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Rheological characterisation of municipal sludge: A review

Abstract : Sustainable sludge management is becoming a major issue for wastewater treatment plants due to increasing urban populations and tightening environmental regulations for conventional sludge disposal methods. To address this problem, a good understanding of sludge behaviour is vital to improve and optimize the current state of wastewater treatment operations. This paper provides a review of the recent experimental works in order for researchers to be able to develop a reliable characterization technique for measuring the important properties of sludge such as viscosity, yield stress, thixotropy, and viscoelasticity and to better understand the impact of solids concentrations, temperature, and water content on these properties. In this context, choosing the appropriate rheological model and rheometer is also important.
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N. Eshtiaghi, F. Markis, S.D. Yap, J.C. Baudez, P. Slatter. Rheological characterisation of municipal sludge: A review. Water Research, IWA Publishing, 2013, 47, pp.5493-5510. ⟨10.1016/j.watres.2013.07.001⟩. ⟨hal-02599765⟩

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