The ATD Manure System

Recycles Flush and Wash waters to reduce handling costs.

The ATD Manure System takes the manure daily and after initial processing for bedding or solids for transport will collect and discharge the remaining Suspended Solids with a concentrate of the Dissolved Solids and Nitrogen fertilizer to your Lagoon while returning clean, disinfected, drinking quality water to replenish the flush and wash water systems in the barns.

The result will be a significantly lower demand on your daily fresh water supplies, reduced lagoon volume with stronger nutrient values and the ability to upgrade freshwater quality if needed.

Dairy Farm
Hog Farm

Examples of a dairy farm with presses installed:

ONE PRESS INSTALLED:  Input L/day  Output L/day
Manure produced to Lagoon 12% solids             17,000
Add Flushing to bring solids to 6%             17,000
Drier solids under cover                    1,967
Flush water returned                 17,000
Wash water returned                    5,544
TDS concentrate to storage                    2,507
Lagoon storage                    6,982
TOTAL             34,000                 34,000
Reduction in freshwater demand             22,544  L/day
Reduction in lagoon volume, new TSS 72% 14%
TWO PRESSES INSTALLED:  Input  L/day  Output L/day
Manure produced to Lagoon 12% solids             17,000
Add Flushing to bring solids to 6%             17,000
Drier solids under cover                    3,327
Flush water returned                 17,000
Wash water returned                    5,544
TDS concentrate to storage                    2,507
Lagoon storage                    5,622
TOTAL             34,000                 34,000
Reduction in freshwater demand             22,544  L/day
Reduction in lagoon volume, new TSS 76% 11.3%

Example of a hog farm:

Present Lagoon Contents 97.8% 2.2% L/day
Liquids Solids Total
Feed to ATD system      97,800                 2,200    100,000
Solids to Lagoon @23% DM         7,365                 2,200         9,565
Feed to RO      90,435
TDS concentrate to Lagoon 10%         9,043         9,043
Recycled      81,391      81,391
All nutrients in less volume uses less fresh water Solids Total
Old lagoon 2.2%    100,000
New Lagoon, % Reduction, new TSS 81.4% 11.8%      18,609
Reduction in daily fresh water  L/day      81,391

This reduction in freshwater demand conserves a natural resource and reduces field time and costs while retaining nutrients in a more easily distributed form.

Advantages with the ATD Dairy and Pork Manure Management System

At present, any move to expand or consolidate livestock operations has been inhibited by the cost to collect, store, and apply manure nutrients. There are moratoriums on new construction and citizen push back at hearings for new operations and now climate change is making it nearly impossible for some farmers to water their livestock. However, adaptations of existing technology now offer solutions – extract fresh water from the manure daily, reducing farm consumption by up to 50% and prepare everything else for other uses or sale off-site.

FEATURES

  • Can be installed in steps to suit time and budget

  • Time tested equipment from International Suppliers

  • Operates effectively in most climates

  • Can be adapted for digester operations

  • Adapts to installed solids separation equipment

  • Flush pits refilled daily with filtered water

  • Requires less space than biological treatments

  • Automated operation with remote support from suppliers

BENEFITS

  • Increased sustainability and the protection of legacy farm values

  • Reduces farm fresh water requirements by up to 50%

  • Reduces field time, compaction and fuel costs

  • Provides opportunity for new cash flow

  • Allows herd expansion on the same acreage if nutrient balance maintained

  • Eliminates slurry application and safety concerns in favour of manure solids and concentrate

  • Daily treatment reduces odours

  • Recognizes improved environmental management and husbandry

  • Improves air quality for healthier animals and staff

  • Reduces exposure to regulatory sanctions and adverse public opinion associated with manure management

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