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Which One Is Better, Organic Fertilizer Fermentation Tank Or Compost Turner?

fermentation-tank & compost-turner

Organic fertilizer fermentation tanks and compost turners are two common types of organic fertilizer composting equipment. Composting is a natural decomposition process that converts organic waste into organic fertilizer. This process involves the activity of a series of microorganisms that break down organic matter into simpler compounds, ultimately forming nutrient-rich compost. So they are both composting equipment, what is the difference between these two equipment? Which device has more advantages? You must be curious, follow me to find out!

Characteristics and advantages of organic fertilizer fermentation tanks

Quanzhou, Fujian, May 12, 2018

The organic fertilizer fermentation tank mixes waste (livestock and poultry manure, kitchen waste, domestic sludge, etc.), biomass (straw and sawdust, etc.) and returns materials evenly in a certain proportion so that the moisture content reaches the design requirement of 60-65%. Then it enters the three-dimensional aerobic system.

By adjusting the moisture, oxygen content, and temperature changes of the raw materials, the materials are fully aerobically fermented and decomposed. The heat released during the decomposition process can increase the temperature of the materials themselves, and the temperature can reach 95°C. The fermented materials The moisture in the pile is evaporated as the temperature rises, and part of the organic matter is decomposed, thereby reducing the volume of the pile and achieving waste reduction.

The organic fertilizer fermentation tank controls the temperature between 65-75°C through ventilation, oxygenation, stirring, etc. to reach the temperature for material fermentation. At this temperature, a large number of pathogenic bacteria and parasites in the pile can be killed, and at the same time, utilization of The deodorization system removes biological odor from the discharged gas to achieve harmless treatment.

This equipment can be used to process organic waste such as pig manure, chicken manure, cow manure, sheep manure, mushroom residue, traditional Chinese medicine residue, crop straw, etc. It is simple and easy to operate and occupies a small area. The work is not affected by the outside temperature. The fermentation speed is fast, there is no odor, no polluting gas is produced, and the harmless treatment process can be completed in a short time. Compared with traditional aerobic compost fermentation, it saves a lot of time and is a powerful tool to increase production.

Highlights of Organic Fertilizer Fermentation Tank

organic fertilizer tank
  1. High-temperature aerobic fermentation, using high-temperature biological bacteria technology, low energy consumption, and low operating costs;
  2. The equipment occupies a small area and has a high degree of automation, and the fermentation process can be completed under the control of one person;
  3. Through the biological deodorization equipment, the emission of gas reaches the standard, and no secondary pollution is generated;
  4.  The main body of the equipment is made of special stainless steel material, which reduces corrosion and has a long service life;
  5. The heat preservation design of the main body and auxiliary heating ensure the normal operation of the equipment in a low-temperature environment.

Characteristics and advantages of compost turners

compost turner

The Compost turner is a piece of equipment that plays a key role in the composting process. By aerobically fermenting agricultural waste, livestock manure, and other organic materials, the turner can convert this organic waste into high-quality organic fertilizer and realize the recycling of resources.

Before using the turner, the organic materials need to be piled into a certain shape first, which provides suitable conditions for the operation of the turner. This process not only contributes to the efficient operation of the equipment but also ensures the uniformity of the compost. The return function of the turning machine promotes the decomposition of organic matter under aerobic conditions and improves fermentation efficiency by stirring and crushing the materials.

When choosing a turning machine, farms can choose the appropriate model based on size and output. This flexibility makes the equipment more versatile and adaptable to the needs of different farms. Compared with traditional waste treatment methods, the application of turning machines not only saves a certain amount of civil construction and human resources but also can produce higher-quality organic fertilizers, providing a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution for agricultural production.

Highlights of Compost Turner

  1. This compost turner adopts sturdy and durable materials and structure, with high efficiency, smooth operation and even turning.
  2. Due to the trough operation method, it has low energy consumption and excellent composting performance. The machine has strong rotating rollers and can also crush and mix the raw materials to a certain extent.
  3. This equipment is suitable for aerobic fermentation and can quickly cultivate and reproduce microorganisms. No odor or anaerobic zone will be generated after the raw materials are crushed.
  4. The organic fertilizer produced by the turning machine can meet the standard of high-quality fertilizer, and there will be no burning of seedlings when used on agricultural products.
  5. As the most complete-featured pool-type continuous compost turning machine, its working distance can reach 10 meters, the daily compost volume is about 80-160 square meters, and the annual output is about 10,000-20,000 tons.

Organic Fertilizer Fermentation Tank VS. Compost Turner

Based on the preceding analysis, it is evident that both organic fertilizer fermentation tanks and compost turners are integral components in the effective management of organic waste and the creation of premium-quality organic fertilizers. The selection between the two is contingent on variables such as the nature and scale of organic waste, as well as the specific composting conditions. Below is a comparative overview of these two pieces of equipment:

fermentation tank(left)& compost turner(right)
fermentation tank(left) & compost turner(right)
ItemOrganic Fertilizer Fermentation TankCompost Turner
Odor TreatmentYes, our fermentation tank is a closed structure and equipped with a deodorization system to remove odorsNo, the raw materials are exposed to the air, and workers and the surrounding people need to tolerate the odors
Processing TimeOnly need 7 daysNeeds at least 15-30 days
Space Occupied60㎡Needs hundreds of square meters with the same capacity
Continuous ProcessingYes, if using our method, customers can input raw materials every day and get the final product every dayNo, it’s batch production. Customers have to input raw materials at least every 15-30 days, which means they can get one batch every 15-30 days

Choosing an organic fertilizer fermentation tank and compost turner depends on several factors, including production scale, feedstock type, budget, and operational needs. Here are some considerations and suggestions:

  • Organic Fertilizer Fermentation Tank: Suitable for large-scale organic waste processing and organic fertilizer production, handling substantial amounts of organic materials efficiently.
  • Compost Turner: Ideal for medium to small-scale operations, providing practicality for farms and facilities with moderate waste processing needs.
  • Organic Fertilizer Fermentation Tank: Versatile, accommodating various organic materials, including mixed waste and agricultural residues.
  • Compost Turner: Particularly effective for turning and mixing fibrous materials like straw and crop residues.
  • Organic Fertilizer Fermentation Tank: Offers a closed environment, suitable for processes requiring strict control over temperature, humidity, and oxygen levels.
  • Compost Turner: Enhances aeration and mixing, promoting fermentation, but may not provide the same level of precise control as fermentation tanks.
  • Organic Fertilizer Fermentation Tank: Potentially more complex due to the need for precise environmental control and monitoring.
  • Compost Turner: Simpler operation, making it user-friendly and suitable for less technical personnel.

No matter which compost equipment you choose, ABCMachinery can develop a feasible plan for you.


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