Thermal hydrolysis

What is thermal hydrolysis?

Cambi’s thermal hydrolysis processes are at the heart of advanced treatment of sewage sludge and bio-degradable waste, whether planning new or upgrading existing wastewater treatment, food waste or co-digestion projects. Conventional problems are reduced, and the material itself becomes a truly valuable resource. Through Cambi’s well tested processes, material and energy recovery is lifted to a whole new level, while minimizing the amount of end-product & maximizing its quality. The results are reduced operational costs and problems turned into products.

Dictionary

AAD

Advanced Anaerobic Digestion, using sludge conditioning processes to speed up and improve the AD process, improve dewatering and quality of digestate

Biosolids

Sludge or biodegradable waste having been processed by Anarobic Digestion

THP

Thermal Hydrolysis (Process), for pressure-cooking of organic material to improve AD

WAS/SAS

Waste / Surplus activated sludge

AD

Anaerobic Digestion

Digestate

Sludge or biodegradable waste having been processed by Anaerobic Digestion

Activated Sludge

Common biological treatment process for wastewater

Biowaste

Organic waste materials that are not sewage sludge. Usually referring to food waste from households, restaurants, grocery stores, etc.

Food waste

Food discarded or lost uneaten. The causes of food waste or loss are numerous, and occur at the stages of production, processing, retailing and consumption.