Compost Slaughterhouse Renderings & Carcasses completely using the BioReactor by XACT Systems. It makes sense for an organic beef operation to choose to compost the renderings from its slaughter house because this method of organic waste management jives with the overall objectives and philosophy of the organic meat industry.
This type of composting system (using multiple rotating vessels) can be scaled to any size to handle any volume of waste material/amendments. The BioReactor is available in many sizes. The smallest BioReactor is 5′ diameter x 10′ long while the largest is 10′ diameter x 60′ long (1.5 m diameter x 3m long) to 3m diameter x 18 m long).
In this particular scenario, the entire operation is inside (this is not always necessary for all facilities). In order to compost slaughterhouse renderings & carcasses, the waste/amendments are loaded into a mixer. The purpose of this initial step is to blend the various waste materials into a homogenous mixture. This mixture is then discharged onto a conveyor and conveyed up to the infeed opening which is located in the upper quadrant of the end of the BioReactor. The BioReactor has fixed ends. A consequence of this unique feature allows the vessel to big filled to 70% capacity.
Another unique feature of the BioReactor are the Blending Bars. The rotating drum turns SLOWLY and this rotation with the help of the Blending Bars causes the mixture to tumble inside. This tumbling action greatly facilitates the aerobic composting process. There is ample oxygen available to the naturally occurring aerobic bacteria and they thrive–multiplying their population exponentially–and decomposing the waste material at a phenomenal speed.
In addition, the high temperatures (thermophilic) required to compost any waste successfully are easily maintained by the BioReactor using the Negative Ventilation Fan. This fan is located at the discharge end of the BioReactor and can be ducted into a BioFilter if odour control is an issue.
When ready for discharge, the discharge door/auger opens/unloads the compost onto an incline conveyor. Then the compost is piled and stored for a short term curing period. Skid steers are used to handle the piles as needed.
Typically, the length of time from start to finish is under 30 days. To learn more about various possibilities of a composting operation check out www.xactsystemscomposting.com
Composting Septic Sludge Tests Prove Successful
Composting septic sludge in 5 days AND making compost that is pathogen free is possible with the BioReactor by XACT Systems Inc. In this testing project, the septic sludge is combined with other materials in order to make a balanced recipe of organics with a C:N ratio in the ideal range (20:1 to 30:1). This is the vital first step in composting solid organic waste quickly and making compost that is pathogen free. The second step is to compost this proper mixture in the BioReactor which is an in vessel rotating drum composter. The composter rotates slowly and constantly. The rotation tumbles the waste material inside the drum and exposes all of the material to the ambient oxygen. The aerobic bacteria which naturally reside in the organic waste will decompose it. The fact that all the bacteria are getting all the oxygen they need to do a great job of breaking down the material means that the waste will compost quickly and with little or no odor. The innovative features of this 5′ diameter x 10′ long BioReactor allow the temperatures of the composting process to hit temperatures of 145 degrees Fahrenheit to 170 degrees Fahrenheit and maintain it there. Once these high temperatures are achieved, the septic sludge is exposed to this heat for 72 hours (as per the protocol stated by the EPA standard for pathogen kill in a composting process). After 5 days, the compost is discharged and it looks and smells like dirt. It will make an excellent soil amendment and be a valuable revenue stream for this composting operation.
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!