Calorific Value of Wastewater Plant Sludges

by Alphonse E. Zanoni, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Marguette Univ., Milwaukee, Wis. 53233,
David L. Mueller, Regional Engr.; Zimpro, Inc., Levittown, Pa., 19054,


Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 1, Pg. 187-195


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Calorific values of wastewater plant sludges are best determined using an oxygen bomb calorimeter, an apparatus which is not readily available in many plants. Using a variety of sludges from thirteen municipal wastewater treatment plants in southeastern Wisconsin, an excellent correlation is established between the calorific value and chemical oxygen demand of the sludges. A well-tested recommended procedure for conducting the chemical oxygen demand of wet sludges and semi-dry cakes is also presented.

Subject Headings: Sludge | Wastewater treatment plants | Wastewater management | Municipal wastewater | Chemical treatment | Oxygen demand | Explosions | Oxygen | Wisconsin | North America | United States

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