The novelty of the system lies in the possibility of having an on-site installation at the farm itself, thus avoiding the transport of the purines to other, off-site plants for their treatment.
ADE Biotec has undertaken the treatment of these residues in locations in Gipuzkoa, other areas of the Basque Country and a patented technology. In the case in hand, the purine treatment plant is installed on a pig farm at Egiluze in Renteria (Gipuzkoa).
Nowadays, the purines (excrement mixed with waste water from the farm) represent one of the most serious problems in agriculture, both from an environmental perspective (massive use thereof produces contamination of the water table and land) as well as for, an economic point of view (waste management demands much time and effort).
In this way, more than 80% of the oxygen consumed by the compounds that oxidise in the water – phosphorous and nitrogen – can be removed from the purines.
Other advantages of this technique are its low cost, the fact that there is no need for chemical reagents an there is no limitation of scale and its easy automation.
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