Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) of sewage sludge and optimization of mixed biomass feedstocks towards HTL product valorization potential

01 March 2015 → 30 September 2018
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Condensed matter physics and nanophysics
  • Engineering and technology
    • Automotive engineering
Hydrothermal Liquefaction fuels Nutrient recovery Sewage Sludge Agricultural residues energy
Project description

Hydrothermal liquefaction, a high temperature and high pressure conversion process in an aqueous environment, is used to treat mixed sewage sludge and agricultural residue containing feedstocks into biocrude as a fuel replacement or for chemical compound recovery. Nutrient recovery from the aqueous phase is considered and the valorization potential of the solid residue from conversion is studied as well.