You should be
able to expect a 90% reduction in weight. Volume will be determined on the type
of waste, i.e., large amounts of paper goods vs. mostly food waste. Typical
volume reduction will be in the 70 to 90 percent reduction range.
expect a 95% reduction in weight and volume using both units.
You could use
it on the grounds of your establishment, at your residence, offer it to a
composting facility as cover for static pile composting or (worst case) send it
to the landfill. Because the end product is 95% dry, it is very stable and can
be stored (as long as it is not rehydrated) for months with no ill effects.
Also, keep in mind that if you do land apply it, the end product needs to be
tilled into the soil, and it will finish the composting process there.
We find that a
tote that fits under the discharge chute works the best. Find one that’s easily
handled and able to easily accept your soil amendment.
Most units are
3 phase 208 volt. Contact Somat Company for spec sheets on specific models.
All units have
casters for easy mobility. We would recommend that the larger units be stationary
as they need to be hard wired.
should follow the following guidelines:
The drain line
should run to any available floor drain. If there is no floor drain available
units can be outfitted from the factory with pump options for elevated drains.
Please contact Somat Company for more information.
No, by adding
additional waste to the unit during a cycle, the unit will not be able to
generate a dry batch in the given run time. If you must add more waste, you
will need to restart the cycle.
No, this unit
dehydrates and macerates food waste producing a mulch-like end product that is
suitable for use as a soil amendment. The by-product can be considered a
“Sterile Biomass” since it has been sterilized by 180 degree temperatures for
several hours. The by-product will complete the composting process when
introduced into soil and rehydrated.
are for monitoring temperatures and time. They are preset from the factory and
should require no additional input. If the numbers on the display exceed the
programmed set points, the unit will shut down.
You would want
to start another cycle, though you will need to check it after 2-3 hours. If
the waste going in was extremely wet, or if the door was opened during
operation, it would delay the original process and result in an unfinished
coupling systems, you should see a weight and volume reduction of up to 95%.
And you will increase the capacity of a DH by as much as eight times. This is
accomplished by the eight-to-one volume reduction effect of the pulper.
is no cleaning of the tank. Periodic buildup on the auger may need to be
discharging the product as soon as the timer reaches zero, you could be burned
by the steam from the system. It is always best to let the system cool itself
down which prepares the waste for handling.
The product has
reached a temperature of 180° for over 12 hours, meaning all pathogens and
bacteria, and even seeds, have been effectively killed, and your product is now
additives are required for the DH. If a large greasy batch is going to be run,
leafy greens or cardboard can be added to aide in the absorption of the fats,
oils and greases.
You can expect
up to 10 gallons per 18-hour cycle. This will vary depending on the amount of
moisture in the waste introduced into the DH.
recommend an analysis by your local agronomist or fertilizer company of both
your soil and the DH by-product you wish to add to it. This analysis will
determine whether or not one will help the other. As you can imagine, the
by-product will vary from site to site depending on what goes into it, so this
is important to maintain a healthy soil.
The fill should
not exceed the auger of the unit. By exceeding capacity, you risk running
multiple cycles to complete or damage to the machine and its sensors.
Yes, not only
could they be burned from the steam from the unit during processing, but you
will delay the process time of the waste. By doing this, you could make an
18-hour cycle into a 25-hour cycle.
If it’s from
nature, your DH will love it. All organic material and compostables can go into
that silverware does not enter the machine would be best. A random piece here
or there should not hurt the unit; just make sure that the object is taken out at
the end of the cycle.
Not at all;
during the cycle, the waste is heated to 180° for over 12 hours, killing all
bacteria and plant seeds in the process.
The DH is a
low-odor device. It effectively manages odor through activated charcoal air
filters and a super-heated exhaust. It will emit a slight “cooking” odor at
times, but you will not find it offensive.
Easy as 1, 2,
3. Fill your unit to the specified fill height, close all your doors, power the
unit, and then, press start.-That simple.
The DH does not
require ANY additional products such as wood chips, chemicals, or charcoal to
be added to the waste. It also consumes NO fresh water and does not discharge
any “dirty water” to sanitary. As mentioned above, the only discharge from the
unit is the “Sterile Biomass” and a few gallons of condensate runoff from the
We look at an
average of $67.50 per ton of soil amendment. This is based on a rate of ₡.12
per KwH. This cost of kilowatt hours may vary from region to region.
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