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Main Title Conversion of sewage sludge to oil by hydroliquefaction /
Author Kranich, W. L.
CORP Author Worcester Polytechnic Inst., MA.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/2-84/010; EPA-R-807890
Stock Number PB84-133768
Additional Subjects Fuels ; Oils ; Feasibility ; Liquefaction ; Hydrogenation ; Sludge drying ; Design criteria ; Biomass ; Performance evaluation ; Digestion(Decomposition) ; Sewage sludge ; Waste utilization ; Refuse derived fuels ; Hydroliquefaction ; Solid wastes ; Batch reactors
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-133768 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 34 pages ; 28 cm
A study was undertaken to determine the feasibility of converting municipal wastewater sludges into oil under hydrogen pressure. In a laboratory autoclave, raw and digested sludges were subjected to 14 MPa total pressure for 20 to 90 minutes. Aqueous suspensions were treated at about 300 C while predried sludge suspended in an oil carrier was reacted at about 425 C. When the predried sludge solids were suspended in an oil carrier, 50 percent of the organic content of sludge was converted into pentane-soluble oil; but significant amounts of oil were not produced under the conditions studied when the sludge solids were slurried in water. A commercial plant using the oil carrier process scheme would be complex with high capital and operating costs. Consequently, further development work on hydroliquefaction of sewage sludge is not recommended.
"November 1983." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-600/2-84/010." Microfiche.