2022-08-19 Product news

Poultry manure processor dries digestate for secondary income stream

Unique wastewater project to dry anaerobic digestate and reduce the moisture content of the digestate for a product that qualifies as a Class A fertilizer under USDA.

This article is related to Alfa Laval wastewater equipment. Alfa Laval's Separation and Heat Transfer systems are used by municipalities and cities across Canada.


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“…project involved a dryer to process digestate from the anaerobic digestion of poultry manure. The system was designed to process a little over 30,000 tons per year and to operate on a one shift, five-day-per-week schedule.


At an installed capital cost of about $4 million and operating costs of about $400,000 year, the system will generate over 19,000 tons of fertilizer that can be sold at a net cost of $145 per ton…


…anaerobic digestate can have as much as 70% moisture content coming in and is dried to about 10%. …provided the drying temperature is high enough, the product qualifies as a Class A fertilizer under applicable USDA standards…”



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