Preferences help
enabled [disable] Abstract
Number of results
2018 | 110 | 227-235
Article title

Determination of metal content in sewage sludge and sewage sludge ash to find opportunities to use them in the construction industry

Title variants
Languages of publication
Sewage sludge management is becoming an increasing problem in developed and developing countries. Due to their physicochemical properties (mainly high content of heavy metals) a safe method of utilization is sought. Considering environmental protection, energy recycling, reduction in use of the raw materials and the possibility of immobilization hazardous substances, the use of ashes in building materials becomes a very good way of utilization. Both unprocessed sewage sludge and ashes after their thermal utilization can be used in the construction industry. Before using sediments and ashes, it is necessary to analyze the content of heavy metals, because they can have a negative effect, for example, on cement-stabilized products. The purpose of this work was to determine selected metals (Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn, Cr, Mg, Mn, Fe) in the primary, dehydrated, digested, excess sludge and ash after his incineration to check and compare heavy metal content. The obtained data can be used to optimize the production process of cement products that contain sewage sludge at differ form, and confirm the environmental safety of proposed approaches.
Physical description
  • Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland
  • Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland
  • [1] C. J. Lynn, R. K. Dhir, G. S. Ghataora, and R. P. West, Sewage sludge ash characteristics and potential for use in concrete, Constr. Build. Mater. 98, p. 767, 2015.
  • [2] M. Kacprzak et al., Sewage sludge disposal strategies for sustainable development, Environ. Res. 156, August 2016, p. 39, 2017.
  • [3] O. Krüger and C. Adam, Recovery potential of German sewage sludge ash, Waste Manag. 45, p. 400, 2014.
  • [4] G. Yang, G. Zhang, and H. Wang, Current state of sludge production, management, treatment and disposal in China, Water Res. 78, p. 60, 2015.
  • [5] A. Christodoulou and K. Stamatelatou, Overview of legislation on sewage sludge management in developed countries worldwide, Water Sci. Technol. 73, 3, p. 453, 2016.
  • [6] X. Yu et al., Occurrence and estrogenic potency of eight bisphenol analogs in sewage sludge from the U.S. EPA targeted national sewage sludge survey, J. Hazard. Mater. 299, p. 733, 2015.
  • [7] P. Drechsel, M. Qadir, and D. Wichelns, Wastewater: economic asset in an urbanizing world. Springer, 2015.
  • [8] M. Wzorek and M. Tańczuk, Production of biosolid fuels from municipal sewage sludge: Technical and economic optimisation, Waste Manag. Res. 33, 8, p. 704, 2015.
  • [9] S. Naamane, Z. Rais, and M. Taleb, The effectiveness of the incineration of sewage sludge on the evolution of physicochemical and mechanical properties of Portland cement, Constr. Build. Mater. 112, p. 783, 2016.
  • [10] Z. Chen and C. S. Poon, Comparative studies on the effects of sewage sludge ash and fly ash on cement hydration and properties of cement mortars, Constr. Build. Mater. 154, p. 791, 2017.
  • [11] F. Baeza-Brotons, P. Garcés, J. Payá, and J. M. Saval, Portland cement systems with addition of sewage sludge ash. application in concretes for the manufacture of blocks, J. Clean. Prod. 82, p. 112, 2014.
  • [12] B. Q. Tempest and M. A. Pando, Characterization and Demonstration of Reuse Applications of Sewage Sludge Ash, Int. J. Geomate, p. 552, 2013.
  • [13] M. M. Rahman, M. M. R. Khan, M. T. Uddin, and M. A. Islam, Textile Effluent Treatment Plant Sludge: Characterization and Utilization in Building Materials, Arab. J. Sci. Eng. 42, 4, p. 1435, 2017.
  • [14] M. Yamuna Rani, D. Bhagawan, V. Himabindu, V. Venkateswara Reddy, and P. Saritha, Preparation and characterization of green bricks using pharmaceutical industrial wastes, Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 23, 10, p. 9323, 2016.
  • [15] Y. M. Zhang, L. T. Jia, H. Mei, Q. Cui, P. G. Zhang, and Z. M. Sun, Fabrication, microstructure and properties of bricks fired from lake sediment, cinder and sewage sludge, Constr. Build. Mater. 121, p. 154, 2016.
  • [16] Z. Suchorab, D. Barnat-Hunek, M. Franus, and G. Łagód, Mechanical and physical properties of hydrophobized lightweight aggregate concrete with sewage sludge, Materials (Basel). 9, 5, p. 317, 2016.
  • [17] G. Xu, M. Liu, and G. Li, Stabilization of heavy metals in lightweight aggregate made from sewage sludge and river sediment, J. Hazard. Mater. 260, p. 74, 2013.
  • [18] B. M. Cieślik, J. Namieśnik, and P. Konieczka, Review of sewage sludge management: Standards, regulations and analytical methods, J. Clean. Prod. 90, p. 1, 2015.
  • [19] S. Donatello and C. R. Cheeseman, Recycling and recovery routes for incinerated sewage sludge ash (ISSA): A review, Waste Manag. 33, 11, p. 2328, 2013.
  • [20] D. Marani, C. M. Braguglia, G. Mininni, and F. Maccioni, Behaviour of Cd, Cr, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Zn in sewage sludge incineration by fluidised bed furnace. Waste Manag. 23, 2, p. 117, 2003.
  • [21] J. Ščančar, R. Milačič, M. Stražar, and O. Burica, Total metal concentrations and partitioning of Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ni and Zn in sewage sludge, Sci. Total Environ. 250, 1, p. 9, 2000.
  • [22] A. Mulchandani and P. Westerhoff, Recovery opportunities for metals and energy from sewage sludges, Bioresour. Technol. 215, p. 215, 2016.
  • [23] M. Cyr, M. Coutand, and P. Clastres, Technological and environmental behavior of sewage sludge ash (SSA) in cement-based materials, Cem. Concr. Res. 37, 8, p. 1278, 2007.
  • [24] C. R. Cheeseman and G. S. Virdi, Properties and microstructure of lightweight aggregate produced from sintered sewage sludge ash, Resour. Conserv. Recycl. 45, 1, p. 18, 2005.
  • [25] C. J. Lynn, R. K. Dhir, and G. S. Ghataora, Sewage sludge ash characteristics and potential for use in bricks, tiles and glass ceramics, Water Sci. Technol. 74, 1, p. 17, 2016.
Document Type
Publication order reference
YADDA identifier
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.