Case Studies...Manure Solids
Review facility types, the Pre-PitCharger environment and PitCharger application results.
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Farm 15 is a 1000 sow, farrow to finish, unit consisting of multiple buildings that each utilizes a flush system for manure handling. The buildings are flushed several times a day to a 10 million-gallon, synthetically lined lagoon. Read full case study
Farm 12 is a 1000 sow, farrow to finish, unit consisting of multiple buildings that each utilizes a flush system for manure handling. The buildings are flushed several times a day to an 11 million-gallon, synthetically lined lagoon. Effluent from the primary lagoon is then pumped to a secondary lagoon where it is held for irrigation purposes. Read full case study
Four pull plug, 1,000 head pull plug units with tunnel ventilation. Each pit has pull plugs at both ends. Slurry is drained into a 1.8-million gallon cement basin. Read full case study
Pull plug finishing units draining to an eight-foot deep earthen basin.
Norm Isaacson had fought solids buildup in this basin since 1995. By the spring of 2000, when it was filled with solid manure, he was ready to have the basin dredged. Read full case study
This facility houses 2,800 sows and 7,500 nursery pigs. The buildings have 24’’ pull plug pits with a storage system consisting of a 2 million-gallon primary and a 5 million-gallon secondary lagoon. Read full case study
Fox Ridge is a 2,600-head sow unit. Buildings are pull plug with plugs at each end of the pits. Pits drain to an 8,000,000-gallon lagoon. Read full case study
New Elm Springs is a 30+-year-old facility consisting of gestation and nursery scraper units and a 2,500-head finishing unit with a pull plug pit 150’x50’x4’. The connected storage unit is a slurry store with a holding volume of 800,000 gallons. This is a very high load storage system. Read full case study
This 5,000-head sow unit is a wholly owned facility of the Afton, Iowa Co-Op. It uses one of the most unique and advanced systems we have encountered. The buildings have rechargeable pull plug pits feeding a 2.3-million gallon Slurry store and a second 450,000-gallon Slurry store equipped with bottom aeration. The aeration tank is called a SBEACR (Single Basin Extended Aeration Cyclical Reactor). The system uses both anaerobic and aerobic treatment on the slurry. This design is also used to treat municipal and industrial wastewater across the country. Read full case study
Three separate facilities with solids problems were worked on by West Central Co-op, Swine Specialist, Nick Lentz using PitCharger. Testing was conducted over a 3 month period. Read full case study