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WASTEWATER SLUDGE

TREATMENT & DISPOSAL


The stabilization, dewatering
and disposal of sludges from
water and wastewater treatment

GOALS OF SLUDGE TREATMENT


Volume
reduction

Thickening
Dewatering

If used in agriculture as
fertiliser or compost
Gas production
Stabilisation of
Reduction of dry
organic
substances
content
Improvement of
dewatering
Reduction of odour
Recycling of Nutrients,
fertiliser
Humus
substances
Elimination of
pathogenic germs

SLUDGE TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL

ANAEROBIC SLUDGE DIGESTION

Sludge
Digestion:
Anaerobic

Sludge dewatering: Centrifugation

Centrifugation

Sludge dewatering: filter press

Filter press

PLATE AND FRAME FILTER


PARTS

Sludge drying bed: preparation

Filling the drying bed with sludge

Starting the drying process

Sludge disposal: Land application

Sludge
Incineration:
Multiple
Hearth

Fluidized bed sludge incineration

Radiant heat (electric)


incineration

Cyclon
e
Furnac
e

Fluidized bed incineration system

Sludge disposal: transp

INCORPORATING BIOMASS INTO BRICKS

Destination of wastewater
solids

Incinera-

Landfilling