Dulsco launches food waste to compost technology

Converta aimed at reducing amount of waste diverted to landfill

Converta was showcased at WFES 2012.
Converta was showcased at WFES 2012.

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Dulsco has joined forces with UK based Converta Limited to launch a new food waste to compost technology.

Showcased at WFES, the Converta is designed to turn organic waste into solid usable bio-compost in 48 to 72 hours.

The machine uses alternate cycles of heating and dosing with bio-stimulant to accelerate the breakdown of the waste by activating the bacteria naturally present in the food.

Converta’s slow-moving rotor transports the food from one end of the machine to the other. When the process is completed, around 90% of the food waste is eaten up by the bacteria. The 5 -10% remainder is ejected as 100% bio-compost which can be used in gardens or lawns as a soil enhancer.

"Restaurants and hotels are continuously exploring cost-effective and efficient ways to process the high volumes of food waste that they generate, without having to send to the landfills [as] the charges for dumping and disposal of organic waste to landfills are quite high," explained J.J. Prakkat, senior manager, trading.

"Not only that, should this waste go to the landfills, it would mix with other waste types, disintegrate and generate a great deal of methane gas, which is harmful to the environment," he added.

Prakash Parab, director, Dulsco Waste Management Services, said: “In our constant endeavour to introduce innovative technologies and products in our portfolio of services, we found Converta to be an excellent alternative waste management solution. Using this technology, the hospitality industry can treat organic waste at the source itself, thus easing the pressure on the country’s landfills.”

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