An Analysis of Sewage Sludge and Biogas Production at the Zamość WWTP

  • Adam MasłońEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 47)


The management of sewage sludge at wastewater treatment plants is a very important technical, economic and environmental issue. One of the popular environment-friendly methods of processing sludge is methane fermentation – a complex biochemical process through which organic matter present undergoes biochemical decomposition in anaerobic conditions, with the final products being biogas (a valuable source of energy), as well as a digestate that constitutes an excellent organic fertiliser. Most often, biogas generated provides energy that supplies a wastewater treatment plant’s own needs (given that such plants exert a high demand for both electricity and heat). Addressed here as an example is biogas production at the WWTP in the city of Zamość, whose management of sewage sludge is analysed in detail, with account taken of the balance between quantities of sludge and biogas generated. Methane fermentation there is found to represent an effective technology by which energy may be recovered from sewage sludge, with the biogas obtained proving a very valuable fuel that the plant can put to use readily.


Wastewater Wastewater treatment plant Biogas Sewage sludge 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental Engineering and ChemistryRzeszow University of TechnologyRzeszówPoland

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