The possibility of using a magnetic field for the conditioning of sewage sludge
 
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Politechnika Częstochowska, Wydział Infrastruktury i Środowiska, ul. Brzeźnicka 60A, 42-201 Częstochowa
Publish date: 2018-04-01
 
Inż. Ekolog. 2018; 2:32–37
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The purpose of the work was to determine the applicability of the magnetic field for the conditioning of the sewage sludge prepared by the dual chemical method with using PIX 113 iron coagulate, and 2 types of organic polyelectrolytes: Superfloc C-494, and Superfloc C-496. In order to assess the impact of process parameters (flow rate and flow direction through the coil), tests were conducted in several research combinations differing in the method of preparation of sludge, the flow direction and flow rate through the solenoid. The analyses were divided into two stages, differing in the applied polyelectrolyte. In order to determine the changes of susceptibility to dewatering, the capillary suction time test, specific resistance to filtration and the final hydrating of the filter cake were used. The assessment of the quality of the leachates was made on the basis of the chemical oxygen demand values. The most beneficial effects of the magnetic field effect were achieved for the combination with the Superfloc C-494 polymer, and flow through the solenoid towards S-N at rate 1.0 L/min. The results shows that the influence of the magnetic field on the susceptibility to dewatering of the sludge is variable, dependent on the flow direction and flow rate of sludge through the coil, as well as on the type of conditioning agent. In order to be able to unequivocally determine the possibility of using a magnetic field for the conditioning of sewage sludge, further research is necessary.
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Kamila Natalia Hrut   
Politechnika Częstochowska, Wydział Infrastruktury i Środowiska, ul. Brzeźnicka 60A, 42-201 Częstochowa