ECODRUM™

ECODRUM™

YOU MUST SEE HOW THIS AMAZING IN-VESSEL COMPOSTING EQUIPMENT WORKS !

If you are producing waste:

  • Animal Carcasses
  • Animal Waste
  • Food Waste
  • Soiled Paper Waste
  • Waxed Cardboard Waste

ECODRUM COMPOSTER MODELS – Click Here – PDF

ECODRUM™ IN-VESSEL SYSTEM – Composting Simplified

Our beginnings, in the composting industry were with swine mortality; however, we have now worked in poultry, horse and dairy producers assisting them with mortality, hatchery waste, and manure.  Ecodrum™ is currently designing a larger capacity drum to service the food waste, institutional and larger dairy’s for manure.

We work extensively with scientist, engineers, programmers, steel fabricators, and control experts to provide true solutions to producers that are essential for making good compost.  We are proud to be a member of the US Composting Council and have and extensive network of dealers to provide producers assistance and service across North America.

The Ecodrum™ composting system is the product of years of effort in applying the principles in the developing science of composting, combined with extensive field trials and testing.  The Ecodrum™ in vessel composter provides the most economical and environmentally friendly solution to the the problems presented by animal mortalities in farming today.  The Ecodrum™ eliminates the risks associated with infection of animal populations and contamination of the environment.

The Ecodrum™ design is the envy of many competitors.  It is built our of non corrosive material, UV inhibited high density polyethylene, insulated with polyethylene foam, and the inside of the drum is food grade plastic.  The process is well recognized and endorsed by the Association of Rotational Molders.  Polyethylene products are endorsed by the Association of Rotational Molders.  Polyethylene products are all around us today and are considered as being superior to mild steel drums that will corrode in time.   As a manufacturer we pay attention to the details, and a member of the US Composting Council, we are building equipment that will meet or exceed current regulations.

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Ecodrum™ offers an air system on all our drums. Oxygen is on e of the key requirements in composting and a better investment than bone screens.  Every feature of the machine is planned to enhance safety and minimize labor to operate the Ecodrum™. Its heavy-duty construction and extensive dealer network of qualified dealers ensures the Ecodrum™ gives the producer years of trouble-free service.

  • The drum is constructed of non-corrosive polyethylene material for durability and long life
  • Insulated with polyethylene foam for structural integrity and year round composting
  • Easy to operate control box placed on the side of the Ecodrum™ for easy access by producer
  • Manual and Automatic setting switch to correct a recipe inside the drum
  • Proven Air System that provides positive air flow, drawing air through the mix, an essential part of composting, thus ensuring no need for a bone screen.
  • Newly developed discharge system that ensures composted material is discharging so you always have room in the drum.
  • Many steel drums turn on a chain system.  The Ecodrum™ has rollers running the course of the drum, ensuring you have no stress on the drum and requiring less energy to turn the drum.
  • Safety ladders are located on both sides of the loading door.  All door hardware is all chrome and safety pins are standard on all Ecodrum™ drums.
  • Tapered door system that seals from leakage is used. The drum has build in rain drains so moisture never builds up on the drum or in the doorway.
  • All drums come with Analog temperature probes; however, we do offer as an option; PLC controller and wireless temperature sensors.

Benefits of Ecodrum™

Ecodrum™ is a cost effective composter designed to continuously manage farm animal mortality manure, and bedding recovery in an environmentally sound way.  In North America, incineration is becoming too expensive, in some areas burial isn’t an option, and rendering is expensive and comes with some bio-security concerns.

The Ecodrum™was designed for large scale animal production areas and if offers the following benefits:

  • Reduces Odor and disease-causing organisms

  • Eliminates ground and water contamination

  • Allows for cold-weather composting

  • Hides animal decomposition form public view

  • Produces a compost that can be used as a soil enhancement

Ecodrum – Benefits and Features

Any animal production operation (e.g.: swine, sheep, cattle, poultry, equine) produces daily mortalities due to weather, natural causes, accidents and/or illnesses. In most countries, the use of incineration or animal-derived protein from on-farm mortalities is not longer acceptable ways to dispose of dead animals and other alternatives are rather costly.

In principle, the Ecodrum can be used to manage any type of animal mortality. However, given the characteristics of the Ecodrum, due consideration should be given by the farm manager to decide whether or not the Ecodrum suits his or her operation.

Please note that:

  • Although the vessel has been developed having the swine industry in mind, the Ecodrum can be used by any type of animal production as long as the maximal daily capacity is respected.
  • In the case of cattle and equine operations, the Ecodrum can be used to dispose of maternity mortalities, but keep in mind that many countries require special permits for cattle composting disposal.
  • Meat transformation plants and butchers may want to consider the use of the Ecodrum as an environmentally sound way to dispose leftover by-products resulting from their plant operations.

Models and Capacity

There are six models of the Ecodrum currently available:

  • The 240 Ecodrum Model has a capacity 366 cubic ft. This translates into a daily capacity of 370 lbs to process mortalities, a weekly capacity of 2,590 lbs, and a yearly capacity of up to 135,000 lbs.
  • The 360 Ecodrum Model has a capacity of 549 cubic feet. This means a daily capacity to process mortalities of 570 lbs, a weekly capacity of 4,000 lbs, and yearly capacity of up to 210,000 lbs.

The sizes and capacity of both Ecodrum models have been designed based on maximum amount of mortality that can be consistently processed into compost at optimal time. Weekly average mortality at a farm under normal operation has also been taken into consideration for the design.

Benefits of Ecodrum
Ecodrum™ is a cost effective composter designed to continuously manage farm animal mortality, manure, and bedding recovery in an environmentally sound way.    In North America, incineration is becoming too expensive, in some areas burial isn’t an option, and rendering is expensive and comes with some bio-security concerns.

The Ecodrum™ was designed for large scale animal production areas and it offers the following benefits:

  • Reduces Odor and disease-causing organisms
  • Eliminates ground and water contamination
  • Allows for cold-weather composting
  • Hides animal decomposition from public view
  • Producers a compost that can be as a soil enhancement

Features that makes us a Leader in the Industry:

  • The drum is constructed of non-corrosive polyethylene material for durability and long life compared to mild steel drums.
  • Insulated with polyethylene foam for structural integrity and year round composting.
  • Easy to operate control box placed on the side of the Ecodrum™ for easy access by producer.
  • Forward/ and reverse switch to correct a recipe inside the drum
  • Manual and Automatic setting switch for adding additional rotations.
  • Our system has a proven Air System that provides a positive air flow, drawing air through the mix, an essential part of composting, thus ensuring no need for a bone screen.
  • A newly developed discharge system that ensures composted material is discharging so you always have room in the drum.
  • Many steel drums turn on a chain system, The Ecodrum™ has rollers running the course of the drum, ensuring you have no stress on the drum and requiring less energy to turn the drum.
  • Safety ladders are located on both sides of the loading door. All door hardware is all chrome and safety pins are standard on all Ecodrum™ drums.
  • Ecodrum™ uses a tapered door system that seals from leakage.  The drum has built in rain drains so moisture never builds up on the drum or in the doorway.
  • All drums come with Analog temperature probes; however, we do offer as an option; PLC controller and wireless temperature sensors.
  • We offer manure end users, hopper delivery systems for easy transfer of materials to the drum.

Producers Advantage Compared to Other methods of Composting:

  • The Ecodrum™ system uses approximately half the shavings of Bin Systems.
  • Our drum eliminates ground leaching and contamination often associated with Bin systems.
  • You can re-use up to 50 % of the compost existing an Ecodrum™ system back into the drum with proper moisture being maintained.
  • Compared to incineration, and bin systems an Ecodrum™ system reduces the amount of energy required to manage the system.
  • Neighbor friendly, the Ecodrum™ is an out of sight process, enclosed so that you have no scavengers, have significantly less odor than bin or incinerations systems and gives you peace of mind in bio-security at the farm.
  • Proper compost needs nitrogen, carbon, moisture and air.   An Ecodrum™ system is the only system that ensures proper compost by adding air; others only simply rot and turn.
  • Once the compost is over 131 F, it kills Avian Influenza within 8 minutes according to the Virginia DEQ.

Operating an Ecodrum™ System:

  • The Ecodrum™ System, is a continuous flow process, and is easy to operate, and once set will rotate automatically 3 to 4 times a day,   moving product from the loading door and moving it forward in the drum with each rotation.   Ecodrum™ draws oxygen through the drum with each rotation and exhausts it in the front of the drum; this provides the essential oxygen for microbial activity in the drum.
  • The size of the drum which is 5 foot in diameter was specifically designed to ensure the correct amount of oxygen, and enable a producer to maximize their level of mortality.  The construction and fabrication of the drum, ensures the producer that product will move freely through the drum, without being impacted since it is corrosion free.
  • The mixture in the drum, of nitrogen, carbon, moisture and oxygen and following a recommended recipe will result in temperature ranging from 131 F to 160 F.  A temperature probe that can be easily read is located on the second section of the drum and on larger drums two are located so you can read and monitor the temperature daily.
  • The Ecodrum™ allows the user to correct the recipe, by changing the direction of the drum, to add more bulking material.  However, on our larger models, we have a secondary loading door to adjust a recipe.
  • The process itself usually takes between 4 and 14 days depending on what is being composted.
  • The Ecodrum™ exist system is a 20” diameter opening where product discharges.  On an Ecodrum™ system, we have designed a discharge process that will move composted material quickly to accommodate more room in the drum.
  • Ecodrum™ has simplified composting, and created a management tool that reduces labor and easy to operate and provides safe compost.

ECODRUM COMPOSTER MODELS – Click Here – PDF

South Dade Soil & Water Conservation District is a distributor for Ecodrum™

Call us now for more information:

Telephone:  (305) 242-1288

  

 

 

 

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