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    • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
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IJESD 2014 Vol.5(6): 561-565 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.546

Combustion of Sewage Sludge and Coal Powder

F. Kirzhner, V. Sherbaum, G. Borodyanski, R. Armon, and B. Chudnovsky
Abstract—The technology to facilitate liquid sewage sludge disposal with minimum energy consumption for primary drying before incineration in a furnace is proposed. The possibility to use an industrial boiler was studied experimentally. The experimental test-rig was developed at Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) and the proposed concept was demonstrated successfully. Sewage sludge from municipal wastewater plants with a moisture content of up to 95-99% combined with pulverized coal and liquid light fuel at various ratios was burnt. Sewage sludge co-combustion leads to an insignificant temperature reduction inside the furnace, and is able to provide stable combustion with low NOx and CO emissions.

Index Terms—Component, formatting, sewage sludge, liquid, incineration.

F. Kirzhner is with the Department of Civil and Environmental Eng., Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel (e-mail:


Cite:Combustion of Sewage Sludge and Coal Powder, "F. Kirzhner, V. Sherbaum, G. Borodyanski, R. Armon, and B. Chudnovsky," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 561-565, 2014.

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