Organic Waste Processing. Endless Opportunities
One of biggest concerns that humanity has is that we are using resources rapidly and do not care about the consequences of careless resource usage. Another side of this issue is that we greatly harm the environment and create way too much waste. Over 7 billion inhabitants of our planet is a great number and we struggle to create the global infrastructure efficient enough to feed, cloth, and comfort all of us. We need more fertilizers, more nutrients, and better infrastructure in order to reach the point where we and the planet are safe from exhaustion.
The rapid growth of the global industry has a very harmful consequence and that is overproducing organic waste. What we understand under this term is a collective mass of various byproducts generated during other processes. Such byproducts have lots of cellulose and can be further dismantled and processed into valuable products. One of the prime examples is leftovers oh wheat harvesting and manure that is produced by cattle. Both types of organic waste are produced in large quantities and the amount of waste is growing by each year. Note that all this waste not only harms the environment. We also struggle to find space for storing it. Landfills and soils enriched by organic waste pollute drinking water. At the same time, we simply waste valuable nutrients. With so much waste available, we simply must find efficient ways to recycle it and use again. This is a field with endless opportunities for business.
We want to highlight three types of waste that can be easily transformed into valuable marketable products. We can easily use the waste and use it as a source of precious resources.
There are various sources of agricultural waste with the most obvious ones being manure produced by cattle and a rich assortment of compostable compounds. It is a common practice amongst farmers to assign some parts of their lands for storing the waste. However, the natural rate of decomposition is fairly low and not many farmers can actually afford using their land for storing waste that takes years to decompose. This led to a very troubling situation in the agricultural world when farmers simply move the waste to landfills outside of their property. While this is a relatively good answer to the problem of accumulating agricultural waste, this solution is economically inefficient and the costs of transportation should be accounted for when analyzing the benefits of such agricultural waste disposal method.
Organic waste is generated not only by farmers, but also by various industrial processes. Many industries produce lots of organic byproducts with food industry leading the pack in terms of waste generation. Note that food is being disposed in large quantities and according to various studies over 30 million tons of food ends up in a garbage can in North America. Just imagine the amount of organic waste generated by thrown out food!
Progress also causes unexpected organic waste generation. The DAF (Dissolved Air Flotation) technology is one of prime examples of how waste can be produced during a technologically advanced process. DAF is a method of removal of undesirable components from various water-based mixtures. Such undesirable components are usually fats, oils, and greases. Previously, industrial processes that focused on removing such ingredients employed larger spaces. The mixtures were contained in large containers and heavier ingredients slowly settled down on the bottom of the vessel. Later the lighter liquids were collected and the waste was disposed. DAF is a faster and more efficient method. However, it produces lots of waste. This method is heavily used in a wide variety of industries including fish and meat processing, paper production, etc. The waste generated via the DAF method should be recycled.
Another significant source of organic waste is the type of waste generated by various municipal organizations. With over 453 thousand kilograms of municipal waste produced daily in the U.S. alone, we should definitely focus on recycling trash. However, only 35% of generated organic waste is being recycled and this type of waste accounts for over a half of overall waste. Usually, your regular garbage can may contain paper, cardboard, wood, grass, spoiled food, and liquids. In order to make the process of recycling easier, many countries decided to regulate the very method of municipal waste gathering and forced their citizens to separate trash into categories. This is not the most efficient method as people continue to throw out trash without separating inorganic components from organic. High mountains of black sealed plastic bags is a common sight for landfills in any country. This should not be a common practice for humanity.
Organic Waste Processing
While all of the above are seemingly different types of organic waste, they all contain a multitude of useful nutrients that can be extracted and reused. One of the most obvious ways to recycle organic waste is to turn it into fertilizers. One of the most advanced technologies that is being implemented all over the world is granulation. After drying out and granulating, organic waste transforms into a very efficient and cheap fertilizer that can be used to nurture farms. This is a perfect method to take away all the organic waste stored on various farms and bring it back in a much better looking marketable form. Granulated fertilizers are the next step for the whole world and humanity as a whole should focus on implementing this method everwhere.
STROMMACHINA Focuses on Incorporating the Innovation in Organic Waste Processing
Strommachina is not deaf to the voice of the worldwide community that is concerned with the ever growing mass of organic waste. Since foundation, Strommachina has been researching various ways of improving existing methods of organic waste recycling as well as developing new innovative methods. With vast experience in engineering, assembling, and installing equipment for such industrial processes, we are proud to be in the vanguard of the industry when it comes to creating efficient organic waste recycling equipment.
Strommachina found success in developing equipment capable of recycling all three aforementioned types of organic waste.
- Agricultural Waste. One of the most efficient ways of recycling this type of waste is using agglomeration to process manure and employ biogases to work around the heat requirements. This method is a highly efficient way to transform large quantities of organic waste into usable products. The result is nutrient-packed fertilizers that can be applied to nurture farms. A perfect solution for an agricultural region.
- Industrial Waste. One of the most common types of industrial waste is paper sludge. Many industrial processes generate incalculable amounts of waste that plagues landfills nearby. The waste can be turned into a variety of marketable products made completely out of recycled paper sludge. Strommachina has a plethora of highly efficient and ready-to-deploy solutions that can be implemented right away.
- Municipal Waste. Depending on the properties of municipal waste, we can create a sophisticated system of equipment components and design a process that will efficiently process various types of organic waste into fertilizers. The details of the process can be customized depending on the composition of waste.
Strommachina’s expertise in recycling organic waste can be invaluable to a business that either has an abundance of aforementioned waste types nearby or struggles with storing and/or processing waste generated by their own production lines. We can help you in designing and implementing state-of-the-art solutions that will be engineered and tailored for your specific business requirements. We will carefully test available waste types and create conditions and equipment perfectly suiting your needs.
Please contact our specialists today and receive excessive consultations on the matter. We are sure that our expertise will be useful to you.