Periodic Reporting for period 1 - UltraBio (Recovery of nutrients from agricultural residues and improved dewatering through ultrasound technology)
Reporting period: 2017-02-01 to 2017-07-31
Weber Entec has developed a new procedure for the treatment of manure, digestate and other organic suspensions which not only enables their disposal but also their valorisation. The substances will be separated into their solid and liquid compounds while the majority of the nutrients will be bound to the solid product through ultrasound treatment. The liquid product can then be disposed without any restrictions, while the nutrient-enriched solid product can be pelletised and sold as a valuable organic fertiliser.
A series of tests on the lab-scale has demonstrated the great potentials of the new technology. However, an industrial-scale prototype did not fully reach the same efficiency. Further research is necessary to enable a successful market introduction. Therefore, the aim of the project is the identification and implementation of the necessary technological developments and the development of a business plan.