Dewatering organic waste offers a number of positive benefits for businesses, across a wide variety of sectors, from food and drink to agriculture.
What types of organic waste can be dewatered?
The Vincent screw press can dewater many types of organic, fibrous material including:
- Raw food waste
- Fruits and vegetables
- Abattoir waste
- Paper and pulp
Organic waste from produce, canneries, plastic recyclers, breweries, poultry processors and paper mills will dewater with excellent results.
How dewatering organic waste works
As waste materials enter the Vincent Screw Press hopper, they are subjected to a gradual increase in pressure. As the waste moves toward the exit end of the press (and as the pressure increases), any liquids are forced out via a screen mesh.
The benefits of dewatering organic waste
Organic waste that has been dewatered weighs less, which helps reduce any transport costs. There is also an added environmental benefit of reducing the overall volume of waste going to landfill, which in turn reduces transport costs and emissions whilst in transit. Dewatering waste also prevents any leakage during transportation to landfill, avoiding potentially costly breaches of regulations set out by the Environment Agency.
Organic dewatering case study
When PRM installed the Vincent screw press to dewater Brewers Grain, we successfully reduced the weight by 75% and the volume by over 50%. The resulting by-product was suitable for cow feed, fetching around £10 per tonne. Once converted into a biomass fuel, this value was increased to around £160 per tonne.
Organic waste dewatering made easy by PRM
We have helped several businesses dewater their organic waste, saving them space, time and money:
- Removal of oil from wood flour
- Removal of water from paunch waste at an abattoir
- Dewatering of flower stems for a flower distribution centre
Ask PRM about dewatering organic waste for your business
Contact PRM about dewatering organic waste and how it can save your business time and money.