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May 2018

Case Study: Installation at Robinway Dairy

Robinway Dairy in Kiel Wisconsin

Water Quality So Good Your Can Drink It

Dairy Overview:

1700 cows + 350 steers
A flush dairy and their nutrient recovery/flush water management system that utilizes our LWR system
Dairy processes 80,000 gals/day of flush water producing 20 tons/day of manure cake

This video provides a live tour of the 1st Wave System, manufactured by our partner LWR Systems.

1st Wave Unit- Initial Flush Water Treatment

Flush water, after it has gone through a slope screen separator comes into the unit at the bottom left hand corner of the picture and flows as
the arrows point.

Step 1: Slope Screen Separation
Bedding is separated from incoming flush water by slope screen separators. The flush water at that point has a total suspended solids content (TSS) of about 20,000 and it looks like the water that you see in the container to the left in the picture below.

Nutrient Recovery and Flush Water Management

Step 2: Flocculation
Polymer is added to the manure and mixed. The manure now forms large flocs making it easier to separate.

Polymer Added To Flocculation Manure Separator

Manure With Large Flocs For Easier Separation

Floculated Water With Polymers Byproduct

Step 3: Water Separation
The water then travels down a separator screen (from the top left hand corner to the bottom right). At this point, water is separated from the manure and the resulting water looks like the product you see below. It will have a 50% reduction in nitrogen and 99% reduction of phosphorus compared to the initial flush water. This water is ready for pivot, drip irrigation or to be recycled back to your flush system. The need for large lagoons for settling is eliminated as all the manure has been separated out instantly. The virtual total elimination of salts will also help you preserve farm health.

Water Separator

Water That Has Been Separate From Waste

Step 4: Manure Cake Formation
The flocculated manure is squeezed with a rotary press into a “cake”. It contains 99% phosphorus and 50% of nitrogen found in the original flush water. This manure cake can then be used on your farmland or easily trucked to offsite farms.

1st Wave Machine During Manure Cake Formation

Manure Hoisted Into Next Processing Station

Step 5 – 2nd Wave Reverse Osmosis System
If further water clarification is needed, the 2nd Wave Reverse Osmosis (RO) system can be installed. This system will get the flush water back to water for your herds, parlor water or for your fields.

Water Clarification Controls

Clear Water From 2nd Wave System

Step 6: Manure Pellet Processing
For further processing, manure cake can be dried.
Manure Ramp For Cake Station

Manure Dryer For Cake Processing

Manure Cake End Process

Spring Flowers and AMMP Grant Due Date May 22 2018

The CA AMMP Grant Proposal is Due May 23

Figure 8 Can Help You With Making Your Grant Application For This “No-Match” Grant From the CDFA

Time is Running Short

May 22nd is just around the corner. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to address your dairy’s methane capture challenges.

Let Figure 8 Help You Fill Out The Application

Figure 8 Environmental helps California dairies with the manure and methane management. Let us help you submit your Alternative Manure Management Program grant request to pay for the cost of machinery and installation. Don’t wait.

It’s A No-Match Grant – Which Is Great News For You!

This is a “No-Match” grant, which means you don’t need to add your own funds to purchase the equipment. The deadline is coming up soon. Call us today so we can help you put together an award winning grant proposal.