In-Vessel Composters to Compost Palm Fruit Bundles
These in-vessel composters of XACT Systems are being manufactured in our Mexico plant, and will be composting the spent fruit bundles from palm oil production. After the oil has been extracted from the fruit, the tons and tons of fruit bundle waste will be loaded into the XACT in-vessel composter and converted into rich earthy compost. The compost will be a terrific soil amendment because it adds organic matter and nutrients back into the soil. The soil is healthier thus the crops are healthier, more resistant to disease, and will produce higher yields. So, not only will the XACT BioReactor solve the organic waste problem, it is also improving crop production.
This link will take you to a document describing research done in 2006 regarding palm oil production and composting the spent fruit bundles.
Actually, the in-vessel composter by XACT can compost any solid organic waste. In this case, fruit bundles will be composted, but the BioReactor can also compost other agricultural waste such as green waste, spoiled feed, manure and mortalities. In the commercial sector, the BioReactor quickly composts food waste, fish waste, paper, leaf and yard waste, grass clippings and so on.
Each BioReactor is 10′ diameter x 40′ long. The drum turns very slowly while the ends of the drum remain stationary. This allows for the filling capacity to reach 70% of the volume of the vessel. The typical daily operation of a BioReactor begins by unloading a specific portion of the compost using the discharge door followed by loading the daily volume of waste material in to the BioReactor at the in-feed end. The waste material remains in the BioReactor 3 to 7 days depending on the properties of the waste material.
Once this installation gets up and running, I will get pictures and post them so that you can see how well the operation is working. Until then…check out our website for more information on some of our other installations. Many thanks for your interest today!