Study of HTL on sewage sludge

Currently, Ho Chi Minh megacity generates more than 365,000 tons of sewage sludge annually, with 10% placed in landfills, 60% used as fertiliser in agricultural land and the rest discharged directly into the environment without treatment.

This issue has accelerated the HCM government to discover different disposal options for municipal sludge. Hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) is a potential solution for converting sewage sludge directly into crude oil with the presence of water as the reaction medium.

The proposed project is therefore aimed at investigating the influence of wastewater feedstock mixing from sewage sludge and food waste on the physio-chemical characteristics and bulk properties of HTL bio-crude oil. The project outcomes are expected to be successful generation of crude oil and evaluation on bio-oil yield and quality from co-conversion of different biomass types. 

Future energy and resources


Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Nam Anh Cao
The Nhut Nguyen

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