Composter Automates Rotating Drum Operation

Composter automates rotating drum operation with the newly automated PLC Control Panel with Soft Touch Screen by XACT Systems.  The user friendly soft touch screen on the front of the control panel was designed for the BioReactor Composting System in order to give the operator easy access to a wide variety of critical data.  Data which is vital to the successful composting of solid organic waste.

Although composting is not a complicated process it is a fairly precise process in terms of balancing the few factors that impact it.  The control panel has been developed to provide more accurate monitoring of these factors to ensure the best results.  A quick reminder as to what those few factors are:  Carbon-Nitrogen ratio, moisture content, oxygen, operating temperatures, and particle size.  For a more detailed description of the parameters for successful composting, please follow this link to the XACT Composting System website page describing them.

In addition, the data collected from the monitoring can be sent to the operator’s cell phone or computer 24/7.  By making the data “portable”, the operator can be tracking the BioReactor’s operation while eating lunch!

These added features compound the benefits that the XACT BioReactor System already has.

  1. The BioReactor has the fastest decomposition time—it can compost organic waste in as little as 4 days. Compare this to traditional methods that can take upwards of a year!
  2. Odor control is also ensured by the continual rotation of the drum, which causes the organic material to tumble around inside.  This tumbling action ensures all the particles of the waste are exposed to oxygen at all times which is vital to a highly aerobic composting process and therefore an odor-free process.
  3. Pathogen and virus destruction are the foundations of our composting system. XACT In-Vessel Organics Composting follows the guidelines set down by the EPA to ensure pathogen and virus kill.
  4. Less manpower is required because the rotating vessel does all the work—one man can operate the entire process especially when the composter automates rotating drum operation.
  5. The XACT BioReactor uses a very, very low horsepower electric motor to operate.
  6. The vessel can be insulated which helps retain the high operating temperatures of 130°F+ (55°C+) required (this is the EPA standard for pathogen kill—3 days at 130°F). Because of the insulation, the XACT vessel does not need to be housed in a building, but the compost should be stored under cover.
  7. The process is natural and typically requires no added heat.
  8. Less land is required with the BioReactor rotating drum because the decomposition process occurs within the vessel, and less feedstock piles are required because material is processed so fast.
  9. Site requirements are minimal because of the compact size of the system, and because what little condensates are present are completely captured.
  10. Fantastic compost is the result because changeable weather conditions are not a consideration, and all the factors needed for great decomposition are optimized and controlled.

To learn more about how the composter automates rotating drum operation with the new control panel is super easy.  Just contact us by Cell: 613-391-1445 or email info@xactsystemscomposting.com.  Many many thanks!  D

composter automates rotating drum operation with control panel and soft screen

The Soft Touch Screen on the PLC Control Panel allows for easy access to data such as processing temperature, starting/stopping, correct loading (capacity), door opening/closing and more!

Composting Rotating Drum Technology by XACT Systems Chosen by Bulgaria Company

Composting Rotating Drum Technology by XACT Systems Inc. has been chosen by BioKamp Co. in Bulgaria. This is great news!  We are looking forward to working with our new Bulgarian partners as they embark on a new business venture in the organic waste

composting rotating drum technology

BioKamp Bulgaria are new partners of XACT Systems Inc. of Canada. BioKamp is excited to now have the excellent BioReactor- a compositing rotating drum technology – to manufacture and market in the Bulgarian market where there are big opportunities. Welcome aboard gentlemen!

management sector in their country.  BioKamp now has rights to manufacture and market the BioReactor Composting System by XACT.  The composting rotating drum technology (known as the BioReactor) measured up exactly to the needs of BioKamp.  To begin, the Bulgarian company will target the biosolid (biosludge) management industry.  Of course, the BioReactor can and is composting many types of organic waste–from food waste to dairy manure. Indeed, BioKamp has every intention to reach out all sectors with this new and innovative waste management solution.

Organic Waste Diversion From Landfills

Better organic waste management and diverting waste from landfills is a serious problem worldwide.  What to do?  Well, the composting rotating drum technology by XACT Systems is proving its worth in many countries around the globe.  It is an effective, sustainable and common sense solution to dealing with organic waste.

Please check out this video of the BioReactor in order to better understand the rotational aspect of this in vessel composting technology. Then, consider the possibilities for your company.  Many many thanks.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJuBQhcK2YY

New XACT Systems’ Composting Technology Videos Just Posted To YouTube

Composting Technology Videos

Rotation Speed & Odor Control
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zlt8hOoDt8
The successful odor-free composting process of organic waste in the BioReactor is dependent upon a few factors.  One of these is the rotation speed of the drum itself.  The BioReactor by XACT Systems Inc. rotates very very slowly as shown in this video.  This allows the material inside the composter to gently tumble.  In turn, this gentle tumbling allows each and every particle of the waste material to be exposed to the oxygen present in the ambient air.  The oxygen-loving bacteria which naturally occur in the waste are therefore “knee deep” in the oxygen and thus thriving, multiplying and decomposing (eating) the waste material at a highly accelerated rate.  The by-products of such highly aerobic decomposition is simply water vapour (H20) and carbon dioxide C02.  Neither of these gases are odorous, noxious or harmful. So, by using the BioReactor Technology to compost organic waste, you can do so quickly and in a virtually odor-free manner.
Discharged Compost is Virtually Odorless!  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdZgBOqTJWI
 The composting process in the BioReactor is highly aerobic due to the ventilation systems and slow tumbling action of the organic waste inside the BioReactor.  As a result the compost upon discharge, is odor-free.  Typical composting time varies from 3 to 7 days depending on the waste material to be composted
composting technology videos

Advanced composting technology such as the BioReactor can produce compost that is virtually odor-free.

Dewater Dairy Manure 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HggJ3PWIY9Q
 Composting dairy manure in XACT Systems BioReactor typically requires that the manure be dewatered prior to loading into the composter.  The optimum moisture content of any organic waste to be composted is approximately 65%
Please click on any of the links above to view the new composting technology videos.  Many thanks.  D

 

XACT Systems Exhibits the BioReactor: An Innovative Composter

Are You Attending the US Composting Conference in Jacksonville, FL next month?

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.

Composter will compost yard waste, food waste, biosludge, and biosolids.

BioReactor Composting System with In-feed and Discharge Conveyors, BioFilter & Future Expansion Capability.

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

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!

How Many Farming Operations Have Manure Composting Technology on Their Farm Improvement Plan?

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?

manure composting technology

Viewed here from the in-feed end, this BioReactor is composting dewatered dairy manure in just 4 days.

Economic Advantages of XACT’s Manure Composting Technology:

Environmental Advantages of XACT’s Manure Composting Technology:

1700 Cow Dairy Composts Dewatered Manure for Bedding

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.

 

BioReactor Composting Technology

BioReactor Composting Technology Features at the 2015 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville KY

Are you attending National Farm Machinery Show new week?  If so, stop in at the XACT Systems booth located in the PAVILION booth number 000827 and learn how to successfully compost DAIRY MANURE (and other solid organic waste) with the awesome BioReactor Composting Technology.

Composting dairy manure (dewatered) with

The BioReactor Composting Technology makes compost for bedding from dewatered dairy manure

Compost Bedding Made By the BioReactor Composting Technology

the BioReactor is a winning solution to manure management in 3 ways.  The resulting fibrous material makes an excellent & safe BEDDING material which cab replace other costly materials.  Plus by converting manure into QUALITY compost you can capitalize on in the lucrative retail and wholesale market of organic fertilizer/soil amendments.

And finally, because traditional methods of managing manure are under legislative scrutiny, are creating health hazards and odor problems in the surrounding communities, and are causing damage to the environment, the BioReactor Composting Technology allows you to treat your huge volumes of dairy manure with technological innovation.

The BioReactor Composting Technology is the Solution!

The BioReactor Composting Technology is a rotating drum that converts dewatered dairy

Composting manure for bedding a dairy herd using the BioReactor Composting Technology

The rotating drum composting technology–better known as the XACT BioReactor- is ideal for fast composting, ease of operation, and trouble free service.

manure into compost.  This in-vessel composting system is designed to successfully process manure by tightly controlling the parameters of the composting process.  In other words, the BioReactor makes an ideal environment for the oxygen-loving bacteria to thrive and decompose the manure. The BioReactor will process large volumes of manure quickly, and will do so without the occurrence of hazardous leaches.

Independent test results have proven that the BioReactor composting technology will compost dewatered dairy manure in 4 days (or less), and will produce a light fluffy compost that is PATHOGEN FREE (including e-coli), odor-free, weed-seed free, insect larvae-fee and mature. 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

In-vessel composting technology for composting organic solid waste

BioReactor Composting System with In-feed and Discharge Conveyors, BioFilter & Future Expansion Capability.

soil amendment due to its organic matter and nutrient content. Indeed, the compost no longer has harmful bacteria in it to cause disease so it can be spread on land close to water sources.

Site layouts are our speciality, and we would be happy to work with you to design a BioReactor Composting Solution specific for your farm needs.   The BioReactor is available in a variety of sizes (the largest is 10′ diameter x 60′ long), and the size of machine required is determined by the volume of dairy manure produced per day.  Note:  a herd will utilize only 30% of the compost produced by that herd for bedding–the remainder is available for other purposes (selling or land application).

If you are planning to go to the National Farm Machinery Show  in Louisville, KY February 11 to 14, 2015, please consider visiting us at booth 000827 in the PAVILION.    Hope to see you there!

Compost or Dried Dairy Manure For Bedding The Herd

Manure composted for bedding the dairy herd using the BioReactor by XACT.

Manure composted for bedding the dairy herd using the BioReactor by XACT.

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.

 

 

Tel: 1-613-399-5686   •   Or: 1-613-391-1445   •   Email: info@xactsystemscomposting.com