WASTE MANAGEMENT

DIGESTERS and SRS RENDERING

For the treatment of: Stable manure, Organic waste, Flotation sludges, Slaughterhouse waste, Intestines, Blood, Meat, Fat etc.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

Technic for quality and performance
Hof ten Bergestraat 7 2381 Weelde - Belgium

Tel. +32(0)14 65 66 67 E-mail: info@euroindustries.be

) Stomach contents Blood Sludge from the waste water treatment Bones and hairs are not treatable in a digester. In a few words: A rendering system treats all the waste materials in order to be used as a fertilizer or for incineration (Category 2 and 1) or as an animal or for pet food (Category 3). The fat and oil coming from the rendering process can be used as a bio-fuel. ANAEROB DIGESTION (biogas) of slaughterhouse waste Our design utilises well-established mechanical principles proven in over a hundred digester systems. Both systems are in our delivery program. 2 . white offal’s etc. Feeding the digester is never a problem. red offal’s. the system can be build as a compact equipment. so the complete process is a low energy cost process. only the gas production is lower. and has a number of advantages over other designs. The Euro Industries bvba digester system is suitable for treatment of a wide range of organic wastes including: Stable Manure All meat waste (intestines. Holiday periods or periods in which it is not able to feed the digester do not disturb the process. The Basic Design Type and quantity of wastes and sludge’s coming from a slaughterhouse can be treated or by rendering or by anaerobe digestion (biogas). For the treatment of organic wastes from slaughterhouses Euro Industries bvba offers two possible solutions. A digester system treats all the waste materials in an air closed system with sufficient retention time in order to degree the organic materials and to produce interesting quantities of methane gas for heating system and steam boiler or also cogeneration and to produce electricity. presented in this information brochure. disposal and utilising by-products. however the two systems are totally different from approach. In the Euro Industries anaerobe digester all materials can be treated up to an average dry substance of 15%. conforming to legislation regarding use. This is a special and unique advantage of our system. Due to the high possible dry substance. The treated organic waste materials in the digester can be used after dewatering for composting and as a fertilizer. In times of low feeding the digester.Euro Industries bvba in Belgium has extensive experience of treatment of a wide variety of organic wastes with a view to controlling and managing pollution.

a digester system speeds up the action of these bacteria enabling them to process wastes far more rapidly than would be possible in the often still and cold conditions where they are normally found. At this temperature a Mesophilic process takes place inside the digester. The mixing system is the most important mechanical system in the short term. This signal is used to control gas use and heating systems. The pasteurisation process for the total waste volume is included to be conform to the European legislation. Gas pressure sensing system A gas pressure manometer responds to variation in gas pressure in the gas system.General description An anaerobic digester is a system which creates optimum conditions for the growth and action of anaerobic bacteria. lakes and oceans. and the mud’s of rivers. These organisms occur naturally in habitats where air is absent such as the stomachs of animals. mixing. 3 . together with an electrical system for operating. working at a temperature of minimum 75 ºC Digester mixing The digester is mixed by gas re-circulation. The system contains a mechanical systems for heating. The pasteurisation process is a closed system. swamps. loading and unloading of wastes. cesspits. Digester system The digesting wastes are maintained at an operating temperature of 36-38 °C by the combustion of some of the biogas produced by the digesting wastes. and to a gas holder. The disadvantage of the Thermophilic process is the instability and high maintenance and operation cost. By maintaining an optimum temperature and by regular feeding and mixing of wastes. The digester tank comprises a sealed and insulated vessel which is sized to process as much waste as possible within the time required by the bacteria to decompose the wastes. Gas produced by the digesting wastes is routed from the gas outlet to a condensation trap which collects moisture from the cooling moist gas. monitoring and controlling the process. where they play a vital role in the decomposition of wastes and recycling of nutrients in the environment. An alternative digesting process is the Thermophilic process which takes place at 55°C.

The temperature of the heating circuit water should not exceed 60 °C due to the high probability of caking of the heat exchangers above this temperature. The Euro Industries Digester System is a cost effective method of waste treatment that can produce valuable by-products • Recycling of organic wastes reduces depend on artificial fertilisers and reduces the consumption of non renewable resources. This design allows the heat exchangers to be removed in the unlikely event they should require repair or maintenance.Digester heating A gas boiler heats water which is circulated to heat exchangers suspended from the roof of the digester. The Heating system contains a thermostat which controls the maximum temperature of the hot water circuit. • Reduced pumping duty. • Removable inox heat-exchangers without process decommissioning. and is indicated by the digital temperature gauge on the control panel. Features of the Euro Industries bvba Digester System • Low profile rectangular tank which may be partially or fully buried and is sympathetic to planning requirements. • Durable well-proven materials for digester construction. • Modular design. • Effective low-power gas mixing system proven on high solids wastes. • • 4 . mounting of all equipment and complete gas closed for a pressure of 20 mbar. The temperature of the digesting wastes is measured by a probe mounted in flanges on the digester roof. • Low cost multi-stage option for process flexibility. Co-generation of electricity and hot water. and allows total access to all parts of the heating circuit. Production and sale of by-products from digested waste can make a significant contribution to the economic viability of a waste treatment system. The Euro Industries digesters are made with isolated polyester roof elements for easy access.

The complete equipment does fit in two 40 feet containers. no smell and no noise. The result is to obtain a serious volume reduction and valuable material that can be used as pet food or as fertilizer direct after the treatment in the SRS unit. flotation sludge’s soft offal’s. sterilisation and Pentra Dryer where they are reduced in particle size. The SRS Rendering System is a key component and build as a compact unit. It is manufactured in three sizes with capacities of 500.000 kilograms per hours. pressure and temperature.SRS CONTINUOUS RENDERING SYSTEM The Euro Industries Continuous Rendering System is designed for processing organic waste from slaughterhouses. For the complete equipment a minimum of space is required. The SRS unit can work in a continuously automatic operation. at this moment the blood. The organic wastes are fed continuously to shredders.000 and 2. We offer the possibility to treat the waste at site at low cost. heated and transported to the sterilisation and Pentra Dryer in order to ensure the highest possible product quality conform to the legislation concerning sterilisation time. The idea of our engineers was to develop an equipment that could treat the waste materials at an acceptable price in a continuous process and at a very low level of cost for maintenance and operation. 5 . during 24 hours per day. The problem In most cases. single or together with other organic waste is based on the idea that a complete closed system can not produce any smell during the treatment. An industrial process that recovers a product within the new legislation of the EU for pet food or fertilizer. How does the SRS unit work ? The equipment for the treatment of blood. 1. The circumstances to treat the waste materials at site are changed. hairs and other waste material from a slaughterhouse are collected for “central treatment or rendering” at high cost.

and sterilizes in the same vessel. This condenser collects all the vapours and after cooling the condensate the water is returned to the waste water treatment system. All energy is almost completely re-used. A batch rendering system cooks. and returned to the steam boiler. and plant sanitation is more difficult. coagulated and pre-dewatered. The high cooking and pressing temperature produces fines which pass into fat. pressurizes. at a minimum pressure of 3 bar and a minimum temperature of 133. 90 ºC. After the continues treatment in the centrifuge the materials are collected in a closed hopper before the final drying steps. The warm liquids coming from the centrifuge are collected in the waste warm liquids tank and are used for pre-warming the incoming organic waste. The following major disadvantages of batch systems are: PENTA DRYER The organic waste. After the coagulation and sterilisation the product will be treated in the next step by a centrifuge. blood. with a guaranteed sufficient retention time of minimum 20 minutes. there is increased potential for re-contaminated of cooked products. offal’s. • • • • • • • Fat is darker. 6 . This means that the system is completely conform to the minimum levels of the new EC legislation. hairs. Batch versus continuous systems Batch and continuous rendering systems each have advantages and disadvantages. The vapours from the Penta Dryer are send to an air condensers. The condensates returning of the Penta Dryer system is approx. It is difficult to control the end point of the cooking process. Carcass materials must be cut and washed otherwise it generates a loss of fat and protein and adds water to the raw material. Finally it is a labor-intensive process. The dry substance after the centrifuge is around 40 %. Since batch rendering processes are not contained in enclosed vessels.3 ºC.Comparison of different rendering processes The conditions of each different rendering system have a considerable effect on the materials and energy requirements and also on the properties of the final product. The last part of the installation is the cooling screw conveyor. There is a high consumption of steam if vent steam is not recovered as hot water. The sterilisation is a continuous sterilisation type. this means that the materials are almost dry when they come out of the centrifuge. sludge. to cool down the meal coming from the Penta Dryer. feathers and other solids are pressed into the step of sterilisation.

• • • General Compared a conventional batch dry rendering method using screw press defatting to a continuous wet rendering method using centrifugal defatting for processing inedible raw material (76. • Effective low-power and energy consumption. 15 % industrial bones.8% • Approximately 40% less steam is used compared with batch rendering The SRS unit answers completely to the recent developments and legislation in the field of treatment of organic waste. and 8. Such the key equipment parts. • Durable well-proven materials for SRS construction. thus saving construction costs. Such control centers feature process control panels. Continuous systems occupy considerably less space than batch cooker systems of equivalent capacity. • Containerised Modular design.5% soft offal. continuous systems achieve a significant savings in fuel usage by the boilers. more specific the new classification and the hygienic demands versus the destination of the product. They are labor-efficient Continuous systems are more conductive to computerized control through centers located inside environmentally controlled rooms.Continuous system – advantages • • • Continuous systems consist of a single cooker. • Fully automatic operation.5% swine cadavers) there are several features. less electric power is consumed for agitation in the single continuous cooker units. Single-cooker units are inherently more efficient than multiple-cooker units in terms of steam consumption. Thus. Continuous systems usually have a higher capacity than batch systems. Features of the Euro Industries SRS Rendering System • Less space required. 7 . Process microcomputers control all start/stop operations in an interlocking sequence. • Production of tallow and meal of high quality • The meal fat is about 5 . which provide a schematic flow diagram of the entire process. adjust the speeds of computerized control through centers located inside environmentally controlled rooms. saving on maintenance and operation cost. indicator lights show. Likewise. Whether individual equipment components are on or off. and control various process elements to optimize plant operation.

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