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See detailAnalysis of shrinkage effect on mass transfer during the convective drying of sawdust/sludge mixtures
Li, Jie; Bennamoun, Lyes; Fraikin, Laurent ULg et al

in Drying Technology (in press)

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See detailModeling of Wastewater Sludge Drying with Determination of Diffusivity Moisture
Bennamoun, Lyes ULg; Fraikin, Laurent ULg; Salmon, Thierry ULg et al

in Journal of Residuals Science and Technology [=JRST] (2013), 10(4), 165

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See detailConvective Drying of Mixtures of Sewage Sludge and Sawdust in a Fixed Bed
Li, Jie ULg; Fraikin, Laurent ULg; Salmon, Thierry ULg et al

Conference (2013, October 04)

This work is part of a project aiming at developing a renewable fuel for gasification purposes, through the convective drying of sludge/wood mixtures. The first step consists in characterizing the drying ... [more ▼]

This work is part of a project aiming at developing a renewable fuel for gasification purposes, through the convective drying of sludge/wood mixtures. The first step consists in characterizing the drying behaviour of sludge/sawdust mixtures, in a convective fixed bed dryer. In particular, the influence of the mixing step (no mixing against 30 s at 40 rpm) and the sawdust/sludge ratio (1/9, 2/8, 3/7 and 4/6 on a dry basis) have been investigated, as well as the drying temperature (50 °C, 80 °C and 110 °C). As showed in a previous work, the addition of dry matter into sludge has an impact on the initial 3D structure of the bed of extrudates to be dried. Moreover, it is well known that the volume shrinkage occurring during sludge drying will affect the drying velocity. In this study, X-ray tomography, a non-invasive imaging technique, is used to assess changes in volume, porosity and exchange surface between the beginning and the end of the drying process. Results first confirm the importance of the mixing step on the drying behaviour: the drying rate of the mixed sludge is slower than the one of original sludge. Nevertheless the addition of sawdust is shown to have a positive impact on the drying process from mass ratio of 2/8, with observed drying rates higher than for the original sludge. During the whole drying process, the volume and exchange surface of the sample increase and the porosity decreases as the mass ratio increases. These results indicate that the air and the sample contact more fully with more sawdust addition, resulting from bed expansion and exchange surface increase. Hence, the heat and mass transfer efficiency between the air and the material increases and consequently the drying rate. Further work will be done in order to assess the impact of the drying temperature and to characterize the behaviour of these samples during pyrolysis using thermo gravimetric analysis. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of sludge storage duration on its dewatering and drying ability
Pambou, Yvon-Bert; Salmon, Thierry ULg; Fraikin, Laurent ULg et al

Poster (2013, October)

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See detailDetermination of Moisture Diffusivity During Drying of Mortar Cement: Experimental and Modeling Study
Bennamoun, Lyes ULg; Kahlerras, Loubna ULg; Michel, Frédéric ULg et al

in International Journal of Energy Engineering (2013), 3(1), 1-6

The aim of this study is the experimental characterization of the behaviour of a mortar during convective drying. We focalise on mortar that has a rate water-cement of 0.5. The drying tests are developed ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study is the experimental characterization of the behaviour of a mortar during convective drying. We focalise on mortar that has a rate water-cement of 0.5. The drying tests are developed in a micro-convective dryer that can use samples weighing from 0 to 8g. The advantage of these experiments is to reproduce the natural conditions that can be found during the treatment of the mortar-atmosphere problems. The response of the drying curve or the drying kinetic depends on the applied drying conditions. So, the temperature of the air varies from 60°C to 130°C, the velocity of the air is changed from 2 m.s-1 to 5 m. s-1and the relative humidity is kept less than 1.7%. The comparison between the experimental results and the proposed analytical solutions of the equation of diffusion represented by Fick’s law, applied for a finite shape, allows determination of the values of the diffusion coefficient. It has a value of 1.71×10-10 m2.s-1 at 60°C, 13.69×10-10 m2.s-1 at 90°C and 16.27×10-10 m2.s-1 at 130°C. Calculation of the activation energy and the D0 constant are also possible. [less ▲]

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See detailSol-gel preparation and characterisation of SnO2 powders employed as catalyst for phenol photodegradation
Benhebal, Hadj; Chaib, Messaoud; Léonard, Angélique ULg et al

in Scientia Iranica (2013), 20(6), 1891-1898

Crystallized pure SnO2 powders were prepared by the sol-gel process and were used as photocatalyst for the degradation of phenol under UV light at pH 6.5 and a temperature of 20°C. The physical properties ... [more ▼]

Crystallized pure SnO2 powders were prepared by the sol-gel process and were used as photocatalyst for the degradation of phenol under UV light at pH 6.5 and a temperature of 20°C. The physical properties of photocatalyst were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Scanning Electron Microscopy, nitrogen adsorption-desorption and Ultraviolet-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. The influences of different operating variables such as the pH, the photocatalyst loading, the initial concentration of phenol, were studied to improve the efficiency of phenol degradation. [less ▲]

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See detailPhotocatalytic degradation of phenol and benzoic acid using zinc oxide powders prepared by the sol-gel process
Benhebal, Hadj; Chaib, Messaoud; Salmon, Thierry ULg et al

in Alexandria Engineering Journal (2013), 52(3), 517-523

Photocatalytic degradation of phenol and benzoic acid in aqueous solution was studied using zinc oxide (ZnO) powder synthesized by sol–gel process. Synthesized catalyst was characterized by X-ray ... [more ▼]

Photocatalytic degradation of phenol and benzoic acid in aqueous solution was studied using zinc oxide (ZnO) powder synthesized by sol–gel process. Synthesized catalyst was characterized by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The Brunauer–Emmett–Teller surface area, pHpzc, and the band gap of the catalyst samples were also measured. The influence of various key parameters such as amount of photocatalyst, initial solution pH, and the initial concentration of phenol and benzoic acid was investigated. [less ▲]

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See detailPhotocatalytic degradation of phenol and benzoic acid using zinc oxide powders prepared by the sol-gel process
Benhebal, Hadj; Chaib, Messaoud; Salmon, Thierry ULg et al

in Alexandria Engineering Journal (2013), 52(3), 517-523

Photocatalytic degradation of phenol and benzoic acid in aqueous solution was studied using zinc oxide (ZnO) powder synthesized by sol–gel process. Synthesized catalyst was characterized by X-ray ... [more ▼]

Photocatalytic degradation of phenol and benzoic acid in aqueous solution was studied using zinc oxide (ZnO) powder synthesized by sol–gel process. Synthesized catalyst was characterized by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The Brunauer–Emmett–Teller surface area, pHpzc, and the band gap of the catalyst samples were also measured. The influence of various key parameters such as amount of photocatalyst, initial solution pH, and the initial concentration of phenol and benzoic acid was investigated. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of sludge storage on dewatering and convective drying
Pambou, Yvon-Bert ULg; Salmon, Thierry ULg; Fraikin, Laurent ULg et al

Scientific conference (2012, November 10)

Annual production of sewage sludge in Europe is estimated at more than ten million tons of dry matter. Use in agriculture and incineration are the main ways of valorization. In this context, sludge drying ... [more ▼]

Annual production of sewage sludge in Europe is estimated at more than ten million tons of dry matter. Use in agriculture and incineration are the main ways of valorization. In this context, sludge drying appears as an essential step after mechanical dewatering. It reduces the costs of storage and transport, allows the stabilization and the hygienization of sludge while increasing its calorific value. However, this process is highly energy consuming and still needs to be optimized as it constitutes an important economic and environmental issue. This implies the improvement of knowledge about sludge drying, including the impact of the mechanical dewatering step. Before studying experimentally the influence of polymers type and dosage use for dewatering on the rheological properties and the drying process, it is necessary to assess the stability of the sludge during of the storage. Because sludge is a living material that can rapidly change, we use the method of experimental design in order to get maximum information with minimal testing, regarding sludge stability during storage. [less ▲]

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See detailMODELING WASTEWATER SLUDGE DRYING WITH DETERMINATION OF DIFFUSIVITY MOISTURE
Bennamoun, Lyes ULg; Fraikin, Laurent ULg; Salmon, Thierry ULg et al

Scientific conference (2012, September 06)

Convective drying of two different types of wastewater sludges is investigated. Experiments are realised in a micro-dryer, for air temperatures of 80 °C, 140 °C and 200 °C, the velocity and humidity ... [more ▼]

Convective drying of two different types of wastewater sludges is investigated. Experiments are realised in a micro-dryer, for air temperatures of 80 °C, 140 °C and 200 °C, the velocity and humidity remaining the same. The product drying kinetics presents, for all studied cases, three main phases, which are: adaptation phase, constant drying rate phase and falling drying rate. A comparison between two mathematical approaches allows determination of the diffusion coefficient. The value of this coefficient depends on the origin of the wastewater sludge and the operating temperatures. Physical changes such as shrinkage are introduced into the mathematical model. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence du stockage des boues de STEP sur les émissions de NH3 et de COV durant leur séchage
Fraikin, Laurent ULg; Salmon, Thierry ULg; Herbreteau, Benjamin et al

Poster (2011, November 29)

Le séchage constitue une étape importante en aval de la déshydratation mécanique en vue de la valorisation agricole ou énergétique des boues de station d’épuration. La teneur en eau peut être réduite à ... [more ▼]

Le séchage constitue une étape importante en aval de la déshydratation mécanique en vue de la valorisation agricole ou énergétique des boues de station d’épuration. La teneur en eau peut être réduite à moins de 5%, diminuant ainsi la masse et le volume des boues et, par conséquent, le coût pour le stockage, la manutention et le transport. L'élimination de l'eau augmente considérablement le pouvoir calorifique inférieur, transformant les boues en un combustible convenable. En outre, les boues séchées peuvent être stabilisées et exemptes d'agents pathogènes en fonction de la température et de la durée de traitement. Les technologies convectives sont largement utilisées pour le séchage des boues. Le principal avantage est la simplicité de la technologie et l’inconvénient majeur résulte de la grande quantité d'air à épurer et désodoriser. Le but des travaux menés par l'Université de Liège et VEOLIA Environnement est d'effectuer une caractérisation en laboratoire des émissions gazeuses en fonction des conditions de séchage. Pour ce faire, il est primordial de garantir une qualité constante de l'échantillon initial tout au long des mesures. En effet, même si elles sont conservées à basse température, les boues peuvent être le siège de dégradations biologiques et les propriétés de séchage peuvent être modifiées. Ainsi, la première partie de ce travail est consacrée à l’étude de l'influence de la durée de stockage des boues à 4°C sur les émissions gazeuses produites au cours de leur séchage convectif. Deux types de boues, l’une ayant subi une digestion et l’autre pas, sont étudiés. L’échantillonnage est effectué après la déshydratation mécanique dans deux stations de traitement des eaux usées situées à proximité de l'Université de Liège. Les échantillons sont stockés dans le laboratoire à 4°C dans un récipient hermétique. Pour effectuer les essais, 300 g de boue sont déposés dans le sécheur sous la forme d’un lit d'extrudés de 6 mm de diamètre. La masse de boue, la concentration en ammoniac et la concentration en composés organiques volatils sont mesurées en ligne respectivement par une balance, un analyseur infrarouge et un détecteur à ionisation de flamme. Des thermocouples permettent le suivi de la température en amont, au sein et en aval du lit de boue. Des essais de séchage sont effectués au jour 0 (= jour du prélèvement), et après 1, 2, 4, 10, 17 et 20 jours sous les conditions suivantes : température de l'air = 140°C; vitesse superficielle de l'air = 1 m/s; humidité absolue = 0,005 kgeau/kgair sec. La seconde partie du travail a été réalisée sur un échantillon de boue non digérée conservé à 12°C pour simuler des conditions réelles de stockage. Les essais de séchage ont été menés le jour de prélèvement et après 4, 10 et 20 jours, avec des conditions opératoires similaires. L’étude réalisée avec un stockage à 4°C montre que les émissions gazeuses sont maximales le jour du prélèvement, diminuent fortement durant les deux premiers jours de stockage pour atteindre un niveau constant durant deux semaines avant d’augmenter. Lors du stockage à 12°C, les émissions d’ammoniac et de COV sont multipliées respectivement par un facteur 40 et 4 entre le jour 0 et le jour 20. Ces résultats mettent en évidence l’impact des conditions et de la durée de stockage sur les émissions lors du séchage des boues et montrent l’importance de sécher les boues le plus rapidement possible pour limiter les nuisances. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of Storage Duration on the Gaseous Emissions during Convective Drying of Urban Residual Sludges
Fraikin, Laurent ULg; Salmon, Thierry ULg; Herbreteau, B. et al

in Chemical Engineering and Technology (2011), 34(7), 1172--1176

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See detailImpact of storage duration on the emissions of ammonia and VOC during the convective drying of urban residual sludges
Fraikin, Laurent ULg; Herbreteau, Benjamin; Chaucherie, Xavier et al

in Tsotsas, E.; Metzger, T.; Peglow, M. (Eds.) Proceedings of IDS 2010 - Drying 2010 (2010, October)

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See detailImpact of liming operating conditions on the convective drying kinetics of urban residual sludges
Royer, Sandrine; Blandin, Gaëtan; Salmon, Thierry ULg et al

Conference (2010, September)

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See detailInfluence of medium composition on oxygen transfer rate in animal cell culture
Toye, Dominique ULg; Galifi, A.; Salmon, Thierry ULg et al

in Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (2010), 88(4), 671-676

Experiments were conducted in a 0.25m diameter bubble column to investigate the effect of medium composition on oxygen transfer rate. Aqueous solutions, the composition of which mimics a mammalian cell ... [more ▼]

Experiments were conducted in a 0.25m diameter bubble column to investigate the effect of medium composition on oxygen transfer rate. Aqueous solutions, the composition of which mimics a mammalian cell culture medium, are used. The effect on oxygen transfer rate of additives used to protect cells against local hydrodynamic stresses induced by bubble coalescence and bursting is addressed, in the range of operating conditions (aeration rates) met in animal cell cultures. The mass transfer coefficient, the liquid viscosity and surface tension, and the bubble size distribution are measured as a function of liquid composition and of gas superficial velocity, allowing to decouple the effects of the different additive on kL and on a. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of liming on the convective drying of urban residual sludges
Huron, Yoland; Salmon, Thierry ULg; Blandin, Gaëtan et al

in Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering (2010), 5

Sludge liming is largely used in the wastewater industry. This operation, at first realized to stabilize sludge, has also proved to enhance dewatering and to improve the resulting cakes texture ... [more ▼]

Sludge liming is largely used in the wastewater industry. This operation, at first realized to stabilize sludge, has also proved to enhance dewatering and to improve the resulting cakes texture. Nevertheless, almost nothing is known about the impact of lime addition on sludge drying behavior. As drying can be considered as a necessary step after mechanical dewatering, it is crucial to evaluate the influence of the sludge pre-treatments on their drying kinetics. This study shows that both pre- and post-liming exert a positive effect on sludge convective drying behavior. The negative impact of sludge destructuring by pumping is also established. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence des propriétés physico-chimiques du milieu de culture sur le transfert de l'oxygène dans un bioréacteur
Galifi, A.; Salmon, Thierry ULg; Crine, Michel ULg et al

in Récents Progrès en Génie des procédés -N°98 - A la croisée des sciences et des cultures, pour relever les défis industriels du XXIème siècle. Actes du 12ème Congrès de la Société française de Génie des procédés, 14-16 octobre 2009, Marseille, France. (2009)

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See detailInfluence of medium composition on oxygen transfer rate in animal cell culture
Toye, Dominique ULg; Galifi, Alain; Salmon, Thierry ULg et al

in Proceedings of 8th World Congress on Chemical Engineering (2009)

Experiments were conducted in a 0.25 m diameter bubble column to investigate the effect of animal cell culture medium composition on oxygen transfer rate. Air is used as the dispersed phase. The gas ... [more ▼]

Experiments were conducted in a 0.25 m diameter bubble column to investigate the effect of animal cell culture medium composition on oxygen transfer rate. Air is used as the dispersed phase. The gas superficial velocity is varied between 0.4 and 2 cm/s (aeration rate ranging between 0.05 and 0.25 vvm) and the bubble column is thus operated in the homogenous regime. Aqueous solutions the composition (electrolyte, protein concentrations) of which mimics a mammalian cell culture medium) are used as the continuous phase. In particular, the effect on oxygen transfer rate of additive such as PVP, Pluronic F-68 which are usually used to protect cells against local hydrodynamic stresses induced by bubble coalescence and bursting is addressed. For each composition, the mass transfer coefficient is measured by the "gas in – gas out" method using a fast response dissolved oxygen probe. Its increase with gas velocity is measured. The liquid viscosity and surface tension are experimentally determined as a function of culture medium composition. Bubble size distribution is measured at different scales using three experimental techniques: gas disengagement technique, two dual optical probes and photography, which lead to results in good qualitative agreement one with each other. The integrated analysis of these data allows to decouple the effects of the different additive on coefficient kL and on the interfacial area, a. [less ▲]

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