Date of Defense
C. Van Maltby, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement
David Peterson, Paper and Printing Science and Engineering
Raja Aravamuthan, Paper and Printing Science and Engineering
Although most pulp and paper mills currently landfill their sludge, many are seeking less costly ways to dispose of solid wastes. Sludge burning provides an alternative to landfilling. The purpose of this research was to determine the heat gained and the volume reduced when pulp and paper mill sludge is burned. The heating value was determined calorimetrically. The volume reduction was determined by comparing the mass and density of wet sludge and ash. These data are extrapolated into curves which a mill might use to analyze the potential for burning its sludge. The results are compared to the theoretical heat of combustion of cellulose and to published data.
Kozlowski, Kristy M., "Determination of Energy Value and Volume Reduction from Burning of Paper Industry Sludge" (1996). Honors Theses. 498.
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