Sludge Processing Systems

Sludge is a semi solid substance that is produced as sewage from wastewater treatment processes as well as from other industrial processes. It is a very generic term that can encompasses any solids separated by suspension in a liquid. There are two kinds of sludge that are produced from wastewater treatments: primary sludge and secondary sludge.

Primary sludge comes from the capture of suspended solids as well as other organics in the primary treatment process through gravitational sedimentation. The secondary treatment process uses microorganisms to help consume the organic matter in the wastewater. The biomass then settles out and is removed as secondary sludge.

Biosolids is a term widely used to denote the byproduct of domestic and commercial sewage and wastewater treatment that is to be used in agriculture. Depending on how the sludge has been treated, biosolids can be used in non-food and food agriculture. Treated biosolids can be produced in cake, granular, pellet, or liquid form and are spread over land before being incorporated into the soil or injected directly into the soil. The use of sewage sludge has shown an increase in level of soil available phosphorus and soil salinity. The use of biosolids is sustainable and helps improve the quality of soil and crops.

Because sludge has many uses as well as many adverse effects, many industries where sludge is a co-product look for solutions deal with it. Sludge can often benefit from drying, milling, bagging, or pelleting. Sludge processing systems can be created by the engineers at The ONIX Corporation. The rotary drum dryers manufactured by The ONIX Corporation have the ability to not only help with the drying process of sludge, but we can do so in the most energy efficient way for your company. We have the ability to create sludge processing systems so that we can dry, mill, pellet, and bag a variety of excess product that your company may not know what to do with. We combine our dryer technology and that of our material handling to create the best system and solution for your needs. Since sludge has a variety of uses, we can create system that does any or all of these processes depending on your needs. If you are looking for a solution to a problem that you think The ONIX Corporation may be able to help you with, please don’t hesitate to look further into our Rotary Drum Dryer and Material Handling Systems Technology.

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