Effects of recycling-sludge operation on the structure and moisture content of floe in water treatment plant

Chih Chao Wu, Ch-Hpin Huang*

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Abstract

Recycling-sludge operation is applied in the Feng-Yuan Water Treatment Facility to treat low turbidity source water. By employing/racial dimension analysis and the dilatometry technique, the effects of recycling-sludge operation on the structure and moisture content of sludge floes are studied. As the results show, the recycling-sludge operation can decrease the average bound water content by nearly 13-24% and increase the effective floe density, thereby forming a compact structure with a high fractal dimension and low floc porosity. The results also indicate that a significant correlation arises between the fractal dimensions and the bound water content of the sludge flocs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2873-2882
Number of pages10
JournalSeparation Science and Technology
Volume32
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997

Keywords

  • Bound water
  • Effective floc density
  • Fractal dimension
  • Sludge dewatering

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