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Combustion Characteristics of Sewage Sludge and Algae

DOI: 10.4236/nr.2016.74019, PP. 205-213

Keywords: Sewage Sludge, Algae, Water Quality, Caloric Value

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Sewage sludge is a good source of energetically desirable compounds and green algae in developing country like India. In this work, the combustion characteristics of sewage sludge and green algae are described. The calorific value (CV) of dried sewage sludge (n = 7) and green algae (n = 11) was ranged from 1800 to 6250 and 3700 to 6280 kcal/kg with mean value of 3999 ± 1347 and 4428 ± 547 kcal/kg, respectively. The effect of proximate variables and water quality parameters in the CV of sludge and algae are discussed.

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