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Conditioning and Dewatering Properties of Digested and Thickened Sludge with Inorganic Conditioner
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Conditioning and Dewatering Properties of Digested and Thickened Sludge with Inorganic Conditioner
Kim, Jeong-Ho; Nam, Se-Yong;
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Objectives: Wastewater treatment plants typically produce a large volume of waste sludge. In this study, the conditioning and dewatering properties of a digested and thickened sludge from an industrial wastewater treatment plant were investigated in order to improve the dewaterbility of the sludge. Methods: Jar-tests and Buchner funnel tests were carried out to assess the conditioning and dewatering properties of a waste sludge. TTF (Time to Filter Test) and SRF (Specific Resistance to Filtration) were adopted as the indices of sludge dewaterbility. Results: The valuation indices influencing the dewaterbility of the waste sludge, including TTF, SRF, water contents, VS/TS ratio and turbidity, were measured. The TTF and SRF of the digested and thickened sludge were decreased to 40 sec, m/kg, and 39 sec, m/kg, respectively. Conclusions: The conditioner composed of natural inorganic materials turned out to be effective in the reduction of sludge water contents.
Sludge dewatering;Conditioning;Inorganic conditioner;
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