Discuss the sources of sludge and other solids from conventional wastewater treatment systems.
· Discuss the available technologies for dewatering sludge. Be sure and describe the benefits and limitations of belt filter presses compared to recessed plate filter presses.
· Discuss the physical and chemical characteristics of sludge and other solids produced during wastewater treatment operations. Be sure and provide additional focus on digested primary sludge and anticipated heavy metal content in sludge.
· Discuss the reason for creating cake in the system. Be sure and discuss the concepts of sludge conditioning as a means of total solids removal from the waste stream.
ALL ANSWERS should be at least 200 words in length.
You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.