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!

Solid Organic Waste Management Facility

XACT Systems’ BioReactors will compost tons of solid organics daily at this new state-of-the-art solid organic waste management facility located in Goa, India.  In the final stages of completion, this massive facility will treat the solid organics waste of just the north half of the city.  The waste material coming into the plant is classified as MSW.

Solid organic waste mangement facility in Goa, India

These are the administration buildings of the North Goa facility.

Solid Organice Waste Management Facility

These 3 BioReactors are part of a comprehensive solid organic processing facility. The BioReactor Composting System by XACT Systems Inc. handles all the composting portion of the waste management treatment.

The treatments of the organics coming into the plant consist of fermentation processing (digester), and compost processing by the BioReactor Composting System.  In addition, the facility features bio-filters, transport truck weigh scales, bag openers, screeners, sorting stations, magnetic separators, balers, conveying systems and shredders.

This solid organic waste management facility design will be duplicated time and again.  The next facility to be built will be located in the south of Goa, India

SFC Environmental Technologies PVT Ltd. is the engineering firm behind this impressive facility.  They chose XACT Systems’ to be the supplier of the composting equipment.  Because of the heavy-duty and 24/7 performance redundancy design of the BioReactor, it was

Solid Organic Waste Management Facility

SFC designed and engineered this modern compost processing plant. It is but one portion of the entire solid organic waste management facility. At the end of the building, the ends of the 3 BioReactors are visible.

an obvious choice.  Plus, the accelerated processing, cleanliness and 70% fill capacity of this composter pushed the invessel rotating drum BioReactor to the top of SFC’s composter list.  It is very exciting for both XACT Systems and SFC Environmental Technologies to see this project nearing completion.  The next time we show pictures of this site, all the brown clay earth showing will be covered in green vegetation because the finished compost will applied to the grounds.  Compost makes as an excellent soil amendment and supports plant growth in harsh, dry conditions in a remarkable way.

For those of you who cannot get to Goa India to see this site, XACT Systems has many BioReactors working in North America and elsewhere.  Please feel free to contact us at anytime if you wish to arrange for a site visit.

If you want to meet with us, consider going to the US Composting Council Conference in Los Angeles, California, USA, on January 23-25.  You can find us at Booth 514. (Click on the link below to get more details about the conference venue etc).   Please feel free to stop by or call ahead (call
Glenn McConkey at 6123-391-1445) and arrange a private meeting to discuss you particular project.  Many thanks,  Doreen

www.uscompostingcouncil.org

 

 

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

Composting Septic Sludge

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.

When composting septic sludge at 170 degrees for 5 days, pathogen free compost is guaranteed.

Composting Septic Sludge is made easy in the BioReactor. The processing temperatures are running between 145 degrees and 170 degrees.

Composting septic sludge with a rotating drum composter.

This BioReactor is 5′ diameter and 10′ long and is currently composting septic sludge.

XACT Systems Inc.

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.  

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Indian officials proudly unveil the solid waste management facility designed and built by SFC Environmental Technologies Pvt. Ltd in Mumbai, 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.

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.

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.

 

The BioReactor Makes Ecological and Economical Sustainability Possible.

The BioReactor Makes Ecological and Economical Sustainability Possible.

Sustainable organic waste management–in the real world–has to converge 2 notions of sustainability.  The 1st is ecological sustainability and the 2nd is economic sustainability.  With XACT’s BioReactor composting technology, this dual purpose sustainability is not only possible but profitable!

Superb Green Roof Design

Superb Green Roof Design

Let’s consider, for example, the green roof industry.  A building owner chooses to have a green roof installed.  Construction begins using a soil substrate for the plants.  What if the soil substrate included compost made from organic waste which was generated by the occupants and/or operations of the building itself?   Now that is an exciting sustainable concept!

This is where the BioReactor enters the picture.  The BioReactor is ideally suited to an urban setting.  because the:

• Waste is quickly processed with automatic feeders and off loaded with no on-site peripheral contamination.

• Equipment meets OSHA Safety Standards.

• Remarkably small electric motors power the drive(s) so that the operation is quiet.

• The BioReactor has a professional finish and the installation is pristine in appearance.

By composting solid organic waste (food waste, paper, leaf and yard waste etc.) with the help of the BioReactor, you can turn raw waste into rich pathogen-free, sanitized compost in 4 to 7 days.

Plus, soil amended with good quality compost produces healthier plants. This picture compares 2

Plantings in soil amended with compost!

Plantings in soil amended with compost!

types of plantings.  The 3 rows of plants on the left were placed in pots in soil that had been amended with compost and the single row of plants on the right were placed in pots with soil only.  The difference in the health of the plantings is clearly visible, and there is much scientific study and data to prove the benefits of compost for plant better growth, and better resistance to pests and drought to be true time and time again.

No doubt by now, you have figured out  the economics/cost savings with respect to the:

Typically, the BioReactor will pay for itself in under 3 years which is better than industry standard.

This is just one example of how the BioReactor can make sustainable organic waste management both ecological and economical. Please feel free to get in touch with us to explore these opportunites for your next project. Many thanks, D.

 

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