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Sludge: from problem to product

PhD project within the industrial Doctoral School at Umeå University.

Carla Perez’ project focus on sewage sludge valorisation.

Head of project

Carla Perez
Doctoral student
E-mail
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Project overview

Project period:

2018-10-01 2023-05-23

Funding

Umeå University 50 %  and VAKIN 50 %

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology

Research subject

Chemical sciences, Environmental sciences

Project description

My research focus on characterization of different sludges regarding organic and inorganic components within seasonal variation and investigation of how hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) can upgrade its composition in regards of the possible applications where the end product of HTC can be used for.

An investigation of the potential for sludge combustion and HTC treated sludge will also be included where the principal aim is the recycling of phosphorus or other elements from the HTC treated sludge as well as ashes from combustion of sludge.