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Biosludge Incineration - A Program for Energy Conservation
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Waste biosludge generated in Shell's Deer Park Manufacturing Complex aqueous effluent treatment facilities is disposed of by on-site incineration. In 1981, an energy conservation program resulted in a 48 percent reduction in natural gas consumption equalling 440 MSCF per day. The most significant reduction in natural gas consumption was realized by modifying the incinerator operating procedures. Further reductions were obtained by minor process control revisions and equipment modifications. It was also found that additional natural gas could be conserved by blocked out incinerator runs in which the incinerator was shut down and biosludge accumulated until inventories permitted operation of the incinerator nearer to design rate. This paper describes the operational and process control revisions that were made and the relative impact of these changes on natural gas consumption. Blocked out operation of the incinerator is also discussed.
Compernolle, R. V. (1982). Biosludge Incineration - A Program for Energy Conservation. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from