This study was conducted in order to determine if hydrothermal processing (HTP) technology has potential for treating wastewater solids. In particular, it looked at the Genifuel HTP technology which converts organic material into biocrude oil, natural gas, or both. HTP is a thermochemical process where water is used as the medium for the breakdown and reconstituting of organic matter into relatively simpler chemical compounds at elevated temperatures and pressures. It is particularly suited for aqueous feeds or solid feeds with high water content, as HTP avoids the need (and significant expense) for drying the feed as required in other thermochemical processes such as pyrolysis and gasification. Published by WE&RF. 202 pages. Online PDF. (2016)
Originally funded as WERF project LIFT6T14.