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Figure 7-01. Etfect of polymer dose on solids recovery. Humboldt ContiPrese CP21 Feed Rate = 25-32 gpm Feed Solids = 3.0-4. 136 TSS ‘At Chicago WSW WWTP: Digostea (0.21P:0.70WAS) Polymer Used: Ametiean Cyanamia 2540 Recovery, % Polymer Dose, Ib/ton Figure 7-82. Cake solids vs, differential spoed. Humboldt Conti Prese CP2-1 Feed Rate = 25:2 gpm Feed Solids = 3.0-4.1% TSS ‘At Chicago WSW WWTP: Digostod (0.21P:0.7WAS) Polymer Used: American Cyanemid 25406 ec = 2,300 Ge ‘VG = 2,500 Ge BeNeUse Differential Speed, rpm ‘The Ashigara Works of Japan has successfully boon using this process for waste activated sludge treatment since mid-August 1982. The excess sludge is dewatered by a belt press to a water content of 80 percent, then pelletized and conditioned with incinerator ash and further dewatered to a water 131 content of 50 percent or less. Ash is added in the ratio of 10 to 18 percent by weight of the amount of belt press cake (or 50-75 percent of the dry solids). Sludge cake is incinerated and heat recovery equivalent to 30 Uhr (7.9 galimin) of fuel additive is practiced. At the 1987 IFAT show in Munich a field demonstration of the process produced a cake of 55 percent from a 32 percent sewage cake mixed with sludge ash (50 percent by dry solids weigh!) every 3 ‘minutes. The unit was pilot scale producing in excess of 1,000 kg cakelhr (2,204 Ibihr). This would be ‘equivalent to 370 kg/hr (816 lb/hr) of sewage sludge solids. In this demonstration, pressures up to 60 kg/cm? (863 Ib/sq in) were employed and the press time was shortened to about three minutes. While the product from the press is very hard, it is also quite friable. it can be easily fragmented into Particles which are dry to the touch and can easily be transported pneumatically. The pelletizing/pressing operation at Munich reduced the moisture content from 3.6 kg HaOikg TS to 1.3 kg H20'kg TS (sludge only basis). The feed would have been suitable for boiler feed and would produce an equilibrium temperature of about 1,090°C (2,000°F), Whilo the process mechanics look favorable, the machine design capable of long-term operation at {80-60 kg/cm? (710-850 lb/sq in) will need to. be further evaluated, 7.7 Reterences 1. Parkson Corp. Operation and Maintenance ‘Manual Belt Filter Press Survey Report. American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY, 1985. Design information Report on Belt Filter Presses. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Environmental Research Information, Cincinnati, Ob, 1986. Peterson, R.L., Rubel and Hager Inc. Belt Filter Press Design. Presented at the S4th Annual Water Pollution Control Federation Conference, Detroit, Mi, 1981 Ashbrook-Simon-Hartley, Maintenance Manual. Operation and Semon, J. Post Lime Stabilization. JNEWPCA 16(1), 1982. Boll, J.E. Potassium Permanganate for Sludge Odor Control. Carus Chemical Co., LaSalle, IL, 1986,