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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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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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