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Rotary drum dryers

Rotating drum – or rotary – dryers consist of a drum, several metres in length and ~2 m in diameter, which is inclined at 3–4° to the horizontal and rotates around its axis at a speed of 4-8 RPM. The drum is fitted with internal structures (fins, paddles or blades) which agitate and break up the sludge solids and help them pass along the length of the drum while being dried by a stream of warm air passing along the length of the drum.

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Simulation of rotary dryer operation, Dynamis Source: Dynamis / YouTube

Simulation of rotary dryer operation, Dynamis

A simulation of rotary dryer operation, produced by Dynamis.

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Rotary drum dryers features and blogs

Fig. 4.  SP filtrate and acidified sludge samples
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Phosphorus recovery by sludge acidification and dewatering

A pilot-scale Danish study of phosphorus extraction from acidified anaerobic and aerobic sludge samples has revealed removal to be more effective from anaerobic sludges, even though the digested sludge alkalinity increases the total acid demand.

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