Solid Waste Treatment

Piling up organic material and letting it rot will never result in a high-quality compost. A controlled process using Osorno’s CompoFlex® technology yields a high quality, pathogen-free and weed-free compost called NutriPlenish®. Our CompoFlex® process converts any organic solid or semi-solid waste material into a high quality, biologically stable compost within two weeks. The following material is suitable for the CompoFlex® process: farm waste, manure solids, biosolids, slaughtering waste, and municipal solid waste (garbage).

One of the most important components of in-vessel composting facility is an aeration floor. The information about the BioAer® aeration floor can be viewed at biofilter page.

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Rumors about Composting

There are several rumours about composting, however, a reality check against facts is required.

Rumour: Just pile up the stuff, it will compost eventually.

Fact: It is common to call any type of microbiological degradation “composting”. However, true composting is an aerobic process, i.e. it requires significant amounts of oxygen. Simply piling up organic material is a sure recipe for developing anaerobic conditions throughout the pile, except for the surface exposed to air. Inefficient “composting” results in the release of odour and greenhouse gases.

Rumour: Good quality compost can also be produced under anaerobic conditions.

Fact: Despite claims to the contrary, this is not true. The micro-organisms involved in anaerobic processes are very different from the micro-organisms present under aerobic processes. It is an undisputed fact that fertile top soil is aerobic. Consequently, addition of any bulk anaerobic material introduces micro-organisms that have the potential to harm soil conditions. In fact, if “anaerobic compost” has been worked into top soil, it may take a year or more to bring the top soil back to its normal oxidation-reduction potential.