AKO Pinch Valves Helping to keep the Earth ‘Green’
AKO UK has been working alongside a renewable waste company by supplying their products into a unique environmentally friendly food waste recycling centre. The recycled waste plant is being built with high quality components to reduce downtime, and where possible components that use less energy.
The plant uses an innovative (wet) in-vessel aerobic process known as 3rd generation ATAD (Accelerated Thermophillic Aerobic Design), generating temperatures of up to 80’C and completely pasteurising and treating the food waste in as little as 72 hours. The process and location provides several distinct advantages over the usual in-vessel (IVC) and traditional composting methods. They are:
– Small operating footprint (approx 35,000sq/ft)
– Rapid process times
– Reduced travelling times
– Cost effective alternative to landfill
– Cost effective alternative to ICV and AD processing
– Energy efficient and low carbon footprint
As pressures increase on the food service industry, supermarkets and Local Authorities to recycle of more food waste, many supermarkets are looking for alternatives to landfill, but find they have to travel considerable distances to achieve their goals.
This system is designed to accept both loose food waste from the catering industry and packaged waste from food retail outlets. Many composting processes can only take a small percentage of food waste as the daily intake in relation to garden waste; but this system uses a special process to take organic liquids and food waste to produce a high quality fertilizer ready for use by the farming community.
In addition to the benefits stated above the plant, by way of output, manufactures high grade nutrient rich fertiliser. This can be readily used in agriculture as an alternative to fossil fuel based fertilisers.