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Therma-Flite - Drying System
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Company Description:

As the challenges of disposing of Class B biosolids become more daunting, forward-thinking treatment plants are searching for cost effective solutions that will help their communities become EPA-compliant. For many reasons the disposal of Class B has become a problem. Transportation cost and tipping fees are soaring, in some instances landfills are, without notice, refusing to accept further deliveries of Class B biosolids.

Technology Description:

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Therma-Flite

849 Jackson St.

Benicia, CA 94510

USA

707-747-5949

 

Technology Type

  • Active Solids Drying

Vendor

  • Equipment Vendor

Problem

  • Nitrogen
  • Storage
  • Odor
  • Pathogens
  • GHG

 

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Technology Strengths,Weaknesses and Critical Indicators

Active Drying Technologies:

  • Produce a marketable product, dry manure solids, and reduce transportation costs
  • Require energy to reduce water content and dry manure solids, purchased energy cost are an issue
  • Require operator attention in excess of other systems due to the risk of combustion
  • Other compounds are released with the water (i.e. ammonia, hydrogen sulfide), and require additional treatment
  • Potential loss of ammonia nitrogen due to volatilization
  • Proven technology for storage reduction, odor control, GHG reduction and pathogen reduction

Newtrient Comments/Opinions:

Evaporation and Drying Technologies:

  • Uses heat to produce either manure with less water or dried manure solids
  • Systems that reduce water in manure use a series of evaporators to sequentially evaporate water from liquid slurries—energy is supplied either by purchased fuel and/or waste heat from other processes
  • Systems that dry separated solids use either a belt or drum to evaporate water from separated solids—energy is supplied either by purchased fuel, electricity and/or waste heat from other processes
  • Chemicals are released with the water (i.e. ammonia, hydrogen sulfide), and this often requires additional treatment such as condensation of the water and/or scrubbing of the chemicals
  • The requirement for purchased energy and costs are a significant concern leading to a tradeoff between input costs and gains in liquid concentration and transportation/market of by-products

 

Therma-Flite technology has not been evaluated using Newtrient's 9-point scoring process because this vendor is not seeking any additional dairy based projects. The information and photographs on this company and technology have been collected from public sources and has not been validated by the company at this time.

Comments added 02/03/2017

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