SESSION C04 / 22 November 2022 / 11:45 - 13:00
Workshop: Pyrolysis of industrial sewage sludges: opportunities and issues
Chair / Presidente: Alberto Pivato, Maria Cristina Lavagnolo (IT)
Currently, the industrial sector is responsible for the production of large quantities of sewage sludges, the majority of which still undergoes a dehydration process and further landfill disposal. In this context, research and industries should work together towards the implementation of new management practices able to achieve a higher degree of economic and environmental sustainability. Among them, thermal treatments, and pyrolysis processes in particular, could play a key role in future management strategies.
For this specific application, technological aspects (e.g., energy efficiency) of pyrolysis will be introduced and discussed together with the achievable improved circularity of materials, different management strategies for solid residues (i.e., biochar) and related carbon neutrality policies.
The workshop will be introduced by a set of short speeches (about 5-10 minutes each) given by the following speakers:
Given the background, the main task of the workshop will be to perform, together with the attendants, a preliminary SWOT analysis of the possible full scale application of pyrolysis for the management and treatment of the sewage sludge.