Valorisation of composted organic fines and sewage sludge using pyrolysis
tcbb RESOURCE is a partner in the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-funded OF-PYR project
tcbb RESOURCE is the project manager for OF-PYR
The OF-PYR project will investigate an emerging thermal technology (pyrolysis) -suitable for distributed treatment of waste -with regard to its suitability for deployment in Ireland, for treating two abundant and problematic organic waste materials with subsequent energy recovery through combustion of the syngas or char generated from pyrolysis
Residual mineral fractions will be retained for analysis to evaluate their inertness and suitability for reuse or landfill
An analysis of the potential environmental impacts from the proposed solution compared to the conventional treatments and of its economic feasibility will be undertaken including issues around regulatory compliance and planning
The OF-PYR objectives are:
The OF-PYR project consortium team includes:
Our report from the OF-PYR project, for Ireland's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been published in its Report No. 340.
In Ireland, organic “fines” residue, derived from the separation of municipal solid waste and sewage sludge from municipal wastewater treatment plants, are currently processed for disposal as wastes. The Valorisation of Composted Organic Fines and Sewage Sludge Using Pyrolysis project (OF-PYR) investigated the potential of slow pyrolysis as a technology for their treatment as an alternative to other disposal options.
EPA Research Report No. 340 is available to download, from this external link, on the EPA's web-site:
OF-PYR Report - EPA Research Report No. 340 https://www.epa.ie/researchandeducation/research/researchpublications/researchreports/research340.html