Thermal Hydrolysis technology developer, Lystek International, has launched its low temperature, commercial scale containerised system for on-site biosolid and organic waste management, the Lystek Mobile THP®.
According to the Ontario based company, the system is the first of its kind North America and will serve the needs of the rapidly expanding wastewater treatment optimisation and Class A biosolids processing sector. It was developed the technology in response to increasing demand for practical resource recovery solutions.
“Lystek Mobile THP extends the opportunity for a wider range of wastewater treatment facilities to participate in the many benefits of Thermal Hydrolysis with a compact package based on our proven, award-winning technology,” said Chief Technology Officer, Rick Mosher.
“This new technology is part of our plan to continue innovating and providing the market with a range of practical solutions for biosolids and organics management,” he added.
The Mobile THP units are the company’s smallest commercial system offering to date and operate entirely within two vertically stacked 50’ (127 cm) containers and require minimal, external utilities.
They are capable of processing 0.3 dry tons per hour and come complete with dewatering. They capitalise on Lystek’s modular design and extend the proven advantages of the company’s in-plant Thermal Hydrolysis solutions by providing compact, cost effective package capable of rapid implementation.
Lystek said that its Mobile THP units provide operational flexibility for generators of biosolids with options to:
- Produce a federally recognized, Class A quality biofertiliser product;
- Optimise the value of anaerobic digester infrastructure through such measures as decreased output volumes to reduce management costs and increased biogas production for subsequent conversion to “green” energy and/or;
- Create a cost-effective, alternative source of carbon for Biological Nutrient Removal systems.
Lystek Mobile THP units are said to be suited to installation as a permanent solution in smaller scale facilities, especially where a liquid residual, which can be pumped directly to the unit for dewatering and processing, is currently being generated.
Further, if the generator has an existing low-solids liquid program with storage constraints, the unit can be leveraged to relieve this stress and extend the utility of these assets due to the significant reduction in volume achieved through the technology.
The units can be purchased for long-term use or leased to confirm market demand or address challenges requiring time-sensitive solutions, while developing a long-term, full-scale plan.
“Capital remains a primary constraint for many small to medium sized treatment plants who are also tasked with managing ageing infrastructure and the risk of evolving regulations surrounding biosolids management,” said Mosher.
“Lystek Mobile THP offers a complete, proven solution to respond to these changes in a cost effective manner, particularly when a full facility upgrade may be premature or not required,” he concluded.
Canadian Firm Commercialises Low Temperature Thermal Hydrolysis
Cambridge, Ontario based Lystek International, which specialises in thermal hydrolysis solutions for biosolids and organics, has commercialised its first, low temperature, low pressure mobile Thermal Hydrolysis Processing unit.