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Gravity belt thickeners

Gravity belt thickening (GBT) thickens sludge by allowing the water (or filtrate) to drain from the sludge under gravity through a permeable medium (a recirculating conveyor belt) on which the sludge sits. The sludge solids concentration is increased along the length of a porous belt as water drains through it, the sludge solids forming a layer on the belt surface.

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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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