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Figure 8 Environmental – Polymer Assisted Separation

Manure separation and nutrient management for dairies.

About the Company:

Figure 8 Environmental designs, builds and manages manure processing systems for dairies. By engaging with Figure 8, dairies can offload their sustainability activities to a “one stop shopping” source. This helps dairies to stay compliant with environmental regulations for carbon footprint as well as nutrient and wastewater compliance.

Figure 8 Environment connects all of these issues and creates a complete ecosystem for profitability. Here’s what their system can provide:

  • Immediate Large Particle Bedding Recovery
  • Reduction in Phosphorus, Salt and Nitrogen Loading in Flush Water Irrigation
  • Quick Flush Clarification, Reuse and Avoidance of Fines
  • Nutrient Extraction and Recovery
  • Energy Production
  • Purchasing of Byproducts From Dairies for Additional Income

About the Solution:

Figure 8 Environmental provides a manure management system called CLARA. CLARA removes over 90% of total suspended solids from irrigation flush water, allowing for the treated water to be recycled back through your flush system. It also can substantially reduce lagoon size requirements by 100% and eliminate the need for yearly clean-up, separation pits and future clean-ups. Their process also reduces Nitrogen field loading in irrigation flush water by over 50% and reduces Phosphorus field loading in irrigation flush water by 60%.

CLARA removes over 90% of total suspended solids from irrigation flush water allowing for its use in drip and pivot irrigation systems. This process also removes over 85% of volatile solids from flush water immediately reducing methane generation potential.

Their approach aims to separating manure solids faster and more efficiently which creates a rich nutrient solid that is more manageable and profitable for retail and commercial sale.

Figure 8 Environmental 2930 Patton Way Bakersfield, CA USA (661) 381-6980 Visit Company Website

Solution Type

  • Chemical Flocculation


  • Others
  • Service Provider


  • Concentrated Nutrients
  • Energy
  • Fiber


  • GHG
  • Odor
  • Pathogens

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Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators

Chemical flocculation technologies remove the non-dissolved particles from the waste stream typically resulting in irrigation quality “tea water”:

  • Produces a clay like cake which is high in phosphorus and with significant amounts of organic nitrogen.
  • Supported technologies include belt presses, centrifuges, dissolved air flotation systems and others; all requiring flocculants to achieve high rates of solids removal
  • There is significant variation of chemical and energy use depending on site and by technology
  • There is significant variation of operational intensity depending on site and by technology
  • There is significant variation of cost depending on site and by technology
  • Proven technology for nitrogen recovery, phosphorous recovery, storage reduction, GHG reduction, and odor control

Newtrient Comments/Opinions:

Newtrient will continue to work with Figure 8 Environmental to further refine the cost and performance information as more information becomes available and as new commercial dairy installations come on line.

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