Assessment of fuel quality parameters of sewage sludge samples from different treatment schemes

Atak, Onur
Atimtay, Aysel
Sanin, Faika Dilek
The fuel quality of dried sewage sludge samples was investigated to assess their potential use as auxiliary fuel in combustion processes. Dewatered sewage sludge samples were taken from six wastewater treatment plants in Turkey using different wastewater and sludge treatment processes. The fuel quality of the dried sludge was examined from the calorific point of view. The effects of wastewater and sludge treatment processes on calorific value, carbon and volatile matter content were determined. Dried sewage sludge had good calorific value which should not be neglected. Results show that the thermal characteristics of sewage sludge varied considerably. The source of this variation could be processes which were applied in wastewater treatment plants. Sludge stabilization processes affected the calorific value of samples. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 106th AWMA Annual Conference and Exhibition
106th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, ACE (2013)


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Citation Formats
O. Atak, A. Atimtay, and F. D. Sanin, “Assessment of fuel quality parameters of sewage sludge samples from different treatment schemes,” presented at the 106th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, ACE (2013), 2018, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: