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Main Title Adaptation of the simplex gasification process to the co-conversion of municipal solid waste and sewage sludge : prepared for New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and United States Environmental Protection Agency /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Arbo, J. C.
Publisher Municipal Environment Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA/600-S2-83-050
OCLC Number 76951413
Subjects Biomass energy ; Sewage sludge fuel--Testing
Internet Access
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-83-050 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/30/2017
EJBD  EPA 600-S2-83-050 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/30/2018
Collation 3 pages [1] ; 28 cm
"Aug. 1983." "EPA/600-S2-83-050." Caption title. Head of title -- Project summary. Project officer, Atal E. Eralp.
Contents Notes
The feasibility of making sturdy briquettes with dewatered sewage sludge (DSS), municipal solid waste (MSW), and coal for use in gasifiers was demonstrated. This investigation consisted of preparing briquettes with laboratory equipment and then testing them for strength, stability, and caking propensity. Parameters investigated included: coal-to-waste ratio, moisture content, type of binder, and MSW to DSS ratio. Optimum conditions were identified that included 1:1 to 2:1 coal-to-waste ratio, 12 to 19 percent moisture content in the finished briquettes, and MSW-to-DSS ratio of 8 for the 20 percent solids sludge. It was recommended that the findings be confirmed with the use of commercial briquette production equipment and in pilot scale gasifiers.