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Sludge: from problem to product

PhD project The project focus on sewage sludge valorization.

Carla Perez is doctoral student within Umeå University Industrial Doctoral School.

Head of project

Carla Perez
Doctoral student

Project overview

Project period

2018-10-01 2023-05-23


Umeå University 50 %  and VAKIN 50 %

Research subject

Chemical sciences, Environmental sciences

Project description

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.