XACT’s in-vessel composting system is being put to the test in a pilot project using various solid organic materials and amendments. One of the tests included small animal/bird mortalities as a feedstock. Recently, one of the superb composts produced used the following feedstocks:
This project has been implemented to confirm the BioReactor’s performance and to determine best practises for the composting process protocols and feedstocks. This in-vessel composting system is comprised of a 5′ diameter x 10′ long vessel, a mixer and conveyor and is situated in a hoop building. It has been running tests for approximately 6 months trouble free. Satisfied with the pilot project results, this company is ready to take on the full “meal deal” and get started commercially on a large scale with a 1060 BioReactor.
The Value of Pilot Projects
Pilot projects allow a facility to:
An in-vessel composting system, such as the Compact BioReactor, lend itself perfectly for pilot projects:
The Waste Expo 2015 in Atlanta features a seminar afternoon on the 29th of April. In the 1:00 pm slot will be a presentation showing the advantages of XACT Systems’ in-vessel composter (BioReactor) and the various installations we have around the world . This presentation will take place on Tuesday (the first day of the show) in the Organic Waste Management section.
XACT SYSTEMS BOOTH
Our booth 5440 is also located in this section….just keep a lookout for our logo. So if you would like to discuss your particular composting project as well as learn about the BioReactor technology and installations around the world, please stop by.
We will have samples of compost made from food waste, other organic waste and amendments in the BioReactor in just 4 to 5 days. Come see it for yourself so that you can appreciate its potential dollar value, soil value, and plant value. For those of you looking for free passes to the show, simply get in touch with me and I will see that you get all that you need. www.xactsystemscomposting.com. Remember the Waste Expo 2015 begins on April 29th and runs for 3 days. Hope to see you there! Many thanks, D
The Waste Expo 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia will showcase XACT Systems BioReactor later this month. The dates of the show are April 29 – May 1. You are welcome to check out the latest innovations of the BioReactor Composting System by coming to our booth # 5440 which is located in the Organics Waste Management section of the show. The BioReactor will compost food waste, biosolids, yard waste, wood waste and more. Check out our website for a complete listing of the types of solid organic waste that can be composted successfully with our in-vessel rotating drum composting technology. wwww.xactsystemscomposting.com. Hope to see you there!
If you would like a free pass into the show (and save yourself some bucks), please get in touch with me as I have plenty of free passes to share….phone #’s and email address are listed below. Many thanks. D
…but you don’t have to take my word for it! Here is a letter we just received from the operations manager of Alaska Waste describing their operation and their experience with the BioReactor composting food waste and horse manure.
“At the Alaska Waste headquarters in Anchorage, Alaska, we use the XACT composting system that allows us to produce just over 1 million pounds of raw, immature compost annually. We began production in January 2009 and have been able to consistently produce quality compost at a rate of 30yd3 per 5 day work week with only one technician and one cleaning laborer. The technician drives the green waste collection route as well as grinds/mixes the compost ingredients, offloads and stockpiles the raw compost, and maintains the equipment. The cleaning laborer is required due to the fact our operation is indoors and located in midtown Anchorage, which demands minimal odor. We receive our brown waste from environmentally conscience companies looking for an alternative to the local landfill.
The XACT system has required only preventative maintenance with no extended lost production repairs. In fact, most of our maintenance and safety concerns are related to the conveyers that are responsible for the loading and offloading of the vessel. If properly maintained the XACT system will last for decades of continuous operation. It is a simple and very efficient means to producing high grade compost in considerably less time than traditional methods.”
Compost or Dried Dairy Manure For Bedding The Herd
The BioReactor will make bedding to meet the a farmers specifications. By adjusting the time that the manure is kept in the BioReactor, either dried or composted bedding is produced.
Quick Time: If you choose to simply dry the manure for bedding then the manure is kept in the BioReactor for a shorter period of time (18 to 24 hours).
Compost Time: If you choose to convert the manure to compost that is pathogen free then the manure is kept in the BioReactor for 72 hours at a temperature of 150o F (55o C). This protocol is based on the “Time and Temperature” standards set down by the EPA. Cows like the light fluffy texture of compost for bedding. Because it is sanitized (proven pathogen free), managing the herd’s health is easier and less worrisome.
The BioReactor offers farmers a choice of beddings. Either way, the BioReactor is the better technology for solid manure management.