Process

SOILCO’s 35 year history has provided extensive experience with aerated turn pile, aerated static pile and aerated in-vessel composting methods.

We can help organics recycling facilities with infrastructure upgrades based on our own project works.

We also help local governments and communities close the loop, using composting technology.

The aerobic composting process includes blending a range of organic materials including food and garden waste so they aerobically decompose and create ‘humus’.

Microorganisms requiring oxygen to function (aerobic bacteria) break down the organic matter and produce carbon dioxide, ammonia, water, heat and humus. There are billions of microorganisms in a gram of compost.

At temperatures of 55°C and above, many microorganisms that are human or plant pathogens are destroyed. Because temperatures over about 65°C kill many forms of microbes and limit the rate of decomposition, our processes use positive aeration and mixing to keep the temperature below this point.

Composting can be a closely monitored process with measured inputs of water, air, and carbon- and nitrogen-rich organic materials.

Process

In Vessel Composting

Static Pile

Turn Pile

Control