Estimating the Energy Content of Wastewater Using Combustion Calorimetry and Different Drying Processes

@inproceedings{Korth2017EstimatingTE,
  title={Estimating the Energy Content of Wastewater Using Combustion Calorimetry and Different Drying Processes},
  author={Benjamin Korth and Thomas Maskow and Susanne G{\"u}nther and Falk Harnisch},
  booktitle={Front. Energy Res.},
  year={2017}
}
The energy content of wastewater is routinely assessed by chemical oxygen demand (COD) measurements that only provide an incomplete picture and the data fundament of other energy parameters remains scarce. The volumetric heat of combustion (ΔCH) of raw wastewater from a municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) was assessed using oven drying method (ΔCHvol = −6.8 ± 4.3 kJ L, n = 20) and freeze drying method (ΔCHvol = −20.2 ± 9.7 kJ L, n = 6) illustrating the substantial loss during the oven… CONTINUE READING