17 Feb Optimum energy integration of thermal hydrolysis through pinch analysis

  ABSTRACT Anaerobic digestion, a well-established technology to generate biogas from sewage sludge, is constrained by the hydrolysis (or solubilization) stage. Several pretreatments attempt to overcome this limitation, with thermal hydrolysis emerging as the technology of choice due to its techno-economic advantages. The objective of this work is to optimize...

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08 Oct Pinch Analysis in TH4+ design

Based on solid thermodynamic principles and supported by intuitive graphical representations, Pinch Analysis is the tool of choice in process engineering to optimize energy integration of new and existing designs. Our TH4+ thermal hydrolysis process has been designed from first principles following Pinch techniques. This maximizes...

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