Due to demands placed on natural resources globally and subsequent deterioration of the environment, there is a need to source and develop appropriate technology to satisfy this requirement. For decades mankind has largely depended on natural resources such as fossil fuels to meet the ever increasing energy demands. Realizing the finite nature of these resources, emphasis is now shifting to investigating alternate energy source governed by environmentally friendly principles.
content decreased (Agblevor et al. 1994). The equivalents of chlorine per equivalent of alkali or
alkaline earth metals increased from 3.4 to 8.5 during this filtration. This suggests that the
residual inorganics may be present as chlorides and that much of the chlorine may be in solution.
Chloride ions in solution will have an adverse effect on corrosion of many metals, including
stainless steels such as SS304.
Compared to coal and many crude oils, biomass has a low sulfur content.
In this work the parameters of Low Temperature Conversion – LTC were applied in a centrifuged sludge from a sewage treatment plant located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Before the conversion, the sludge was dried and analyzed by TGA to observe its behavior with increasing temperature.