November 17, 2020

 

Kohshin gives an overview of composting animal waste

 

Press release

 

 

 

Composting process (in terms of producing organic fertiliser/compost) points to a process of any kind of biodegradable waste being decomposed by microorganisms under aerobic conditions. The key factors for a good composting process are correct humidity and temperature levels and oxygen supply.

 

 

Why it is important to compost?


If livestock waste is not processed correctly it can cause environmental problems such as groundwater contamination, emission of bad odour and a huge outbreak of flies. Also, the use of unprocessed manure as a fertiliser could cause problems such as growth of unwanted weed seeds, spread of harmful bacteria such as salmonella and E. coli.

 

How to compost animal waste?


Composting manure can be done manually by using a shovel loader, but it will be a tough job if there is a large amount to be processed. In addition, manual composting is not so efficient. By automating the process, it is possible to make the work much simpler and to produce a high-quality organic fertiliser at the same time.


Kohshin Composter is automatically operated using timers and sensors. The operator's job is only to place the raw materials at the input side of the machine and to take the final products out at the output side. Therefore, one operator can manage multiple machines. In addition, our composters agitate the manure one to two times a day, while supplying fresh air to the microorganisms to accelerate the composting process. Efficient processing occurs due to the activity of aerobic microorganisms, which produce heat during decomposition that can increase the temperature to approximately 60-70℃. Maintaining a temperature of 60-70℃ for several minutes to few hours can kill disease-causing pathogens such as salmonella, E. coli and weed seeds. This is one of the reasons why composted products from Kohshin Composter are safe to use.


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