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Landia mixers bring aeration solutions to composting-leachate

Posted: Tuesday 10th January 2012

Leading mixer and pump manufacturer Landia have reported a significant increase in the number of companies now installing aeration equipment to deal with the problems caused by composting-leachate.

In addition to the obvious proven benefit of reducing foul odours, Landia’s mixers are also now being specified in order to steadily and evenly introduce oxygen, maintain humidity and greatly speed up the active biology of the leachate so that it can be re-used for irrigation of wind rows. If the option to irrigate is not taken up, there is also a strong possibility that sewage discharge costs will be reduced because the aerators help decrease the amount of pollutants in the water.

“Until recently, the benefits of aerating composting-leachate have largely been overlooked,” said Landia UK & Eire’s Agricultural Manager, Paul Davies,”but in Ireland, for example, we have installed several of our mixers at a large composting facility, where in addition to the process benefits and odour reduction, the need to turn compost has almost been eliminated and overall capacity has been increased. For many, it’s now proving to be a false economy not to have a mixing/aeration system”.

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