Energy and hydrogen from sewage sludge
Shit2Power recycles sewage sludge where it is produced and increases independence from sewage treatment plants through local energy and hydrogen production
The wastewater treatment plant - the driving cost factor of a municipality
Sewage treatment plants in Germany do not utilize the energetic potential of sewage sludge
these wastewater treatment plants pay per year for the disposal of sewage sludge
energy available in the sewage sludge are not used
The effect of Shit2Power
From linear process to local material and energy cycle
Advantages for wastewater treatment plants and municipalities
This is how it works
Mechanical and thermal processing
In order to achieve the efficient utilization of sewage sludge, the appropriate treatment of the sewage sludge is important. Shit2Power realizes this by efficient sewage sludge drying using process heat and thus achieves an energy self-sufficient process that does not require the supply of external energy sources. In parallel, the sewage sludge is mechanically treated to achieve an optimal granulation for the subsequent thermo-chemical process.
Conversion into an energy-rich synthesis gas
In a self-sustaining thermo-chemical gasification process, the sewage sludge is broken down into its elemental components and converted into an energy-rich synthesis gas under strictly controlled oxygen supply. The high process temperature destroys toxic and environmentally harmful compounds. The only by-product of the process is an ash, which is suitable for recovering the phosphorus contained in the sewage sludge.
CO2-neutral generation of energy
The use of a modern combined heat and power plant enables the highly efficient utilization of the chemical energy bound in the synthesis gas. The heat generated is used internally in the process. In addition, electrical energy is generated which is available to external consumers.
By installing an adsorber module, the hydrogen contained in the synthesis gas is separated and made available as an energy carrier.