Describes dewatering processes for municipal wastewater sludge. Up-to-date information is provided which a design engineer or others involved in the decision making process for sludge treatment can use to select appropriate dewatering processes for particular applications. The object is to reduce sludge volume, producing a sludge that behaves as a solid, not a liquid, and subsequently reducing the cost of treatment and disposal.
Municipal solid waste (MSE) and material recovery facilities (MRFs).
Table of Contents
Sludge Characteristics and Preparatory Treatment
Air Drying Processes
Mechanical Dewatering Systems
Appendices: Design, Examples, Operation and Maintenance, Manufacturers and Sources of Equipment