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Energy and Resource Recovery from Sludge

Youssouf Kalogo, Ph.D.
Youssouf Kalogo, Ph.D.
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Hugh Monteith, P. Eng.
Hugh Monteith, P. Eng.
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September 2012

There is general consensus among sanitary engineering professionals that municipal wastewater and wastewater sludge is not a “waste”, but a potential source of valuable resources.

Energy and Resource Recovery from Sludge provides essential knowledge on energy and resource recovery from sludge and focuses on:

  • The international situation of energy and resource recovery from sludge,

  • How the use of different sludge treatment processes affects the possibility of recovering energy and/or materials from the residual sludge,

  • The influence of market and regulatory drivers on the fate of the sludge end-product,

  • The feasibility of energy and resource recovery from sludge,

  • The social, economic and environmental performance (triple bottom line or TBL assessment) of current alternatives technologies.

International cases studies of established technologies existing at full-scale with commercial applications, as well as those that can potentially be commercialized are provided Emerging technologies that have been demonstrated only at pilot-scale or bench (laboratory) scale are included.

Energy recovery technologies can be classified into sludge-to-biogas processes, sludge-to-syngas processes, sludge-to-oil processes and sludge-to-liquid processes. The technologies available for resource recovery include those to recover phosphorus, building materials, nitrogen, volatile acids, etc. Technical, capital cost, operating and maintenance (O&M) costs information available are documented to the extent possible for each technology. Possibilities of upgrading biosolids pellets produced from sludge as renewable source of inoculum for bio-hydrogen gas production and also recovering of bio-pesticides from sludge are new research areas.

This title belongs to GWRC Report Series.

ISBN: 9781780404653 (eBook)

Energy and Resource Recovery from Sludge
By: Youssouf Kalogo, Ph.D., Hugh Monteith, P. Eng.
ISBN (electronic): 9781780404653
Publisher: IWA Publishing
Published: 2012

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