NADA Dairy Farm (“NADA”) commissioned Virotec to assist with the odour control of the manure and utilise our technologies to value-add and find beneficial uses for their waste organic residues, including an option to compost the generated manure and other organic residues.
Virotec’s solution involved blending the raw material feedstock to produce three grades of compost, the mixes roughly reflect the proportions of each component generated on the farm. The addition of the ViroBlend™ reagent optimises conditions for the production of high-grade compost in the shortest possible time using the best available composting knowhow and technology. Despite the extreme hot weather conditions in Saudi Arabia at the NADA site and high evaporation rates during the day, it was noted that water-holding capacity of the mixes was much higher after treatment with ViroBlend™ reagent (this benefit has also been proven in many Australian projects using ViroBlend™ reagent).
The results show that using ViroBlend™ reagent as part of the composting process greatly improved the moisture content and water holding capacity of the compost. Furthermore, ViroBlend™ reagent enhanced microbiologic activity and shortened the time needed to produce compost that can either be used on the NADA Dairy Farm or sold.
ViroBlend™ Technology was successful in producing pasteurised compost in six weeks and greatly reduced objectionable odours commonly associated with composting. ViroBlend™ Technology provides a unique combination of engineering design, know-how, equipment, and an environmentally benign inorganic reagent to control odour, decrease composting times, and improve the quality of compost products.
The generated compost products contained nitrogen and other macro nutrients (phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and calcium) as well as trace elements such as copper, manganese, zinc and iron, all of which are essential for healthy plant growth and soil fertility. ViroBlend™ Technology is a viable option for processing, stabilising and pasteurising all organic residues generated at the NADA Dairy Farm, and turning them into valuable compost products. ViroBlend™ Technology produced compost that is now used on NADA’s own land or marketed and sold to other farmers. This compost is an excellent additive to supply nutrients and improve
ViroBlend™ Technology successfully turned a waste into resource and created a commercially viable, beneficial re-use product that has increased profit for their farming business.