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Research abstracts

Selections of recent research abstracts and research papers on specialist topics relating to sludge processing. If you've found an interesting paper, or there's a topic you think we should add, let us know on

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06 February 2022

Incineration − ten research papers

Our ten research papers on sewage sludge incineration cover topics like pollutant fate; leaching of metals from the ash product; recovery and reuse; a cost/energy comparison with anaerobic digestion, and a life cycle analysis of sludge disposal options.

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10 May 2021

Centrifugation − ten research papers

Ten abstracts from research papers relating to centrifugation of sludge: our selection includes resource recovery, impact of sludge properties (including conditioner effects), and novel process demonstration/optimisation at full scale.

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01 March 2021

Upgrading AD biogas − ten research papers

Ten abstracts from research papers relating to increasing the calorific content (methane and/or hydrogen concentration) of biogas: our selection includes a review article and a full-scale case study, authored by research groups from across the world.

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15 October 2020

Hydrothermal carbonisation – ten research papers

Close to 1000 publications feature the term 'hydrothermal carbonisation' according to the SCOPUS database and there’s clearly a lot more research potential in this fascinating subject area. Simon Judd selects ten current papers of interest.

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