New ground-breaking technology for sludge drying.
The treatment of sludge from wastewater treatment plants and production companies is in rapid development. Companies are used to their sludge being cost-intensive to handle and having a high water content. However, new sludge drying technology can remove the majority of water, and sludge can be transformed into a dry and easy to handle granulate. A process which is financially very beneficial.
The technology from Drying Matter’s equipment condenses the water from the sludge leaving the dry matter fraction. The water is drained causing a significant reduction in the amount of sludge. This results in a texture comparable to wood pellets.
90% dry matter – 10% water
Sludge containing more than 90% dry matter is good for the climate. The environmental impact is reduced as there is a lot less sludge to be stored and transported. Reducing the amount of sludge sent to waste disposal sites is common sense. Furthermore, as the sludge is stabilized after the drying process it is possible to store for longer without any risk.
Dried wastewater sludge can have a calorific value like wood, making drying an obvious solution if the sludge exceeds the limits given by the authorities. Hereby the energy in the sludge is utilized for heat while the harmful substance in the sludge is kept out of the nature.