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Biosolids Heat Drying: Safety in Design and Owner Operation

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Abstract:

Interest continues to grow in heat drying as a means of processing biosolids into an aesthetically pleasing product form with multiple use opportunities, while also achieving a significant reduction in both volume and weight of biosolids for off-site hauling. As the number of heat drying installations increase, so too do reports of safety incidents—an indication that Owners and facility designers must give greater attention to safety in both the design and operation of new facilities. This paper reviews hazards associated with drying and presents means of reducing the risks of safety incidents in design and operation of drying systems.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864706783763057

Publication date: 2006-01-01

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