radial aerated static pile
The success of any ASP system depends on how well you build your pile. GMT’s Radial ASP (rASP) system is designed to build the perfect pile by combining state of the art computer controlled telescoping conveyors with high capacity grinders. The telescoping conveyor places material from the grinder or mixer directly onto the ASP aerated pad reducing expensive loader and operator time. Using a loading conveyor avoids the compaction that happens when handling compost with a loader and the optional high energy flail breaks up clumps and increases porosity. The conveyor can also automatically rewet the compost pad with irrigation sprayers to maintain optimal compost conditions. The Radial system takes ASP composting from “one-touch” to a “NO TOUCH” processing.
One of the challenges with ASP systems is the application of the insulating Bio-Cover layer (6-12” layer of woody material) once the pile is built. The Bio-Cover layer significantly reduces odors and VOC’s and inhibits vectors like birds and flies. The automated conveyor system is programmed to accurately place the Bio-Cover layer to a specific depth and quickly cover a pile.
Radial Aerated Static Piles (rASP) are a simple and efficient way to compost challenging feedstocks like food waste, biosolids, and manures. rASP’s are simple because they compost faster and require less labor. rASP systems fit on a significantly smaller footprint than turned windrows. Smaller footprints result in reduced land costs, smaller leachate ponds and reduced pavement or concrete surfaces.