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Composting

Undoubtedly composting and collection of biogas will be an important part of any waste management system. Composting of organic waste is a technology that has been shown to effectively address many of the problems associated with waste and manure management while providing reliable and usable by-products.

There are a variety of biogas processes, including covered lagoon digesters, complete mix digesters, and plug flow digesters. Choosing the appropriate system depends on many factors, such as weather conditions, waste collection techniques, waste storage capacity and a market for the by-products.

The principal reasons to consider the use of composting process include the following:

1. Generation of stable, high quality fertilizer and solid soil amendment

2. Reduction in odours

3. Reduction in ground and surface water contamination

4. Reduction in public health risk

Compost decomposition is the process by which organic nutrients are converted to plant-available inorganic forms. Soils regularly augmented with organic wastes will accumulate organic nutrients until they reach a steady-state condition, a concept useful for planning management strategies. Several factors affect decomposition rates, particularly temperature, so output varies throughout the year in a predictable pattern. An understanding of these patterns is necessary to match crop nutrient demands with plant-available nutrients in the soil.

There are four commonly used methods of composting: windrow, static aerated piles, within-vessel and air drying.

Decomposition rate is the key to the feasibility of the fertilizer production. Traditional methods achieve results after 12-36 weeks. However, BioCRUDE technologies have development a reactant and process that increases dramatically the decomposition rate thus obtaining high quality fertilizer to 4 weeks.

 

The BioCRUDE Advantage

BioCRUDE technologies have the capability to offer substantial advantages in the treatment of these types of organic waste. Continuing research and development have been focused on the development of processes and reactants to improve the process time and the yield of important by-products and energy resources.

The BioCRUDE reactants added to our optimized processes are the key to increase the efficiency in the decomposition process, achieving results in a short time period. The current technologies require 12 to 36 weeks to decompose the waste, while our process makes it possible to transform different types of organic waste into fertilizer in no more than 4 weeks.

The BioCRUDE Reactants are high performance products which, when mixed with a well-designed process, have been shown to effectively manage organic waste while yielding by-products and energy resources with significant financial and intangible value.