Bio-Energetik Systems Process
Bio-Energetik systems convert contaminated municipal organic wastes into renewable energy and a high-quality soil amendment. Read about the process below.
Upon arrival to the processing facility, organic waste is “tipped” from the collection vehicle onto the receiving area where the operator can perform a load check to identify and remove large contaminants. From there, a front-end loader or bobcat can be used to load the organic material into an elevated hopper for conveyance into the Turbo Separator.
The Turbo Separator is a stand-alone piece of equipment that offers near complete contamination removal via separation of the mixed materials according to their ability to absorb the energy of the rotating paddles. Most organic materials are unable to absorb the mechanical energy, and are broken apart and fall out of the separator drum; plastic and metal components pass through the drum into a collection bin.
Once the organic waste is separated from the inert contaminants, the slurried organic material is conveyed into a homogenization tank (if needed) or directly into the IBR digester tank(s). Any fine inert materials remaining in the slurry (i.e., sand, glass) can be removed via the conical tank bottom and clean-out valve.
The organic material remains in the IBR tanks for 3-5 days where it is converted into renewable energy (methane) and a clean, stabilized soil amendment. The methane can be used directly for onsite heat demands, or can be cleaned and used to fuel a cogeneration engine, a fuel cell, or compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.