Durable and Competitive Advantage

The environmental ramifications of current sludge disposal methods, demands POTW’s invest in more modern, practical, and innovative practices for the elimination and reuse of toxic waste materials.

Most current sludge drying technologies import fossil fuel (usually natural gas or fuel oil) at a substantial cost. By-product such as dried pellets still require disposal to a landfill or distribution to ground “rejuvenation” operations and do not offer the water recapture feature of the DIBS technology. The DIBS technology is unique in that it first transforms the sludge into a high-energy dry fuel, and then uses that fuel for its internal thermal process. By exploiting the resident energy in most sludge’s, it avoids the high unpredictable cost of fossil fuel as a primary energy source.

The DIBS uses small quantities of LPG, or Natural gas, for start operations only. Methane gas, produced in abundance from landfills and sludge digestion operations, can be utilized for this purpose. The power generated by the firing of the excess fuel in a turbine, significantly (in some cases completely) offsets parasitic electrical power consumption.

When processing high-energy Class B sludge, the process can become a net energy producer

For wastewater plant management, the DIBS technology offers a number of significant advantages;

  1. Low installation and operating cost.
  2. Sterile commercially valuable byproducts
  3. Small footprint, (50’ x 50’)
  4. Modular construction for flexibility performance