Improvement of anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge in a wastewater treatment plant by means of mechanical and thermal pre-treatments: Performance, energy and economical assessment.

@article{Ruffino2015ImprovementOA,
  title={Improvement of anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge in a wastewater treatment plant by means of mechanical and thermal pre-treatments: Performance, energy and economical assessment.},
  author={Barbara Ruffino and Giuseppe Campo and Giuseppe Genon and Eugenio Lorenzi and Daniel Novarino and Gerardo Scibilia and Mariachiara Zanetti},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2015},
  volume={175},
  pages={298-308}
}
Performances of mechanical and low-temperature (<100°C) thermal pre-treatments were investigated to improve the present efficiency of anaerobic digestion (AD) carried out on waste activated sludge (WAS) in the largest Italian wastewater treatment plant (2,300,000p.e.). Thermal pre-treatments returned disintegration rates of one order of magnitude higher… CONTINUE READING