Fermentation racks

Precise waste control for optimum organic decomposition

Optimal Regulation of the Fermentation Process

The fermentation silos are a key stage in your proposed composting and waste valorization solution. These dedicated structures allow for precise control of fermentation conditions, thus promoting the decomposition process of organic materials. Agricultural, industrial, and municipal wastes are orderly placed in these bins, creating an environment conducive to microbial activity necessary for the efficient decomposition of waste.

Generation of Quality Compost through Controlled Fermentation

This fermentation phase enables the generation of essential precursors for the formation of quality compost. They are a crucial link in the chain of waste valorization, contributing to the creation of compost that is beneficial for the environment and agriculture.

Our tailor-made VAL'ID solution

We offer a tailor-made composting solution that includes fans, aeration ducts, and other necessary equipment.

Our proprietary software VALID-SOFT ensures complete monitoring of each stage of the process, thus guaranteeing traceability upstream and downstream.

Our after-sales service

At VAL’ID, we believe that our work doesn’t stop after installation. That’s why we offer constant support to make your operation autonomous.

We also have a responsive after-sales service that operates both in France and abroad to ensure maintenance and troubleshooting.

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Discover the diversity of compostable waste: agricultural, industrial and municipal, and how to turn it into a valuable resource.

Explore VAL’ID’s innovative technology for fast, efficient composting without turning, guaranteeing a top-quality product.

Understand the importance of maturation in composting, a key stage in obtaining rich, fertile compost that is beneficial to agriculture.

Learn how composting transforms waste into a natural fertilizer, contributing to sustainable agriculture and environmental protection.

How does a fermentation silo work?

Fermentation bins play a fundamental role in the composting process, proving essential for the efficient management of organic waste. These specialized structures allow for the control of key parameters in the anaerobic decomposition process, a crucial component for producing high-quality compost.

Operation and Management of Fermentation Bins

Fermentation silos are designed to maintain a controlled environment where temperature, humidity, and aeration are precisely regulated. This regulation optimizes microbial activity, essential for the
rapid and homogeneous decomposition of organic materials. By maintaining optimal aerobic conditions, the activity of thermophilic microorganisms is promoted, crucial in the initial phase of high-temperature decomposition. This stage is essential for reducing pathogens and transforming volatile compounds into stable and bioavailable nutrients.

Optimization of the Carbon-Nitrogen (C/N) Ratio

A crucial aspect in the management of fermentation bins is maintaining a balanced carbon-nitrogen ratio. Organic waste introduced into the silos must have an ideal C/N ratio, generally between 25:1 and 30:1, for efficient decomposition. An imbalance in this ratio can lead to undesirable anaerobic fermentation, generating odors and slowing down the composting process. Adjustment of this ratio is achieved by mixing various types of waste, such as carbon-rich green waste with nitrogen-rich food waste or sewage sludge.

Monitoring and Regulation of Temperature in the Silos

The temperature within the bins is a vital parameter to monitor. During the thermophilic phase, the temperature can reach 55-65°C, promoting rapid degradation of materials and destruction of pathogens. Integrated control systems, such as temperature probes, allow precise regulation and dynamic adaptation of internal conditions to maintain efficient and safe decomposition.

Environmental and Agricultural Contributions

Ultimately, fermentation bins are not just containers for waste but sophisticated systems that enhance the environmental and agricultural value of the produced compost. By transforming waste into a rich and nutritious soil amendment, they play a key role in organic matter cycles, supporting soil sustainability and fertility. This approach to composting via fermentation bins represents both a scientifically rigorous and ecologically responsible methodology, fully in line with sustainable development and efficient resource management.