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Justification Of Using Sludge As Energy To Generate Electricity

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

Publication Date

June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

End Date

June 15, 2005



Conference Session

New Approaches & Techniques in Engineering I

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10.852.1 - 10.852.21



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Fazil Najafi

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Justification of Using Sludge as Energy to Generate Electricity


Fazil T. Najafi Professor


Ulas Toros Doctoral Student

Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering University of Florida P.O. Box 116580, Gainesville, Florida 32611-6580 Phone: (352) 392-9537 X1493, Fax: (352) 392-3394 E-mail:


Alex E. S. Green Graduate Research Professor Emeritus ICAAS, CLEAN COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY (CCTL) College of Engineering, University of Florida Weill Hall Rm 577 PO Box 116550, Gainesville, Florida 32611-6580 Phone: (352)392-2001 E-mail:

Natural gas prices have increased significantly in the past four years. Natural gas

accounts for almost a quarter of the United States’ energy consumption. The increase in natural

gas prices may create an economic problem in the U.S. economy and the university’s budget

deficits. The electrical reserve margins continue to be high in most regions due to new generating

capacity that has been added in the last several years. Electricity prices are directly proportionate

to the natural gas prices, especially during on-peak periods and in areas with a higher reliance on

gas-fired base-load generation.


Najafi, F. (2005, June), Justification Of Using Sludge As Energy To Generate Electricity Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--14896

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