DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/51/S20.081


T. Turlej
Wednesday 13 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-08-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 51, 619-626 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/51/S20.081

The aim of this work is to present the current state as well as a forecast for coming years in sewage sludge management in Poland after 1 January 2016.
New law policy adopted from 1 January 2016 forced certain changes in communal sewage sludge management. Now communal sewage sludge is forbidden to be stored (calorie than 6 MJ / kg), therefore there was a need to increase a percentage share of other methods used for sewage sludge management. In addition there is an expansion of a waste water treatment plants and sewage systems which leads to a significant and environmental problems. This article presents current law policies in Poland, methods of commonly used sewage sludge management are described. The structure of sludge creation and current state of management of sewage sludge is specified: flux of sewage sludge and percentage share of some management methods are described based on different regions of country. The sludge processing requirements are described taking into consideration various methods: biological and thermal (incineration and co-incineration). The forecast of National Waste Management Plan 2022 in waste management is discussed. The economical, legal and technological conditions in Poland were compared to the ones in other European Union countries.

Keywords: communal sewage sludge, management, thermal methods