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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 /|
|Publisher||Municipal Environment Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Subjects||Biomass energy ; Sewage sludge fuel--Testing|
|Collation||3 pages  ; 28 cm|
"Aug. 1983." "EPA/600-S2-83-050." Caption title. Head of title -- Project summary. Project officer, Atal E. Eralp.
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.