Municipal wastewater solutions for food waste management sector - Food and Beverage - Food
Government agencies around the world are enacting new restrictions on the disposal of food waste. Food and other organic waste disposed of in landfills produce methane, a greenhouse gas, as it decomposes. The amount of food waste has been increasing dramatically over the last several decades and some estimates indicate that as much as 40% of food in the U.S. is thrown away. Composting or using food and other organic waste as feedstock for an anaerobic digester are two of the common alternatives to landfill. Both methods require food waste grinders to precondition the organic waste materials to make the processes more efficient.
Monster Industrial SHRED products are the perfect food waste grinder machine. Saving on transport costs, reducing the food waste volume, increasing the surface area of the food waste to enhance digestion, or protecting pumping equipment from trash and debris are all possible with a commercial food waste grinder. Unfortunately, source sorting of pre and post-consumer food waste is not perfect. JWC’s food waste grinders are tough enough to handle unexpected materials like wood, flatware, and other trash.
Wastewater treatment plants in many cities have undertaken projects to collect food waste; fats, oils and grease (FOG); and other organics for beneficial reuse. Commonly, plants receive the organics for utilization within the digester for biogas production. The resulting biogas and reclaimed heat are used to run wastewater treatment operations and potentially sell back to gas and power grids. For organic materials arriving by tanker truck, they are often run through a commercial food waste grinder like a SHRED. These will shred unexpected materials in the food waste, protecting process pumps.
JWC can also partner with OEM manufacturers to provide a customized commercial food waste grinder for food waste disposal equipment. The 1-SHRED and 1-HYDRO products are an excellent alternative to macerators which cannot effectively handle the tougher solids. Also, a JWC food waste grinder does not require a constant flow of water to flush the cutting area like a macerator or food disposer system.
- Handle the unexpected debris in food waste like wood, flatware and other debris
- Able to meet MARPOL marine food waste disposal regulations
- Minimize waste disposal costs by grinding up organic waste and sending it to be composted
- Enhance biogas production through increasing food surface area in anaerobic digestion
- Lower water usage compared to macerators or food waste disposers