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Modern composting. No art. Just science.


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Industrial, high-rate composting requires an understanding of biochemistry -- not art -- to deliver consistent, high-quality products made from high volumes of urban organics ... batch after batch, year after year.

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Modern composting. No art. Just science.

  1. 1. Modern Composting No art. Just science.
  2. 2. Some refer to composting as an “art,”
  3. 3. but there’s no art involved
  4. 4. … if one understands the science.
  5. 5. When recycling hundreds of thousands of tons of putrescible wastes every year,
  6. 6. there is no place for caprice or whimsy.
  7. 7. A mainstream waste management technology must be reliable,
  8. 8. weather-independent
  9. 9. and controlled.
  10. 10. Control offers...
  11. 11. industrialized, systems-based process management.
  12. 12. How does this differ from nature's own system for organics decomposition?
  13. 13. In nature, degradation rate is slow and inconsistent, with unpredictable results.
  14. 14. But a high level of process control improves speed and delivers consistent outcomes,
  15. 15. making high-rate composting a cost-effective technology for managing and recycling significant volumes of biodegradable waste.
  16. 16. When science is in charge, engineering plays second fiddle to biology.
  17. 17. Successful composting facilities focus on the management of living, breathing microbes ... not waste.
  18. 18. For a robust biological process,
  19. 19. microbes responsible for biodegradation need food, water, air and temperatures within specific ranges.
  20. 20. To promote rapid decomposition of target compounds,
  21. 21. scientific composting creates and maintains an ideal environment for the specific microbial populations responsible for biodegradation.
  22. 22. Facility design, engineering and management support biology by...
  23. 23. controlling moisture with proper blending and composting in an environment that prevents rain infiltration,
  24. 24. providing food to the microbes through the selection and proper blending of feedstocks, and
  25. 25. aerating to remove excess heat and keep temperatures and oxygen levels within desired ranges.
  26. 26. How do McGill composting facilities meet these challenges?
  27. 27. Concrete-encapsulated processing bays;
  28. 28. indoor, aerated static pile, forced aeration composting and curing; No turning. No leachate. No worries.
  29. 29. computer-controlled air delivery with process monitoring and datalogging;
  30. 30. low maintenance design and equipment choices,
  31. 31. and off-the-shelf components.
  32. 32. Time-tested, pre-engineered facilities can be profitable and green...
  33. 33. and produce high-performance compost for premium markets.
  34. 34. McGill Composting Technologies™ offer multiple design options, Flexible. Modular. E-x-p-a-n-d-a-b-l-e.
  35. 35. multiple ownership and licensing choices, • McGill finances, owns and operates* • You finance and own, McGill operates • You finance, own and operate *On your site or ours, assuming both site and market meet McGill’s development criteria
  36. 36. and optional marketing consulting or full sales program management by the McGill team.
  37. 37. McGill facilities offer complete, turnkey systems for advanced, high-rate composting:
  38. 38. Profitable facilities employing time-tested technologies proven under real-world operating conditions
  39. 39. Backed by decades of successful industrial composting facility design and operations management experience, plus We’ve got your back
  40. 40. evergreen support.
  41. 41. Can we build one for you? Compost manufacturing Bioenergy augmentation Volume reduction Biological sludge drying Bioremediation Disaster recovery Permanent or temporary installations
  42. 42. See one for yourself. Request a facility tour. CALL the corporate office at 919-362-1161 or USE A CONTACT FORM at McGill operates industrial composting facilities in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Ireland. Can we build one for you?
  43. 43. Transforming waste. Rebuilding soils.® View more titles about industrial composting here.