XACT Systems Inc. offers sincere congratulations to our partner in India, SFC Environmental Technologies Pvt. Ltd., which has been awarded contracts for 2 more large scale solid waste handling facilities in India.
These new facilities are mandated to compost 310 tons of solid organic waste per day. The composting technology that SFC has specified for these 2 operations is XACT Systems Inc. BioReactor Composting System from Canada. A total of 12 BioReactors will be built and installed by SFC, and each BioReactor will be 10′ diameter by 60′ long (3m x 18m). SFC has earned this contract on the heels of very recently and successfully completing 2 other large scale solid organic waste management projects in India that also featured XACT’s BioReator composting technology.
If so, stop in at the XACT Systems booth and find out more about the innovative composter: The BioReactor! Learn how to successfully compost food, yard and all sorts of municipal waste (including biosolids) rapidly.
When you compost solid organic waste using the BioReactor, you will realize economic benefits (always a good thing), and environmental benefits. Converting waste into quality compost allows you to capitalize on the nutrient value of the waste and sell the resulting compost. Because traditional methods of managing these wastes are incurring high costs, are creating health hazards and odor problems in the surrounding communities, there is a need to treat these huge volumes of organic waste with technological innovation.
The BioReactor Composter is a slowly rotating drum that converts any solid organic waste into compost. It complies with the fundamentals of composting* regulations by tightly controlling the parameters of the composting process. This composter makes an ideal environment for the oxygen-loving bacteria to thrive and decompose the material in a highly aerobic process. The BioReactor will compost large volumes of organic waste quickly, and will do so without the occurrence of hazardous leachates or foul doors.
Indeed, the compost bears no resemblance to the waste from which it was produced. This compost has tremendous value if sold in bags or bulk because it makes an excellent soil amendment due to its organic matter and nutrient content. The compost no longer has harmful bacteria in it to cause disease so it can be spread on land close to water sources.
* Composting is defined as a process of biological decomposition of biodegradable organic fraction of the waste, carried out by a diverse population of organisms under controlled aerobic conditions and other parameters (ratio of carbon: nitrogen, moisture, temperature, pH, particle size, porosity, homogeneity of the mixture).
If you are planning to go to the US Composting Conference in Jacksonville January 25-28, 2016, please visit us at booth 722. Hope to see you there!
Manure composting technology has proven economic and environmental advantages. XACT Systems’ Manure Composting Technology — The BioReactor is proving to be a wise choice by farmers in all animal farming operations including dairy, beef, horse, poultry and fish. How many farmers think that composting manure is a good manure management strategy? If so, how many farms are now using manure composting technology?
The XACT BioReactor on this dairy operation is 10’ diameter by 60’ long. It has to turn 45 to 50 tons of dewatered cow manure 240 times per day, 365 days per year. After taking a look at the robust mechanical characteristics of the XACT BioReactor drum and the heavy duty drive system, this dairy operation was confident in the ability of the XACT system to handle the staggering weights of waste material to be processed daily. Check out all the specs for the BioReactor by clicking on xactsystemscomposting.com/bioreactor/.
Dewatered cow manure is fed into the vessel by a conveyor. Because the infeed opening is located in the upper quadrant of the stationary infeed end, the BioReactor can be filled to 70% capacity. Remarkably, a 7.5 hp variable speed drive turns the BioReactor and its load.
After a 4-day retention period in the vessel, the discharged compost is taken back to the barn to be used as bedding for the herd. Upon discharge the compost is pathogen free, weed seed free, insect larvae free, and odorless. At this point the compost is about 50% moisture, and therefore as it gets blown into the stalls there is minimal airborne dust. Most importantly, the cows love it as it provides exceptional comfort.
Please share your thoughts about composting manure. Many thanks, D.
Manure composting equipment at Pete and Gerry’s Organic Egg Farm, supplied by XACT Systems Inc., allows these innovative organic farmers to manage their poultry manure with the same approach/philosophy as they apply to all their farming practises: reducing pollution, maintaining healthy soil, and conserving water and other precious resources.
Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs has been farming for four generations. They are totally committed to producing the highest-quality, freshest eggs possible. Organic eggs means that no antibiotics, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, GMO or animal by-products are used. In addition, Pete & Gerry’s is a values-led company, dedicated to humane treatment of animals–no cages–with free range barns. The company is a champion of small family farms believing that these kinds of farms are the best stewards of environmental sustainability.
Always looking to the future, Pete & Gerry’s wanted to test an idea they have for producing compost from the poultry manure. They want to capitalize on the marketing potential of this specialized compost–possibly as an organic soil amendment. The BioReactor is 6′ diameter by 30′ long (1.8m x 9 m) and has a total processing capacity of 22 cubic yards (16 cubic metres).
This pilot project to test XACT’s manure composting equipment and producing great compost is just nicely underway and so far the results are promising. Stay tuned for more updates as the trial continues.