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Rotary drum thickeners

Rotary drum thickening increases the sludge solids concentration by agitating the solids in a slowly-rotating cylindrical drum with porous walls though which the water (or filtrate) drains. The drum is normally 0.5−1.5 m diameter drum and rotates at speeds between 5 and 20 RPM while the sludge continually passes along its axis.

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Sludge solids separation theory Source: Judd Water & Wastewater Consultants / YouTube

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Sludge solids separation theory − a brief introduction to the theories around sludge sedimentation, cake filtration and cake compression.

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Schematic of intensification of AD by thermal hydrolysis, showing thickening, TH, AD and post-AD DW. Coversion of biogas be CHP engine included.
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Pretty intense: the intensification of sewage sludge processes

Sludge intensification processes increase the sewage sludge solids concentration through thickening/dewatering or the biogas generation by digestion. But at what point do you stop extracting more water from the sludge or enhancing biogas production?

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