What is organic waste/ wet garbage?
Items that come from nature and decompose are wet garbage. Example – Kitchen waste, garden waste
What is organic waste converter?
An organic waste converter is a machine used for the treatment and recycling of organic waste or wet garbage. A converter is a self-contained system capable of performing micro-organism based composting in controlled conditions. This technology has found applications in diverse waste-producing industrial segments. Hospitals, clinics, municipal waste facilities, farms, slaughterhouses, supermarkets, ports, sea vessels and airports are the primary beneficiaries of on-site waste conversion.
Organic Waste Converter Technology is an environmentally friendly alternative to other traditional means of waste disposal that includes incineration, plasma arc and landfill dumping. Organic Waste Converter results in a small carbon footprint, thus avoiding polluting emissions into the atmosphere and resulting in a usable end product such as soil compost.
Why is food waste a problem?
Food waste landfills are one of the largest man-made sources of methane and H2S (a strong greenhouse gas). Once thrown into a landfill, food waste does not decompose and instead, adds to the toxic soup in the landfill.
Our food waste contains a huge amount of valuable nutrients that should be returned to the soil as compost, which enriches it and helps to grow more food. It is such a natural simple cycle which our ‘developed’ world has lost sight of. Kwik Composter Machine is an ideal solution as it allows us to keep value in our own food ‘waste’.
Laziness and convenience has encouraged people to see leftover food as ‘waste’ but we need to change this view. Composting needs to become the norm for all our society’s food waste.
What happens if the machine is loaded with excess material?
Kwik Composter is designed to handle 20% excess material. However, if more organic waste is loaded, output compost will not be fully cured. Also, there are chances of foul smell.
Is installation of shredder compulsory?
No, Shredder helps to reduce the size of organic waste and hasten biological process. Large chunks of the organic waste take time for decomposition and may come out as it is from the outlet of the machine, in the absence of a shredder. Then, they will have to be fed again. Shredder increases capacity of the machine by 10 to 20%.
What is the best way to oxidise organic waste?
Aerobic decomposting process is the best solution for oxidised organic waste. These aerobic microorganisms use the oxygen present and lose hydrogen. All oxidising reactions are exothermic, so we can use thermophilic bacteria (eg. Bacillus species) in a closed vessel with blower. This will mature organic waste to oxidise.
Which type of machines are available?
We offer fully automatic KWIK Composters.
What are the different capacities of the KWIK Composter machines?
At present, we offer machines ranging from 25kg to 25 metric tons.
What is the per day processing capacity of the machine?
It depends on the model you wish to purchase. For eg. KC100 has 100kg per day organic waste processing capacity.
Is extra space required for storage of consumables?
Yes. Small storage space is required for storing sawdust and culture based on the model you wish to purchase.
What is curing time?
Composting and curing time together takes 18 days.
Which consumables are required to convert garbage into manure
Sawdust and composting, which is a mixture of micro-organisms is required for the conversion.
Is there any alternative for sawdust?
Rice husk, agri waste, dry garden waste can also be used as an alternative to sawdust.
How is the output retrieved from the machine?
The output comes out automatically.
Are the consumables readily available in the market?
Yes, they are easily available. We also sell consumables depending on availability.
What type of composting culture should be used?
Microbial or fungal culture can be used.
What is the quantity of compost produced per day?
Approximately 20% to 40% of the organic waste input is converted to compost.
For how many hours should the machine run every day?
The motor rotates once clockwise and anticlockwise every hour, for one minute. In 24 hrs,the motor rotates for a total of 24 mins.
How many times does the machine run in a day?
The machine runs automatically as and when required.
What happens if there is a power down?
The composting culture inside the machine can sustain around 3 to 4 days of power shortage.
What is the shelf life of composting culture?
The composting culture has a shelf life of 12 months.
What happens if the required consumables are not added with the required proportion?
Leachate is generated and a strong filty odour is produced.
What are the major maintenance tasks?
A detailed preventive maintenance guide is provided with the machine.
Negligible maintenance is required for KWIK composter.
The grease in the gear box needs to be replaced every 3 yrs.
For (Oil filled gear box grease is to be replaced every 6 months )
Activated Carbon filter also needs to be replaced every 3 yrs.
The motors in the gear box are easily maintainable by any machinist
If needed, we will undertake to operate the machine for 1 month on mutually agreed terms and conditions.
What is the breakdown response time?
We provide service within 24 hrs in Pune and within 72 hrs outside of Maharashtra
Is installation of the composter made compulsory by the government?
Yes, the Government has made it compulsory to install composter.
In case the machine is not fed for 2-3 days or if the garbage is just 20% of the capacity of machine - what will be the effect?
The machine still runs without any problem.
Are specially trained people required to run the machine?
Do you provide a very small machine which can be used by an individual in his own flat?
Is a fulltime worker required to operate the machine?
No, A part-time worker is enough to operate the machine.
Can the output of machine be directly used for plants?
The output needs to be kept for maturation for about 30 to 40 days, then it needs to be tested and then used.
Can the output of the machine be sold?
Yes, but only after getting it checked from a reputed lab for the safety of plants.
Can bones be decomposed in the machine?
Scientifically, bones take years to decompose. So in the machine also, they cannot be decomposed
Does coconut shell decompose in the machine?
As it is a hard material, it takes a long time to decompose, so it cannot be decomposed in the machine within 12 days
What is the MOC of the machine?
Machine is manufactured with MS and FRP coating. The outside cover may be MS, FRP or SS304.
Why is FRP coating done?
FRP is anti-corrosive and heat resistant. Heat needs to be maintained in the machine for better composting process.
Can the machine process agricultural waste only or any percentage of other kind of waste is needed for proper functioning of the machine?
It is better to have atleast 20% food waste with agricultural waste for better composting process.
What is the delivery period for machine after giving an order?
The minimum period to deliver the machine is about 45 days.
What is the warranty or guarantee for the machine?
12 months warranty is provided on manufacturing defects only.
What if any non-degradable material goes inside the machine unknowingly?
It comes out as it is.