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Effect of calcium magnesium acetate on the forming property and fractal dimension of sludge pore structure during combustion

Author:
Zhang, Lihui, Duan, Feng, Huang, Yaji, Chyang, Chiensong
Source:
Bioresource technology 2015 v.197 pp. 235-243
ISSN:
0960-8524
Subject:
absorption, acetates, calcium, combustion, desulfurization, fractal dimensions, sewage sludge, surface area, surface roughness
Abstract:
The changes in pore structure characteristics of sewage sludge particles under effect of calcium magnesium acetate (CMA) during combustion were investigated, the samples were characterized by N2 isothermal absorption method, and the data were used to analyze the fractal properties of the obtained samples. Results show that reaction time and the mole ratio of calcium to sulfur (Ca/S ratio) have notable impact on the pore structure and morphology of solid sample. The Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) specific surface area (SBET) of sample increases with Ca/S ratio, while significant decreases with reaction time. The fractal dimension D has the similar trend with that of SBET, indicating that the surface roughness of sludge increases under the effect of CMA adding, resulting in improved the sludge combustion and the desulfurization process.
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5366665