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TONY FRANKENS DAIR EFFLUENT PLANT AT COMBOYNE NSW
A dairy effluent treatment plant for 50 cows built in the late 90's. The system comprises of two 9000 litre tanks, whilst one is filling, the other is being processed by 14 Jarna Flowforms every week.
The Flowforms are situated between the tanks, with a copper spoon at their outlet. Which enables the water to be diverted to either left or right tank.
With the addion of Bio-dynamic CMC 7000 litres of dairy effluent are converted into valuable fertiliser useable for irrigation.

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Tony Franken

 

Tony Franken's Dairy. Comboyne, N.S.W

The contribution of Tony's dairy effluent treatment plant at Camboyne has made a large reduction in effluent turn around time and 1000ltrs per day is used to hose out the dairy after milking. Rank weed growth and smelly muck soaked areas at the back of his dairy was the norm. Not now though. Tony is able to use this valuable resource to irrigate his farm. Recycling the water and applying the manure waste to his irrigation equipment has many benefits. Traditional dairy effluent processing which relies on anaerobic decomposition can take up to four months, then the question arises, "What to do with the mess?"

Tony's plant relies on aerobic decomposition (flowform and Bio Dynamic Manure Concentrate) and produces a ready to spray liquid in one week. By slightly opening the sprinkler jets the whole liquid is sprayed onto the paddock. The cows then immediately graze on this grass. An unheard of scenario using traditional methods.

The plant comprises of 2 x 9000ltr concrete site cast tanks with 14 Jarna flowforms and phi ratio spoon. The spoon enables the water to be directed to either left or right hand tanks Between the tanks is a triangular pump chamber and by opening or closing the valves, either left or right tanks are aerated. Tony runs the 14 flowforms at night which enables the introduction of more oxygen.

One of the tanks is filled from the shed via a sump and coarse strainer. When full, the 14 Jarnas are activated and left to run for 5-6 nights as the other tank fills. Once sufficiently processed the first tank is used for irrigation whilst the second one fills. The Bio Dynamic Manure Concentrate is used in the tank to expedite the aerobic decomposition and is available from the BDFGA Association for $30 per kilogram or made very cheaply on the farm.

Tony is quite pleased with his plant and is enjoying the benefits brought to his herd of cows. Another great use of Flowforms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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