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Main Title STORS: The Sludge-to-Oil Reactor System.
Author Molton, P. M. ; Fassbender, A. G. ; Brown, M. D. ;
CORP Author Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/2-86/034;
Stock Number PB86-175684
Additional Subjects Liquefaction ; Sludge disposal ; Fuel oils ; Chemical reactors ; Thermochemistry ; Energy ; Recovery ; Bitumins ; Competition ; Incinerators ; Thermocouples ; Experimental design ; Heat transfer ; Acceptability ; Conversion ; Cost estimates ; Tables(Data) ; Sewage sludge ; Char
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-175684 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 125p
The Sludge-to-Oil Reactor System (STORS) continuously converted over 400 gallons (20 percent solids) of sewage sludge to oil during 100 hours of operation. About 80 percent of the energy in the sludge was recovered as an oil and char. The energy recovered was sufficient to make the STORS energy self-sufficient assuming the char is burned to furnish the heat for the process. STORS, when fully developed, appears to be another option competitive with incineration for sludge disposal. One test performed by spiking the sludge with pesticides indicated that some of the pesticides were totally destroyed and others were partly destroyed during processing.