This is why the marine industry uses biodigesters

May 20, 2022

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This is why the marine industry uses biodigesters

The Power Knot service and support team recently took these items out of an LFC biodigester.

Upon closer inspection, we found the removed items were non-organic such as metal utensils, plastic bags, wax paper, aluminum foil, and bottle caps.

Can your food pulper or grinder handle this?

If these items had gone into your pulper or food grinder, two things would happen:

  1. You would be sending plastic into the ocean
  2. You would destroy the blades on your pulper or food grinder

If your holding tank was found to contain plastic items, you would need to take the vessel to port and evacuate that holding tank at great expense, to avoid knowingly discharging plastic at sea.

With the LFC biodigester, these items were trapped until removal and caused no damage to the machine. In fact, the paddles were strong enough to withstand large pieces of metal and could continue operating without issue.

A food pulper or grinder would break if such items were placed into the machine, resulting in highly specialized maintenance with exorbitant costs. If a food pulper or grinder breaks down while at sea, ships would have to find an alternative solution to temporarily hold the food waste or return to shore for repairs.

Ship managers have been using food pulpers and grinders for years without realizing that a modern food waste technology for maritime vessels exists. Biodigesters solve the many problems that afflict food pulpers and grinders.

This is why managers of cruise ships, cargo ships, and yachts are removing pulpers and grinders and replacing them with biodigesters.

Contact Power Knot to learn about how the LFC biodigester drop-in replacement system works for your ship today.