The ATD Manure System

Captures 100% of the solids

The ATD Manure System takes the raw manure as collected in the barns or as discharged from anaerobic digesters daily and captures 100% of the solids and increases dry matter content to 30%+. 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 can be treated to animal quality standards by extracting the Total Dissolved Solids it contains and concentrating them by a factor of 10+ as determined by the solubility of minerals in the water. 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 freshwater consumption by about 50%, or stored in a re-purposed lagoon for irrigation or fire suppression.

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

System Volumes

Daily Manure Balance Kg Input Kg Output
Manure produced to Lagoon 12% solids 17,000
Add Barn Flushing Water to bring solids to 6% 17,000
Solids to storage 8,160 24%
Flush water returned 17,000 50%
Irrigation/Wash water returned 6,394 19%
TDS Concentrate to storage 2,446 7%
34,000 34,000 100%

Lagoon contents now, 3.2 million gals. Future Option: Irrigation, 0.6 million gals., no irrigation = zero gals.

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 drinking 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

  • Patented processes

  • 100% capture of solids and virtually all nutrients available for sale

  • 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

  • Phosphorous reduction is available

  • Fuel Tax Reduction: How do you reduce fuel consumption and the taxes that go with it?

  • Labor on the field:  How do you reduce man hours on the field?

BENEFITS

  • A step towards 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 generated by anaerobic activity in storage

  • 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 liquid slurry storage, transportation and application

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