When a major meat processing company committed to building a waste to energy facility, it selected Pick Steam Injection Heaters. The plant addresses the growing concerns of handling and disposal of livestock waste while providing a source of clean, renewable fuel.
Swine manure is collected, thickened to 8% solids, then digested. Using a progressive cavity pump, sludge is drawn from concentrators at a rate of 80-100 GPM. Temperature is instantly raised from 40°F to 95°F as it is fed through a Pick Steam Injection Heater en route to the digester. Methane gas is collected from the top of the digester, converted into methanol and transported to an offsite biodiesel plant.