Digested Organics Prevents Manure Lagoon Overflows

This fall, Hurricane Florence’s rains flooded a large area of North Carolina that included many hog farms, causing overflows of the manure lagoons. These overflows raised serious concerns around pollution and questions about the best way to deal with hog manure.

Situations like this could be prevented in the future with the use of Digested Organics’ waste management solutions. Our customized stainless steel ultrafiltration systems can turn manure into a filtrate with little to no suspended solids, bacteria, and phosphorus, while simultaneously creating a high value concentrated fertilizer for more targeted land application. For sites that want to remove water from lagoons and directly discharge it to nearby waterways, we use our Two-Step Reverse Osmosis System to polish the UF permeate, creating crystal clear water for discharge (or reuse) and a second concentrated fertilizer. Used together, we call our integrated filtration package the Nutrient Concentration & Water Reclamation System.

Digested Organics’ products are customized to the farmer’s needs and have proven to be better for the bottom line and better for the environment. Give us a call at 844-934-4378 to learn how we can help you improve lagoon and manure management today.

Digested Organics Awarded Grant for Manure Ultrafiltration in Vermont Phosphorus Innovation Challenge

Digested Organics was recently awarded a $45,000 grant to study manure and digestate ultrafiltration in Vermont as part of the Vermont Phosphorus Innovation Challenge (VPIC). We will be deploying a mobile pilot-scale ultrafiltration system to show how we can concentrate the phosphorus in dairy manure (or digested manure) into about 20% of the initial volume, thereby making it possible to transport to nearby composting operations for creation of value-added soil amendments that can be exported from the watershed. For more information, please see this presentation and check back here soon for more updates.

A video of the recent press conference is available via Facebook or can be viewed here:

Vermont Phosphorus Innovation Challenge winners announced. #VT #ThinkVT

Posted by Vermont Agency of Agriculture on Friday, October 5, 2018

Digested Organics presenting at Dairy Strong 2018 (Jan 17, 3 pm)

We are excited to be presenting at Dairy Strong 2018 at the Innovation Stage.

Our presentation will be on Wednesday January 17th at 3:00 PM:

Nutrient concentration and water reclamation systems and the dairy farm’s ‘triple bottom line’

The event is being held at the Monona Terrace Convention Center.

Digested Organics completes landfill leachate trial

In addition to providing farms with cutting-edge technology to reclaim water, produce organic-certifiable fertilizers, and reduce manure handling costs, Digested Organics recently complete a trial with landfill leachate.  For landfills that are currently hauling leachate and experiencing high costs for disposal, our ultrafiltration platform can provide a robust and cost-effective solution to reduce suspended solids, BOD and COD, color/turbidity, and metals.  Download a more thorough testing report here.

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Ultrafiltration Permeate (coming out of demo unit hose)

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Leachate, UF Permeate, and RO Permeate

“Area farm to try manure technology”–Ultrafiltration Trials set to Begin on Swine Manure

After working with dairy manure for the last several years, Digested Organics will launch its first pilot with swine manure in collaboration with Mercer County, Ohio next week.  Ag Solutions Coordinator Theresa Dirksen helped coordinate plans for the pilot, which will primarily investigate how the ultrafilration (UF) technology we employ can remove phosphorus from swine manure. As shown in the graph below, UF typically removes 97+% of phosphorus from dairy manure and we expect similar performance with swine manure. Normally about 90 gallons of liquid (called UF permeate) with less than 0.2 lbs/1000 gal phosphorus is created for every 100 gallons of manure filtered.

Our proposal to Mercer County stated: “Performance information collected during this demonstration will allow us to size and price commercial-scale equipment, as well as determine operating costs, to give farmers and regulatory agencies in Mercer County a sense of how much this technology costs to implement on various size farms.”
Download the flyer here to learn about public viewing opportunities.

To learn more, read the full article here:

https://www.dailystandard.com/archive/2016-11-25/stories/30945/area-farm-to-try-manure-technology

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“Cleaning up manure”–Digested Organics featured in Wisconsin State Farmer

A reporter with the Wisconsin State Farmer recently covered the PDPW Tour of our Integrated Manure Management System at Majestic Crossing Dairy in Sheboygan Falls, WI.

Some highlights from the article include:

“We had been looking at manure treatment systems for years, but we just couldn’t get comfortable with either the technology or the costs involved,” Strauss said. “This seemed like the right fit for our farm. We like the fact that it’s highly automated, has a small footprint and is environmentally sustainable  — something that is important to us and to our community”. Strauss said by removing the water they are able to save a lot of money and wear and tear on roads by not hauling water with the nutrients to their fields.

Read the full story here:

http://www.wisfarmer.com/story/news/state/2016/11/29/cleaning-up-manure/94553870/

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Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) to Showcase Majestic Crossing Dairy

The Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) will showcase six cutting-edge dairies through the PDPW Nutrient Innovation & Dairy Technology Tours, Wednesday, Nov. 9 and Thursday, Nov. 10. We are proud that our Integrated Manure Management System (IMMS) at Majestic Crossing Dairy is one of the tour stops this year!

The chartered bus tour will depart at 9 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. each day from Fox Valley Technical College in Chilton.  Fellow dairy farmers looking to grow their business or increase environmental or on-farm management efficiencies will see firsthand the latest innovations and technologies the industry has to offer.

Advanced registration is required for processing.  Please complete and submit your registration by Mon., Nov. 7.  For more information call PDPW at 800-947-7379 or review the program flyer.

 

Thanks for visiting with us at World Dairy Expo!

We had a great time meeting farmers from around the world at this year’s World Dairy Expo!  Here, Chris Maloney and Dean Strauss, owner of Majestic Crossing Dairy in Sheboygan Falls, WI are enjoying a morning coffee and discussing the latest upgrades we’ve made to his Nutrient Concentration and Water Reclamation System.  Dean is the proud owner of our second-generation, all stainless steel ultrafiltration system.  It’s up and running and we’ll be putting more info on the website in the coming weeks!img952512

Visit with us at World Dairy Expo on October 4-8

Digested Organics is unveiling the latest in ultrafiltration technology at Majestic Crossing Dairy, our flagship commercial facility in Sheboygan Falls, WI. Come see us at World Dairy Expo 2016 Booth AR #443 October 4-8 to learn more about the full range of economic and environmental benefits from our Integrated Manure Management System!

Please come visit us at Farm Technology Days (July 19 to 21)

Digested Organics will be at Farm Technology Days (Lot #714) at Snudden Farms in Lake Geneva, WI on July 19-21. Please come visit our booth to learn more about the Integrated Manure Management System (IMMS) and how we can turn your farm’s manure into clean water and concentrated fertilizer.

Chris Maloney and Don Heilman will be there, along with our two demostration skids.  These skids are available to interested farms so we can show you at your farm how our technology works.  Please contact Chris directly if you’re interested in setting up a demo at 847-431-6826.

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