publication . Doctoral thesis . 2009

Aquatic worm reactor for improved sludge processing and resource recovery

Hendrickx, T.L.G.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: S.n.
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Municipal waste water treatment is mainly achieved by biological processes. These processes produce huge volumes of waste sludge (up 1.5 million m3/year in the Netherlands). Further processing of the waste sludge involves transportation, thickening and incineration. A decrease in the amount of waste sludge would be both environmentally and economically attractive. Aquatic worms can be used to reduce the amount of waste sludge. After predation by the worms, the amount of final sludge is lower. Additionally it has a distinctive granular structure with improved dewaterability characteristics. If a useful application can be found for the worms that are produced in t...
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free text keywords: afvalwaterbehandeling, afvalverwijdering, slib, biologische behandeling, lumbricidae, slibzuivering, aquatische wormen, waste water treatment, waste disposal, sludges, biological treatment, sludge treatment, aquatic worms
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