Presented at the 53rd Annual Water Pollution Control Federation Conference: Las Vegas, NV, October 2, 1980. © 1980 by the authors.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Samuel Vigil was affiliated with the University of California - Davis. Currently, September 2008, he is professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo.
The disposal of sewage sludge in an economic and environmentally acceptable manner is a problem common to all communities that have municipal wastewater treatment facilities. Similarly, all communities are faced with the disposal of increasing quantities of solid waste. The co-disposal of sludge and solid waste in a common facility is a potential solution to both of these problems. The results of an experimental program to verify the feasibility of the gasification process for the co-disposal of densified sludge and source separated solid waste are presented in this paper.
Civil and Environmental Engineering