EPA Science Inventory

FUEL-EFFICIENT SEWAGE SLUDGE INCINERATION

Citation:

Walsh, M. J., A. B. Pincince, AND W. R. Niessen. FUEL-EFFICIENT SEWAGE SLUDGE INCINERATION. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/2-90/038 (NTIS 90-261827), 1990.

Description:

A study was performed to evaluate the status of incineration with low fuel use as a sludge disposal technology. The energy requirements, life-cycle costs, operation and maintenance requirements, and process capabilities of four sludge incineration facilities were evaluated. These facilities used a range of sludge thickening, conditioning, dewatering, and incineration technologies. The results provided realistic cost and energy requirements for a fuel-efficient sludge incineration facility and highlighted operational, managerial, and design features that contributed to the fuel efficiency of the incineration process. The information provides a basis for evaluating both the applicability of sludge incineration in future facilities and the cost and energy efficiency of existing incineration facilities.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (SITE DOCUMENT/REPORT)
Start Date: 08/01/1990
Completion Date: 08/01/1990
Record Last Revised: 08/23/2007
Record Created: 12/08/2004
Record Released: 04/02/2005
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 126157

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION

WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT BRANCH