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 Technology Saudi Arabia & Middle East

The composting technology by XACT Systems was introduced to the agricultural market in Saudi Arabia just last week.  The International Trade Exhibition for Agriculture, Water and Agro-Industry proved to be an excellent venue to show The BioReactor to the Middle East ag-business community.  XACT Systems’ partner in Saudi Arabia is Tamimi Global C0. Ltd.

composting technology Saudi Arabia & Middle East

The BioReactor composting technology will provide sustainable organic waste management solutions to Saudi Arabia farming and food processing operations. Tamimi Global Co. Ltd. represents XACT Systems throughout the Middle East.

Tamimi is a top tier company that has provided product and services to the Saudi market for decades.  Now, with their new mandate in their Waste Management Division to provide more innovative and sustainable solutions, Tamimi is blazing the trail in the Middle East once again.

Composting Technology Saudi Arabia & Middle East

Tamimi chose the BioReactor, which is an modern in-vessel rotating drum, to be the composting technology that leads them into a better future.  The company’s core business is in the food services sector.  One of the services they provide are meals to the personnel of work camps.  These work camps can reach populations of 10,000 workers.  This volume of food service produces as serious volume of food waste that requires a serious organic waste management solution.  The BioReactor is just such a solution.

The BioReactor is a work horse!

It is ruggedly engineered and built to withstand the 24/7/365 operational requirement of the waste management industry.  Because solid waste never stops being produced, therefore, it never stops needing to be processed.

composting technology Saudi Arabia & Middle East

This BioReactor is composting food waste. The footprint required for the composter is very small because the composting processing happens very quickly.

The BioReactor drum slowly rotates.  It quickly turns organic waste (no more than 4 to 7 days) into compost.  It  tightly controls the parameters of the composting process. In other words, 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 odors.

Indeed, the compost bears no resemblance to the waste from which it was produced.  This compost has tremendous economic value if sold in bags or bulk because it makes an excellent soil amendment.  The compost has a high level of 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.

By adopting the ground-breaking BioReactor Composting System, Tamimi is now able to provide a sustainable cycle of complementary food services-from meal preparation to organic waste recycling.  The ability to divert the organic waste from landfills has tremendous environmental and economic advantages.   The finished compost can be land applied to the fields that grow the food crops in the first place.  It makes an excellent soil amendment because it introduces much needed organic matter back into the soil.

 

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!

Food Waste Composted with the In-Vessel Composter by XACT

Composting Food Waste Generated by 8,000 Room Resort in Cancun

Food waste composting

Food waste from the kitchens and dining rooms is collected separately and taken to the on-site composter for fast composting.

Food waste composted with the in vessel composter by XACT is solving the organic waste problem of an 8,000 room hotel in Cancun, Mexico.  The Cancun Palace Resort generates 2500 tons of organic waste per year, and wanted/needed to reduce their high waste haulage costs and landfill tipping fees.  In addition, the hotel management wanted to take meaningful action to reduce their GHG emissions.

The Palace Resort was able to solve both objectives effectively by choosing the BioReactor by XACT Systems to compost their organic waste.    As an added bonus, the Cancun Palace Hotel’s corporate image is enhanced by their responsible waste management initiative.  Plus the benefits don’t stop there!  The Return On Investment (ROI) is only 18 months making the investment in the BioReactor Composting System a savvy decision in all respects.

Food Waste and Garden Waste are the Feedstocks

The BioReactor is composting food waste from the kitchens and dining rooms as well as green and brown gardening residue.  The waste is processed in the in-vessel composter for 5 days.  Upon discharge, the compost is pathogen-free, weed seed-free and virtually odorless.

Composting in the BioReactor Is Followed by Vermicomposting

Composting Food Waste

The BioReactor is 8′ diameter by 40′ long. The food waste, green and brown plant residue are composted in the vessel in 5 days.

The next step in the operation is for the compost to be placed in the worm bins for further decomposition.  Vermicompost is process of decomposition of organic waste using worms.  The castings (or worm manure) have a high saturation of water soluble nutrients (readily plant available) and makes an excellent organic fertilizer and soil conditioner.  The Cancun Palace Resort uses the castings in their own nursery, gardens, flower beds, and on the golf course.

In-Vessel Composting System is Put Through Its Paces and Performs Well

Our In-Vessel Composting System Is Being Put Through Its Paces and Performs Well

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:

Composting food waste and other organic solid waste with the Compact BioReactor.

In-Vessel Composting System Using XACT Systems’ BioReactor for a
Pilot Project to Test Various Organic Waste Including Food Waste.

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:

  1. The system is totally self-contained.  Typically, a mixer and conveyor come with the rotating drum in order to facilitate blending and loading.
  2. The BioReactor composting system comes completely wired and ready to go….just plug and play! (3 phase or single phase options)
  3. This composting system comes equipped with variable speed return air fan.
  4. The friction drive systems has extremely low energy requirements.
  5. The system is very quiet and pristine.
  6. The Compact composting system can be place on a flat bed trailer and moved from site to site.

 

 

 

XACT Systems Composter Seminar at the Waste Expo 2015

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.

Booth 5440.  Look for this logo in the Organic Management section at the Waste Expo 2015

Look for this logo in Booth 5440 in the Organic Management section at the Waste Expo 2015

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.

COMPOST SAMPLES

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

XACT Systems In-Vessel Composting System Exhibits at Waste Expo 2014 in Atlanta, GA

The BioReactor is an In-vessel, rotating drum composting technology by XACT Systems.

The BioReactor is an In-vessel, rotating drum composting technology by XACT Systems.

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!
Free Passes
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

Food Waste Composting: Fast, Easy, Minimal Odor

Food Waste Composting with XACT Systems BioReactor is Fast, Easy, Minimal Odor

…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.”

This BioReactor is composting food waste.

This BioReactor is composting food waste.

Exhaust Duct at Discharge End of the In vessel Composter.
Exhaust Duct at Discharge End of the Invessel Composter.

 

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