Biosolids Heat Drying Facility, Cumberland, MD

As Design/Builder, Daniel O’Connell’s Sons collaborated with NEFCO (an O’Connell subsidiary) in the design, permitting, construction and operation of this new heat drying facility in Cumberland, Maryland.

Client:   City of Cumberland, MD
Designer:  Tighe & Bond Engineers
Capacity:  11 dry tons/day

Project Features

  • Existing building renovated to receive and process digested sludge from an adjacent complex.
  • Single dryer process train.
  • Direct-fired, rotary drying system.
  • Dual-fueled burner capable of using digester gas and natural gas.
  • Dryer exhaust treated by scrubbing, condensing, recirculation and thermal oxidation.
  • Design/Build collaboration allowed construction documents to be based on actual procured equipment shop drawings.

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