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

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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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