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Paddle dryers

Paddle dryers are based on externally-heated paddles (or blades) rotating in the mass of sludge solids. There are normally either two or four sets of blades which rotate together to continuously cut into and stir the sludge solid lumps into smaller particles to continuously replenish the drying surface. Paddle dryers can operate without back-mixing since the agitation provided by the rotating paddles is sufficient to avoid the formation of sticky sludge.

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Paddle dryer for sludge treatment Source: Klooth Alex /

Paddle dryer for sludge treatment

A video to demonstrate a paddle dryer for sludge in operation.

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Combined hydrothermal carbonization with anaerobic digestion: recycling of the HTC products

Recycling the product streams from a hydrothermal carbonisation process to the anaerobic digester promotes biogas yield in terms of methane volume per unit feed COD, using HTC process conditions of 190 °C and a 1 h reaction time, this research suggests.

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