Biological Effluent Treatment

Bio compost work in the district Bad Dürkheim

A waste management enterprise has developed a multi-level procedure for the environmentally-compatible composting of bio garbage for the district Bad Dürkheim. It has the advantage that it is much less polluting and that the produced compost could be better marketed due to its quality. The composting plant was designed for 117,000 inhabitants and treated bio garbage, sewage sludges, garden waste and mixed paper.



In the district Bad Dürkheim an environmentally-compatible, modern industrial bio waste composting plant was established. 

In relation to the usually operated mixed waste composting works the bio garbage composting plant has the advantage that it can be operated much less polluting and the produced compost can be marketed better due to its quality. 

Conditions for this are the separate collection of bio garbage in the households as well as the adaptation of the collection organization of the bio garbage to the requirements of the used process engineering.

The composting plant is designed for the treatment of bio garbage, clarifying sludges, garden wastes and mixed paper for 117.000 inhabitants. 

  • processing: rotary screen, separation of foreign material, hand selection.
  •  rot: rotting drum with exhaust air suction, preliminary and principal rotting treatment in ventilated rotting hall with effluent exhaust.

Of particular importance are the heap shifting equipment 'Dynamocomb', with which the material is carefully shifted, as well as the purposeful controlling of the ventilation and exhaust of hall air to avoid condensation and problems with corrosion.

Project Participants

Implementing Institution

GML Abfallwirtschaftsgesellschaft mbH

More Project Informations

Project title:  Biokompostwerk im Landkreis Bad Dürkheim

Reference number:  FKZ 30441-6/5

Project period:  1989 - 1993

Project region:  Germany (Rhineland-Palatinate)

Project contact:

Frau Fischer

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+49 (340) 2103 3067

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Source: Environmental library of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA)