge is removed as water vapour by heating, rather than being removed as a liquid via mechanical means such as in thickening or dewatering. The sludge is normally dried to solid concentrations above 65% to produce pellets or, at the highest solids concentrations of 90% or more, a powder. Pelleted or powdered sludge is more readily conveyed than the dewatered sludge of higher water content, which exists as large lumps.

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Simulation of rotary dryer operation, Dynamis Source: Dynamis /

Simulation of rotary dryer operation, Dynamis

A simulation of rotary dryer operation, produced by Dynamis.

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Biosolids vs sewage sludge

Biosolids are usually considered to be the useful fraction of the sewage sludge. They are generally higher in solids concentration and lower in pathogen content, having gone through a stabilisation process such as chemical dosing, digestion and/or drying.

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