Aquatic worm reactor for improved sludge processing and resource recovery

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Hendrickx, T.L.G.;
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  • Subject: sludge treatment | aquatische wormen | biologische behandeling | waste water treatment | waste disposal | biological treatment | slib | afvalverwijdering | afvalwaterbehandeling | slibzuivering | lumbricidae | aquatic worms | sludges

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 d... View more
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