We have constructed a High Temperature, High Volume, continuous flow composter for cattle manure. The internal temperature of the manure is 165°F and the composting process is completed in 12 days. The addition of air (oxygen) hourly and daily mixing enhances the rapid composting.
A naturally occurring mineral Biolite is added during composting in order to retain more of the valuable nitrogen and to reduce acidity.
The volume is reduced by 45% to reduce handling costs and increase the concentration of the fertilizing nutrients.
Nitrogen is converted to a stable form that is always available to the plants and not lost due to leaching or freezing.
The rapid composting reduces the fertilizer nutrient loss that occurs with natural composting usually taking more than a year.