Some hog and dairy farms face a shortage of water and/or a shortage of available acreage for the application of animal manures. If solving that problem is important to you – READ ON!
Manure is typically 90% water, so by recycling that water back as drinking water to the animals we have reduced at least one part of the problem. By drying and pelleting the solids and nutrients and selling them to another farm we have completed the solution, allowing herd expansion on the existing acreage without environmental impact, conserving the water resource and a sustainable legacy for the future. There are more benefits!
By using available technology we separate the solids from the liquids, then extract the nutrients from those liquids to leave pure, pathogen free, disinfected water to be returned as drinking or wash water to the barns. Then we add those nutrients to the solids, dry and pelletize them for sale, adding supplements if needed to suit the local market.
How can you buy it? The ‘system’ can be sold as two modules – partial water recovery and full water recovery with salable fertilizer pellets. (see how they fit together) The first module will involve ATD’s management and customized specification and fabrication by Bi Pure Water Canada Inc. It will extract some portion of drinking water from the manure for the animals while returning dissolved nutrients and fines to the lagoon for field application. The second module will be preceded by a scoping study by our engineers to create a budget of costs and revenues. Once approved, the client will negotiate with our engineers as to the level of assistance they might require as our engineers provides all details of construction and operation. Bi Pure will update the initial installation to cope with the increased volumes. There will be an option for a pre-paid after-sales-service agreement that provide on-site inspections, response to trouble calls, obtaining spare parts, providing technical assistance and operator training. ATD will charge a one-time fee based on volume for the system and a modest follow-on royalty.
What does it cost? As each project is unique we cannot forecast costs, so a ‘scoping’ study matches the client’s situation with our solution and outlines budget costs and revenues. If the project proceeds the study fee will be refunded by ATD. Each job is customized to the client, local labor and materials are used wherever possible. All purchases are off-the-shelf with the exception of the water treatment module built by Bi Pure Water Canada Inc. based on client specifications. Nothing happens until you see the whole picture. We target payback of the whole investment at less than five years.