IMC In Vessel composters enable comercial caterers to eliminate their food waste disposal costs and convert the waste into a valuable resource whilst also caring for the environment in a resposible way. The IVC recycles catering food waste, that has first been macerated and dewatered, into a high quality compost.
By providing the ideal conditions in which microbes can act upon the food waste, IVCs fufil the essential requirements for producing high quality compost. Using an IMC Food Waste Processing Station, food waste is macerated and dewatered before being mixed with compressed sawdust pellets and loaded into the IVC.
IMCs compact Food Waste Processing Stations comprise the waste macerating and dewatering equipment necessary to pre-treat the waste. The IVC comprises a horizontally aligned drum that is rotated periodically in order to aerate the contents and enable the material to gradually move from one end of the IVC to the other.
It takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks for the material to move along the full length of the drum during which it is converted into compost that discharges automatically from the IVC. The biological process by which the food waste is converted into compost creates heat which is sufficient to destroy any pathogens present thereby enabling all food waste, including raw and cooked meat and fish to be processed.
The IVC uses aerobic conditions to allow the bacteria that are naturally present in food waste to decompose the material. This biological process is facilitated by the provision of 5 key elements:- oxygen and heat, supplied by the IVC, control of the moisture content, supplied by the Dewaterer, the reduction in, and consistency of, waste particle size, supplied by the Food Waste Disposer and the right balance of carbon and nitrogen achieved by the addition of compressed sawdust pellets at the prescribed ratio.
The whole recycling process, including maceration and dewatering, reduces the volume of waste material by over 90% - so one tonne of wet, kitchen food waste is typically converted into between 20kg and 50kg of compost.
Capacity: 300kg per week
2960mm x 1080mm x 1284mm
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