Sewage Sludge: Assessment, Treatment and Environmental Impact

Eric Danso-Boateng, Ph.D. (Editor)
Department of Chemical Engineering,
Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK

Series: Waste and Waste Management, Chemical Engineering Methods and Technology
BISAC: TEC010020




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Sewage sludge is the product resulting from wastewater treatment plants and aquaculture systems. It is an abundant waste biomass, as its production keeps increasing due to population growth, particularly in developing countries and intensified wastewater treatment plants in the developed world due to industrialisation. Effective management and handling of sewage sludge in an environmentally friendly way has become a matter of increasing importance globally, due to the potential health risks on the environment. Importantly, sewage sludge contains large amounts of organic components and nutrients; hence, resource recovery from such an abundant biomass is necessary. This comprehensive book presents an assessment into the impact of sewage sludge on the environment and provides the various treatment options for converting the sludge into useful resources. Biochemical (or biological) and thermochemical (or thermal) methods of sewage sludge treatment are covered. Through contributions from experts in diverse fields, this book has been organized to suit a variety of readers, including professionals and students who are interested in sewage sludge treatment as well as resource recovery from sewage sludge by using different and innovative technologies. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. The Maturity Index for Biologically Treated Urban Sewage Sludge
L. El Fels and M. Hafidi (Laboratory of Ecology and Environment (L2E) (Unit Associated with the CNRST, URAC32), Faculty of Science Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco, and others)

Chapter 2. The Use of Municipal Solid Waste and Sewage Sludge Co-Compost as a Means of Nutrient Recycling
Mingchu Zhang and Boris Henriquez (Department of Agriculture and Horticulture, School of Natural Resources and Extension, University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK, USA, and others)

Chapter 3. Heavy Metals: The Main Factor Limiting the Agricultural Use of Sewage Sludge
Silvana Pompeia Val-Moraes, Cristiane Moretto and Eliana Gertrudes de Macedo Lemos (Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinária FCAV, Univ. Estadual Paulista UNESP, Jaboticabal, Departamento de Tecnologia, Jaboticabal, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 4. Sludges of a Recirculating Aquaculture System: Characteristics and Reutilization
Yemall Alexander Maigual Enriquez, Amanda Alves Domingos Maia, Tsunao Matsumoto, Leandro Cardoso de Morais (Institute of Science and Technology, São Paulo State University (UNESP) ‘‘Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 5. Drying of Sewage Sludge: Fundamental Aspects, Modeling and Challenges
Lyes Bennamoun and Jie Li (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Canada, and others)

Chapter 6. Production of Renewable Solid Fuel from Sewage Sludge by Hydrothermal Carbonization
Eric Danso-Boateng, Gilbert Shama and Richard G. Holdich (Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK)

Chapter 7. Anaerobic Digestion of Wastewater Produced from Hydrothermal Carbonisation of Sewage Sludge
Eric Danso-Boateng and Eleni Nyktari (Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK)

Chapter 8. Sewage Sludge Gasification
Virginia Pérez López (Thermal Conversion Process Unit. Energy Department, CEDER – CIEMAT, Lubia (Soria) – Spain)

Chapter 9. Gasification of Sewage Sludge for Biofuel Production: The Effect of Thermochemical Pre-Processing
Chao Gai and Zhengang Liu (Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PR China)

Chapter 10. Sewage Sludge Ash as a New Raw Material for the Synthesis of Zeolites
Jolanta Latosińska (Kielce University of Technology, Faculty of Environmental, Geomatic and Energy Engineering, Poland)

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