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Digested Organics Prevents Manure Lagoon Overflows

By December 15, 2018June 18th, 2024No Comments

In the fall of 2018, Hurricane Florence brought devastating rains to North Carolina, flooding large areas, including many hog farms. This deluge caused numerous manure lagoons to overflow, raising serious concerns about pollution and the best ways to manage hog manure. These lagoon overflows not only contaminated local waterways but also highlighted the urgent need for more effective manure management solutions.

The Risks of Manure Lagoon Overflows

Manure lagoon overflows pose significant environmental and public health risks. When lagoons overflow, the manure can contaminate nearby water bodies with harmful pollutants such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and pathogens. This can lead to:

  • Water Pollution: Excess nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus can cause algal blooms, deplete oxygen levels, and harm aquatic life.
  • Public Health Hazards: Pathogens in manure can contaminate drinking water supplies, posing serious health risks to local communities.
  • Economic Costs: The cleanup and remediation of polluted waterways can be costly and time-consuming for farmers and local governments.

Preventing Manure Lagoon Overflows with Digested Organics

Situations like the one caused by Hurricane Florence can be prevented with the use of Digested Organics’ advanced waste management solutions. Our customized stainless steel ultrafiltration systems are designed to transform manure into a filtrate with minimal suspended solids, bacteria, and phosphorus. At the same time, they create a high-value concentrated fertilizer that can be applied more precisely to land.

Ultrafiltration: A Key Solution

Our ultrafiltration systems play a crucial role in preventing manure lagoon overflows. These systems work by:

  1. Removing Suspended Solids: The ultrafiltration process removes large particles and impurities, resulting in a cleaner filtrate.
  2. Eliminating Bacteria and Phosphorus: By filtering out bacteria and phosphorus, the system reduces the risk of water contamination.
  3. Creating Concentrated Fertilizer: The remaining solids are concentrated into a nutrient-rich fertilizer, which can be used more efficiently and economically for land application.

Two-Step Reverse Osmosis for Water Reclamation

For farms that want to remove water from lagoons and discharge it directly to nearby waterways, we offer our Two-Step Reverse Osmosis System. This system polishes the ultrafiltration permeate, producing crystal-clear water suitable for discharge or reuse. The process also generates a second concentrated fertilizer, further enhancing nutrient management.

The Nutrient Concentration & Water Reclamation System

When used together, our ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis technologies form the Nutrient Concentration & Water Reclamation System. This integrated solution offers several benefits:

  • Efficient Water Removal: Significantly reduces the volume of water in manure lagoons, preventing overflows.
  • High-Quality Discharge: Produces clean water that meets stringent environmental standards for discharge or reuse.
  • Enhanced Fertilizer Value: Generates concentrated fertilizers that are easier to transport and apply, reducing costs and environmental impact.

Customized Solutions for Farmers

At Digested Organics, we understand that every farm is unique, and we tailor our solutions to meet each farmer’s specific needs. Our products are designed to be both economically viable and environmentally friendly. By improving lagoon and manure management, our systems help farmers avoid costly overflows and protect local ecosystems.

Benefits of Our Waste Management Solutions

Better for the Bottom Line

  • Cost Savings: Reduces the need for expensive lagoon cleanups and remediation.
  • Increased Efficiency: Streamlines manure management processes, saving time and labor.
  • Higher Fertilizer Value: Produces concentrated fertilizers that are more effective and easier to handle.

Better for the Environment

  • Reduced Pollution: Minimizes the risk of nutrient runoff and water contamination.
  • Sustainable Practices: Promotes the reuse of water and the efficient use of nutrients.
  • Enhanced Compliance: Helps farmers meet regulatory requirements and avoid fines.

Improve Manure Management with Digested Organics

Manure lagoon overflows can have devastating environmental and economic consequences, but with Digested Organics’ advanced filtration solutions, these risks can be mitigated. Our Nutrient Concentration & Water Reclamation System provides a comprehensive approach to managing manure and preventing lagoon overflows. By removing excess water and concentrating nutrients, our system ensures that manure is managed more efficiently and sustainably.

If you are interested in learning how Digested Organics can help you improve your lagoon and manure management, contact us today. Our team of experts is ready to provide customized solutions that are better for your bottom line and better for the environment.

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