The ATD Manure System takes the manure as collected in the barns or as discharged from digesters daily and captures virtually 100% of the solids, increasing dry matter content to 24%+. This provides more and lighter solids to store, transfer or apply while reducing labor, fuel, and soil compaction with improved field access. The water captured by this separation is treated to animal quality standards by extracting the Total Dissolved Solids it contains and concentrating them by a factor of 10+. The smaller volume of this concentrate can be stored above ground and sold or applied precisely where and when it is needed. The clean water can be fed to the herd, cutting daily freshwater consumption by about 50%.
The ‘clean’ water produced by the ATD system will be suitable for use all over the farm. It will hold about the same Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) as bottled water and be additionally disinfected by Ultra Violet ray exposure. Daily production can be directed instantaneously to any of these distribution systems: Irrigation/storage/wash water/misting/drinking