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      Assessment of Sludge Sample as a Feedstock for Power Generation

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          Treatment and disposal of sewage sludge has become an economically and environmentally sensitive problem. This necessitates cost-effective and innovative solutions whilst responding to environmental regulation and public pressures. This study examines the characteristics of a typical sludge samples as received following standard analytical procedures and its suitability for power generation. The results of the analysis revealed that the sample has good proxanal and ultanal attributes. The higher heating value of the sample on dry basis was found to be 21.21 MJ/kg. These characteristics are similar to qualities of standard coal used as fuel in power stations.

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          Journal
          African Journal of Engineering & Technology
          Sudanese Researchers Foundation
          16 May 2021
          : 1
          : 1
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Chemical Engineering, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University P.M.B 0248, Bauchi, Nigeria
          [2 ] Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham, Jalan Broga, Semenyih 43500, Selangor Darul Eshan, Malaysia
          [3 ] Standards Organisation of Nigeria No 52 Lome crescent Wuse zone 7 Abuja, Nigeria
          [4 ] TEX CYCLE Lot 8942, Jalan Telok Gong, 42000, Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.
          Article
          10.47959/AJET.2021.1.1.3

          This work has been published open access under Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0 , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Conditions, terms of use and publishing policy can be found at www.scienceopen.com .

          The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.

          Earth & Environmental sciences, Engineering

          SDG7, Sewage sludge, Characterisation, Proxanal, Ultanal, HHV

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