By incorporating Gicom composting technology with Brentwood's solid waste size reduction, screening and materials handling manufacturing capabilities, Brentwood are able to realise projects including design, manufacture, construction, commissioning and training on a turn-key basis.
Since 1984 GICOM, a Dutch based company, has designed and realised computer controlled growing cells' and 'tunnel composting facilities' for both the mushroom growing and waste processing industries.
Tunnel composting facilities are used to:
Compost different organic waste streams (biowaste, MSW, sewerage sludge, industrial sludge, manure, digested residue etc.) into high quality compost;
Produce different types of mushroom compost: phase 1,2 and 3.
The above mentioned 'GICOM products' are built upon 3 different technology fields:
Measurement and control devices
Biotechnological process control
Air handling systems
The necessary soft and hardware systems have been developed and produced within the GICOM organisation. Brentwood / GICOM are able to realise projects on a turn-key basis, providing professional design and planning services and incorporating construction and management teams during construction on site.
As an innovative company GICOM owns and operate several pilot plants to maintain its position as provider of state of the art tunnel composting technology. Current and future customers can use the GICOM after sales service: a 24-hours-a-day service department able to answer questions and to solve problems.
GICOM composting systems is a company operating all over the world - from Europe to Australia and from America to Asia.
385 facilities of experience
Since 1984 GICOM has designed and constructed tunnel composting facilities to convert organic materials into quality compost products. More than 385 GICOM facilities are in operation all over the world, with a total processing capacity of over 2.750.000 tons/year. About 80% of the facilities are operating in the mushroom market and 20% in the waste management market, where facilities for treating the following materials have been realised:
Biowaste / Greenwaste
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
Anaerobic digestion process residue
The GICOM system can be adapted to the capacity needed:
Fixed Concrete Tunnel System for capacities over 10.000 tonnes/annum
Developed to your needs
Each Brentwood / GICOM compost facility design is developed individually to suit the needs of a particular client. Considerations include waste stream quantity and quality, compost quality required, and economic considerations.
Brentwood / GICOM can provide the client with a full range of options, including the following:
simple or complex processing
(semi) automatic waste processing
(semi) automatic un/loading of the tunnels
co-composting of different waste streams
ability to manage different quality waste streams separately
re-use of process energy
Advantages of the tunnel composting system
Excellent process control
Decreased detention time to produce nature compost (stability IV-V) : 14-21 days
Flexibility towards input material – organic waste, sewage sludge, manure etc.
Flexibility towards end product (different kinds of compost can be produced)
Sophisticated odour control
No devices in the process room: no corrosion
Working environment: meeting new (European) regulations
Automatic process handling
No waste water effluent
Fully enclosed active processing
Worldwide experience with 385 full scale plants
Re-use of process energy
Price competitive for both investments and operational costs
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