3. International VDI Conference - Sewage Sludge Treatment
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- Get to know Best-Practice examples of renowned industry companies, such as Huber, Suez, Küttner Martin or Remondis Aqua.
- Listen to presentations on experiences with various sewage sludge treatment methods
- Learn more about news in the recovery of phosphorus and other resources from sludge
- Benefit from the experience of the conference chair Prof. Dr. Peter Quicker.
The conference "Sewage Sludge Treatment" provides you with an overview of the current methods as well as future strategies and markets. Learn about innovative methods of sewage sludge treatment as well as the recovery of phosphorus and other resources. The conference also addresses the role of sewage sludge treatment in a Circular Economy.
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Sewage Sludge Incineration: The Küttner Martin Solution
Author: Edmund Fleck, KÜTTNER MARTIN Technology
Sewage sludge - recycling instead of expensive disposal
In light of increasing disposal and transport costs as well as the demand for resource preservation, the treatment of sewage sludge is becoming increasingly important. Next to thermal and agricultural sewage sludge treatment, innovative methods for the recovery of phosphorus are becoming major topics. This development is driven by political decisions which include a foreseeable prohibition of sewage sludge application on EU fields and the classification of phosphorus as limited raw material by the European Commission.
The international conference "Sewage Sludge Treatment" therefore focuses on the following topics:
- Thermal treatment of sewage sludge
- Phosphorus recovery with sewage sludge treatment
- Political developments and the current EU legislation
- Methods for the (energetic) recovery of sewage sludge
- Developments of the international markets
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Chairs‘ Welcome and opening address
Prof. Peter Quicker, Chairholder, RWTH Aachen - Unit of Technologies of Fuels; Dr.-Ing. Ragnar Warnecke, Managing Director, GKS - Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Schweinfurt GmbH, both: Germany
I. Legislation, Policy and Legal Implications for international Projects
EU Legislation on Energy and Materials from Waste
Dr. Ella Stengler, Managing Director, CEWEP, Belgium
Implementing EU Waste Rules and Recycling Goals
Mark Döing, General Manager, ecoprog GmbH, Germany
Pursuing Energy from Waste Projects: Structures and recent Developments in the Middle Eastern and North African Region
Dr. Tobias Faber, Lawyer/Partner, Hogan Lovell, Germany
Networking & Coffee Break
II. Perspectives on Emerging and Established Markets
Emerging Countries and Markets for Waste-to-Energy
Amedeo Vaccani, Managing Director, A.Vaccani&Partner, Switzerland
The Role of Product Regulations and Standards in the Circular Economy
Emiel de Bruijne, Consultant, co-author: Ferdinand Zotz, both: Resource and Waste Management Department, Ramboll, Germany
What‘s happening on both Sides of the Channel for Waste-to-Energy?
Christophe Cord‘homme, Business & Products Development Director, CNIM Group, France
III. Status Quo of Sewage Sludge Treatment
Treatment of Sewage Sludge – Introduction and Overview
Prof. Peter Quicker, Chairholder, RWTH Aachen - Unit of Technologies of Fuels, Germany
Incineration Technologies for Sewage Sludge
Dipl.-Phys. Edmund Fleck, Managing Director, KÜTTNER MARTIN Technology GmbH, Germany
Alternative Techniques for thermal Treatment of Sewage Sludge from medium sized Sewage Treatment Plants
Markus Gleis, Scientific Staff, German Environment Agency, Germany
Excursion to INDAVER and SLECO:Waste-to-Energy Plant ECLUSE
The visit is included in the registration fee. Due to organizational reasons we kindly ask our participants to register for the tour in advance. Please see the registration form on the last page. Limited Places!
At the end of the first conference day we kindly invite you to use the relaxed and informal atmosphere for in-depth conversations with other participants and speakers.
IV. Sludge Incineration and Plant Concepts
P-Recovery from Sludge
M.Sc. Renske Verhulst, Nutrient Platform, Netherlands and Dr. Daniel Frank, Managing Director, Deutsche Phosphor-Plattform e.V., Germany
Low Temperature Belt Drying: An efficient, safe and environmentallyfriendly Solution when well done!
Lynne Bouchy, International Business Development, Suez, Spain
Electro-Dewatering (EDW) of Sludge: A technological Solution to turn a Problem into an Opportunity
MScEng, Simone Visigalli, Research Fellow, co-authors: PhD Andrea Turolla, Post-Doc Fellow Researcher; Prof. Roberto Canziani, Professor, all: Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Networking & Coffee Break
Integrated Concepts for thermal Sludge Recycling with Option for phosphorus Recovery
Harald Plank, Managing Director, sludge2energy GmbH - Team leader Sludge Drying of HUBER SE, co-author: Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Sonja Wiesgickl, Sales Engineer, sludge2energy GmbH, both: Germany
On Site Thermal Treatment of Sludge using Gasification as Core Technology
Gabriel Kainuma, CEO, Research and Development, Lodologic, Brasil
V. Recovery of Phosphorus and other Resources from Sludge
Ammonia Recovery from Wastewater and Digestate as Nitrogen Fertilizer
Wilbert Menkveld, Manager Research, Development & Technology, Nijhuis Water Technology B.V., The Netherlands
Proven full scale Struvite Technology for Phosphate Recovery
Dr. Tim Hendrickx, Process Specialist and Product Manager, and Emil Sandstra, Sales Manager Benelux, both: Paques bv, The Netherlands
Sewage Sludge Utilization with the TetraPhos® Process
Ralf Czarnecki, CEO, REMONDIS Aqua Stoffstrom GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Networking & Coffee Break
Phosphorus Recovery Actions in Copenhagen
Dines Thornberg, Development Manager, BIOFOS A/S, Denmark
Sewage Sludge - An alternative Source for Phosphorus and Fuels for the Cement Industry
Dr. Erwin Schmidl, Consultant, co-author: Dr. Hubert Baier, GM, WhiteLabel-TandemProjects e.U., Germany
Conference chair‘s closing remarks
End of conference
Who should participate?
The event addresses:
- International experts
- Research analysts
- Business development managers
- Plant engineers and operators in the sewage sludge sector
Supporting program of the "Sewage Sludge Treatment" conference
All participants of the conference are cordially invited to the joint evening event on the first day of the conference. Use the opportunity to maintain and expand your professional network. In addition, you can participate in the technical visit of a sewage treatment plant in the afternoon of the first day of the event. The international conference "Energy and Materials from Waste" is held parallel. As a participant of the conference "Sewage Sludge Treatment", you can visit presentations of both conferences.
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