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IWT Virtual Seminar: Sludge Intensification and Destruction

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The IWT committee would like to welcome you to our first virtual seminar of the year, focused on Sludge Intensification and Destruction. Classic anaerobic digestion has long been considered the standard for treating solids waste, but as new regulatory, environmental, and fiscal constrains build, that paradigm is being questioned in favor of novel approaches. Rising focus on process efficiency and land application – especially when it comes to emerging contaminants like PFAS – will soon force utilities to consider how they might improve their digestion processes, or potentially eliminate them altogether. In this virtual seminar, we will discuss three technologies that apply well known mechanical equipment and physical concepts in unconventional ways. One application intensifies digester operation by decoupling SRT from HRT by modifying digester pressure, potentially lowering future capital and operating costs. Two other technologies focus on potentially supplanting digestion by processing the feed sludge directly through thermal breakdown and energy recovery. The result is a variety of byproducts that could help fuel a facility’s entry into the Green Economy. An open discussion will follow. 

  • 12:00 – 12:05   Opening and Introductions
    • Christopher Marks, City of Boulder
    • Dmitriy Zinchenko, HDR
  • 12:05 – 12:35   Using Hydrothermal Processing (HTP) to Break Down Municipal Biosolids
    • James Oyler, Genifuel
  • 12:35 – 1:05   IntensiCarbTM a Novel Vacuum Augmented Anaerobic Digestion Process for Process Intensification and Resource Recovery
    • Chris Muller, Brown and Caldwell
  • 1:05 – 1:35   Recovering Valuable Resources from Biosolids Through Hydrothermal Carbonization (HTC)
    • Dan Spracklin, SoMax Circular Solutions
  • 1:35 – 1:50   Round Table Discussions and Audience Questions
We hope you will be able to join us and this fantastic group of speakers! Please reach out to Dmitriy Zinchenko with any questions. Registration is not required.

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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Mountain

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Dmitriy Zinchenko
(phone: 303-357-2410)

Registration is not required. Attendance is free.

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