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McLanahan Corporation - Membrane System
Agricultural

Company Description:

McLanahan Corporation provides complete manure management solutions for the agricultural industry. McLanahan's custom engineered systems help dairies minimize the challenges of manure handling with safer, simpler and smarter solutions.

Technology Description:

The challenges and regulations in today’s tough marketplace require producers to be more efficient, more productive and more profitable. The McLanahan Nutrient Separation System allows dairies to do more with their valued manure stream. For more on how this tested and proven technology can economically benefit your operation, contact McLanahan today.

 

McLanahan Corporation

200 Wall St.

Holidaysburg, PA 16648

USA

814-695-9807

 

Technology Type

  • UF Membrane

Vendor

  • Equipment Vendor
  • Project Developer

Product

  • Concentrated Nutrients
  • Fiber

Problem

  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorous
  • Storage
  • Pathogens
  • GHG

 

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Technology Strengths,Weaknesses and Critical Indicators

Ultra-Filtration (UF) Membrane Based Nutrient Removal technologies can be used to reduce both suspended and dissolved solids depending on location specific requirements:

  • Produces low nutrient irrigation water and marketable products when paired with other technologies
  • Always produce a stream leaving membrane and stream rejected by membrane
  • Membranes of various size: Micro-filtration, Ultra-Filtration and Nano-Filtration each allowing various sized particles through the membrane
  • Depending on the membrane, effective pre-treatment to remove coarse, fibrous solids as well as fine suspended solids are important to system viability and reliability
  • Membrane failure and high pressure/energy costs can be a concern
  • Proven technology for nitrogen recovery, phosphorous recovery, and pathogen reduction.

Newtrient Comments/Opinions:

Membrane Based Nutrient Removal technologies:

  • Produces recycled water and marketable products when paired with other technologies
  • Always produce a stream leaving membrane and stream rejected by membrane
  • Membranes of various size: Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration and Reverse Osmosis—each allowing various sized particles through the membrane
  • Reverse Osmosis required to remove salts and achieve water suitable for discharge
  • Effective pre-treatment to remove coarse, fibrous solids as well as fine suspended solids are important to system viability and reliability
  • Membrane failure and high pressure/energy costs can be a concern 

 

McLanahan Corporation’s membrane filtration offerings, part of their complete line of dairy manure advanced manure treatment, includes Ultrafiltration and Reverse Osmosis.  Ultrafiltration is used to remove fine suspended solids from manure that has been pre-treated to remove course, fibrous solids.  Ultrafiltration “solid” effluent can be further processed by a centrifuge to remove phosphorus and organic nitrogen while the “liquid” effluent can be further processed to remove ammonia-nitrogen with ammonium sulfate as one final product (see ammonia stripping technology).

 

Newtrient will continue to work with McLanahan to further refine the cost and performance information as more information comes in with new commercial dairy installations.  

Comments added 02/03/2017

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