We are pleased to announce we have moved into a new facility to expand our pilot testing capabilities, analytical lab, and office space. Our new address is:
600 S. Wagner
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
This unique space is part of the MI-HQ Innovation Building.
When a client comes to us with a difficult wastewater, we get right to work identifying how best we can meet our client’s goals. In this case, our customer had a laundry wastewater laden with ink and volatile organics. We used our stainless steel ultrafiltration to remove suspended solids and most of the color, then developed a unique oxidative approach to reduce the VOCs and further reduce the color. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help tackle your wastewater project!
Wastewater, UF permeate, and oxidized UF permeate
For Immediate Release
Media Contacts: Becky Huttenga | Program Development | firstname.lastname@example.org | 616-994-4745
Doug Huesdash | Business Development | email@example.com | 616-994-4745
ACRE AgTech welcomed Digested Organics LLC as a new client on May 15, 2017. Digested Organics provides the agribusiness sector with sustainable waste management, alternative energy, and water reclamation solutions. ACRE AgTech will use its resources to connect Digested Organics with agricultural and food processing operations that can benefit from their product line.
Digested Organics, an Ann Arbor based company, was founded in 2013 with the goal of improving the way society manages organic waste. Simply put, their system can take all different kinds of organic waste— manure, vegetable scraps, beverage waste—and digest it into a fiber component, a nutrient component, and a reusable water component. Initially targeting food waste from grocery stores and food processors as well as solids from municipal wastewater treatment systems, owner Bobby Levine soon saw the tremendous opportunity to help dairy and swine operations manage their manure and nutrients more effectively.
With 425,000 dairy cows and 2,000 swine farms in the State of Michigan, Levine began looking for ways to connect with those producers and reached out to ACRE AgTech for assistance.
ACRE’s Business Development Manager, Doug Huesdash, got to know Levine, his team, and their products in order to determine how ACRE’s services could benefit their organization. It soon became clear that this would be a mutually beneficial relationship. Levine commented “The ACRE team has been responsive to our needs before and since becoming a client. They helped us secure a Michigan based sales representative almost immediately as well as several new customer contacts. We value the connections and business expertise they have and look forward to continuing to work with ACRE to reach our goals.” ACRE will continue working alongside Levine and his team to help them achieve their business goals while helping producers and food processors solve their waste and nutrient management issues.
Digested Organics has successfully installed their technology onsite at Majestic Crossing Dairy, a dairy farm in Wisconsin. As a result of using Digested Organics’ technology on their farm, Majestic Dairy is able to process their 20,000 gallons of manure per day into clean water for farm use and surface water discharge, while at the same time harvesting energy through biogas generation. The water that is produced from the manure is so clean that Majestic Dairy has obtained a surface water discharge permit from the DNR, a permit that has stringent requirements.
Digested Organics will be onsite at Michigan State University’s Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center through June 23 demonstrating how their technology functions by running test samples from food processors, farmers with manure management issues, and anyone with wastewater challenges. For more information about Digested Organics LLC or if you are interested in providing a sample, please contact Dan Morton, their sales representative, at 616-437-3294 or visit their website at www.digestedorganics.com.
ACRE AgTech, formerly the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, has been providing connections and resources to agtech entrepreneurs in Ottawa County and across Michigan since December, 2014. For more information about ACRE AgTech, please visit our website, www.acreagtech.com, or contact us at 616994-4745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Leachate, UF Permeate, and RO Permeate
We have wrapped up our testing with swine manure in Mercer County and are pleased to report that our unique ultrafiltration system can remove 94-97% of the phosphorus in swine manure.
For a complete analysis, click here to download the final report.
To our knowledge, Majestic Crossing Dairy just became the only dairy farm in the State of Wisconsin (and maybe the country) to be granted a Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (PDES) permit for a manure treatment system that produces clean water. We are grateful to the DNR and EPA for their hard work in making this possible and we look forward to demonstrating to the dairy industry that it is indeed possible to economically treat manure to produce discharge-quality water.
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.
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