Multiple-Hearth and Fluid Bed Sludge Incinerators

by Thomas K. Walsh, Metcalf & Eddy Inc, Woburn, MA, USA,
Francis X. Reardon, Metcalf & Eddy Inc, Woburn, MA, USA,
Elizabeth M. Gowen, Metcalf & Eddy Inc, Woburn, MA, USA,
Walter Gilbert, Metcalf & Eddy Inc, Woburn, MA, USA,
Howard Wall, Metcalf & Eddy Inc, Woburn, MA, USA,
Francis L. Evans, III, Metcalf & Eddy Inc, Woburn, MA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering

Abstract: This paper presents recommended practices for design and operation of multiple-hearth and fluid bed furnace systems for combustion of sludges in order to eliminate or mitigate the problems encountered. It addresses process and equipment descriptions, operational characteristics, process selection and application information, common problems and solutions, and design and operational considerations related to incineration of sludge.

Subject Headings: Incineration | Sludge | Bed materials | Fluidized bed technology | Combustion | Equipment and machinery | Information management | Sewage

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