Pyrolysis as Means of Sewages Sludge Disposal

by Nancy E. Folks, Member of Technical Staff; Ultrasystems, Inc., Newport Beach, Calif.,
Kenneth Y. Chen, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Environmental Engrg. Programs, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.,
Frank R. Bowerman, (F.ASCE), Pres.; CDM, Inc., Pasadena, Calif.; formerly, Prof. and Dir., Environmental Engrg. Programs, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.,
Bert A. Eichenberger, Research Engrg.; Environmental Engrg. Programs, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.,
R. Addis Lockwood, Asst. Prof. of Engrg.,; California State Univ., Northridge, Calif.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 4, Pg. 607-621


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Pyrolysis of dewatered sewage sludge, or mixtures of organic solid wastes, and sewage sludge, can be a self-sustaining process. The major useful products are char, fuel oils, and noncondensable gases such as methane, hydrogen, and carbon monoxide. The yield is dependent on the pyrolyzing temperature, residence time, composition of wastes, and moisture contents. Major advantages are significant—volume reduction, innocuous end products, and energy recovery.

Subject Headings: Sewage | Sludge | Heat treatment | Mixtures | Solid mechanics | Solid wastes | Industrial wastes | Fuels

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