Eco-Solids International’s first ‘behind the scenes’ tour of its Cellruptor installation at Yorkshire Water’s Esholt WWTW proved to be a highlight of the 15th European Biosolids and Organic Resources Conference & Exhibition.

Ruyi Hu of United Utilities presented a paper on a model for reviewing the operational costings for various digestion enhancement technologies in which Cellruptor came out well:

“For sludge pre-treatment, APD, EH and THP are the most common and popular technologies in the market. There are a few encouraging new technologies such as Cellruptor which are showing great potential.”

Cellruptor’s cell-disintegration technology improves the process economics of AD. It is a simple system that enhances the reduction of volatile solids to increase overall gas generation – without introducing additional large energy requirements or complex operational process equipment.