FAN Separator – Screw Press

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FAN Separator – Screw Press

The Pioneer in Separation Technology

Company Description:

FAN Separator is a traditional, European company carrying out business worldwide. FAN designs and manufactures according to strict European standards, thus ensuring the highest quality down to the smallest detail. Our aim is leadership in quality in the areas of separation and slurry technology as well as waste water management in the non-agricultural sector. For this reason FAN works to produce sustainable and economic solutions. FAN is dedicated to a modern conservation of values and FAN’s mission is at the same time FAN’s highest requirement: FAN wants satisfied customers. Worldwide.

Technology Description:

The Press Screw Separator PSS by FAN, a company of the Bauer Group, covers a broad spectrum of applications, from agriculture over biogas and bioethanol plants and food processing to the chemical industry. The innovative technology separates sewage in its solid and liquid elements.  

The secret of the versatility of the Press Screw Separator PSS is that it can adjust to different dry matter contents. Thick liquids (20% dry matter content) as well as thin liquids (below 0.1 % dry matter content) can be treated optimally. The consistence of the gained solid can be varied with the help of a patented output regulator by the amount and position of counter weights. This enables dry matter contents in the range between 25 and 55 percent.  

This way the required consistency of the final product for either further storage, use as fertilizer or the basis for compost can be reached. The liquid phase can easily be drained through a pipe or hose system. Compared to conventional separation systems the PSS is time and cost efficient.

FAN Separator 107 Eastwood Rd./ PO Box 8943 Michigan City, IN USA 630-750-3482 Visit Company Website

Technology Type

  • Screw Press

Vendor

  • Equipment Vendor

Product

  • Bedding
  • Compost
  • Fiber

Problem

  • GHG
  • Nitrogen
  • Odor
  • Phosphorous
  • Storage

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Technology Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators

Screw press technologies:

  • Produces fiber for bedding, soil amendment and compost
  •  Used extensively on dairies across the country to reduce concerns associated with storage and application
  • Do not significantly reduce nutrients from the manure stream
  • Can utilize many types of technology like slope screen, screw press, rotary drum and others
  • Used before many other technologies to remove coarse solids
  • Minimal maintenance and operator time required
  • Proven technology for nitrogen recovery, phosphorous recovery, storage reduction, GHG reduction, and odor control but with limited impact in all cases

Newtrient Comments/Opinions:

Coarse solids separation technologies:

  • Produces fiber for bedding, soil amendment and compost
  • Used extensively on dairies across the country to reduce storage and application concerns
  • Does not significantly reduce nutrients from the manure stream
  • Can utilize many types of technology like slope screen, screw press, rotary drum and others
  • Used before many other technologies to remove coarse solids
  • Minimal maintenance and operator time required
 

Bauer Group is a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of reliable screw press separation technologies, with hundreds of installations in the United States.  Bauer Groups separators are sold under both the Bauer and FAN brands. The Bauer and Fan screw presses are the industry standard. The company has a long track record of manufacturing reliable solid-liquid separation equipment.

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

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