Sandro Glaucio Maquiné de Souza

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Belt filter presses represent an economical means to dewater the residual sludge generated in wastewater treatment plants. In order to assure maximal water removal, the raw sludge is mixed with a chemical conditioner prior to being fed into the belt filter press. When the conditioner is properly dosed, the sludge acquires a coarse texture, with space(More)
* 0-7803-8566-7/04/$20.00  2004 IEEE. Abstract Belt filter presses are widely used to remove water from residual sludge generated in wastewater treatment plants. The texture (fine or coarse) of the conditioned sludge is a relevant piece of information used by operators to control the dewatering equipment. A software sensor, which takes digital images as(More)
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