From Industrial Wastes Patents (Class 71/25)
  • Patent number: 10118867
    Abstract: A single-step method for preparing a free-flowing, non-dusting micronutrient-coated particulate solid fertiliser material, the method comprising applying a single fluid onto particulate solid fertiliser material at ambient temperature without chemical reaction or chelation, said single fluid comprising a suspension of one or more micronutrient materials in an oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Yara UK Limited
    Inventors: Stuart Charles Ward, Victoria Anne Butler, Torstein Obrestad, Terje Tande
  • Patent number: 9187379
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for producing sulphate or phosphate-based fertilizer from hydrogen sulphide. The method involves feeding a stream containing a substantial volume of hydrogen sulphide and air to a furnace, where it is burned to produce a sulphur dioxide rich gas stream. The sulphur dioxide rich gas stream is then fed to a reactor to produce a sulphuric acid stream and a waste stream comprising carbon dioxide, nitrogen, oxygen, trace impurities and trace amounts of unreacted sulphur dioxide. The sulphuric acid stream is finally converted to a sulphate or phosphate-based fertilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sulvaris Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Knoll, Eric Pedersen, Satish Iyer
  • Patent number: 8992654
    Abstract: The invention is directed to manufacture of fertilizer having commercial levels of nitrogen supplemented with organic substances. The process treats organic matter with acid causing hydrolysis of organic polymers after which the mix is injected with nitrogen. The resultant sterilized and liquefied organic matter is disbursed over recycled material for the production of granules. Because the process allows for the controlled addition of acids and ammonia, desired levels of components can be achieved. The process is scalable, odor controlled and safe thereby allowing for the location of biosolid processing facilities in most any location. Further, the fertilizer of the invention provides a dual nitrogen-release profile when applied to crops. After application to soil, fertilizer of the invention releases an immediate bolus of nitrogen, similar to traditional ammonium sulfate, followed by continued slow release of nitrogen typically over a season.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: VitAg Corporation
    Inventors: Gary L. Dahms, James P. Carr, Jeffrey C. Burnham, Barry R. Jarrett
  • Publication number: 20150082845
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an agricultural blend and a process of forming an agricultural blend. The agricultural blend includes a slag by-product from a process having a slag other than stainless steel slag or includes 11 atomic % silicon from a soluble compound and total silicon of less than about 30 atomic % silicon or greater than about 39 atomic % silicon. The process includes producing a slag by-product and blending the slag by-product with a liquid binder system to form the agricultural blend, the slag not being stainless steel slag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen R. MIRANDA, Kimberly A. PAPANIA
  • Patent number: 8951326
    Abstract: Provided is a high-value added fertilizer using a microorganism or a component of a microorganism and especially a fertilizer capable of promoting the bearing of fruit trees and fruit vegetables. A reducing fertilizer obtained by subjecting a mixture of a microorganism or a component of a microorganism with phosphoric acid component and/or potassium component to a hydrothermal reaction treatment is capable of promoting the growth the roots, especially, the root hairs of fruit trees and also promoting the enlargement of their fruits. In particular, because of the reducing characteristic, the reducing fertilizer of the present invention has an excellent affinity for cells constituting the roots, and enables phosphoric acid component and potassium component, which are useful fertilizer components, to be absorbed effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Kitagawa, Yoshio Maekawa
  • Patent number: 8864868
    Abstract: This invention is directed to systems, devices and methods for treating organic-containing sludges and converting such sludges to high value fertilizers containing both inorganic and organic fertilizer components, which creates an inorganically-augmented bioorganic fertilizer. The invention describes methods to create a thixotropic or paste-like material via the application of mixing energy to the organic sludge followed by an alkaline treatment and a subsequent ammoniation. The invention further describes a method to increase the plant nutrient content in the organic containing product to a level which permits the finished granular fertilizer product to compete in the commercial agricultural fertilizer marketplace. Further, the invention reduces odors associated with said organic-containing sludges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: VitAg Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Burnham
  • Patent number: 8778135
    Abstract: A circular utilization method in pulping and papermaking processes with straw Primary pulp is obtained by digesting straw raw material according to the ammonium sulfite method. Concentrated black liquor is extruded from the primary pulp; paper pulp and diluted black liquor. The concentrated black liquor and the diluted black liquor are mixed, and a contaminated condensate is obtained. A residual concentrate or the concentrated black liquor is used for preparing a fertilizer. The contaminated condensate is mixed with one or more of the waste material obtained from stock preparation, a crop byproduct or organic waste, and substrate or fertilizer is obtained by fermenting the nitrogen source of the contaminated condensate or ammonium sulfite, or using the contaminated condensate for desulfurizing flue gas. Ammonia and flue gas are reacted to obtain the ammonium sulfite as a digestion agent; and water from recycling is used in corresponding phases of the pulping process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Shandong Tralin Paper Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongfa Li, Mingxin Song, Songtao Chen, Jihui Yang, Liangjin Guo
  • Publication number: 20140165682
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fertilizing compound for application to plants and crops, especially fruits, intended for increasing the amount of calcium and subsequently improving the state of health of the plants and the preservation thereof after harvesting. The compound consists of a combination of components such as calcium nitrate, calcium lignosulfonate, organic acids, menadione sodium bisulphite, amino acids and water. The compound is in the form of a liquid preparation, packed in containers of between 20 and 1000 liters, is water-soluble and is applied by fertigation, spraying or in a localized form by border irrigation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: AGRO STOCK S.A.
    Inventor: Marco Pardo Miro
  • Publication number: 20140137616
    Abstract: An oil-based coating for fertilizer granules impregnated with a polymer additive and related methods of applying the oil-based coating. The polymer additive can comprise homopolymers, copolymers, or combinations thereof, including polyethylene homopolymers. The polymer additive increases the viscosity of the oil-based coating, thereby increasing the duration for which the coating is capable of controlling or inhibiting the formation of dust particulates from the fertilizer granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Lawrence Alan Peacock, Timothy Gene Holt, Keith Dewayne Cochran
  • Patent number: 8641797
    Abstract: The method of the present disclosure includes providing an organic compost material, combining the organic compost material with a crop to be grown, heating the organic compost material, combining the organic compost material with water, and extracting an aqueous liquid comprising humic acid and fulvic acid. The organic compost material may include straw and manure and the straw and manure may be subjected to several days and/or weeks of aerobic composting. The crop may include a variety of plants, trees, vegetables, fruits and fungi. In one embodiment, the crop may include mushroom spores, mycelia, or mushrooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Black Dirt Organics Patent Management
    Inventors: Don Calvin Van Dyke, Asa Staples Nielson, Bruce Sutton, Dan Davies, Loyal B. Adams
  • Patent number: 8617283
    Abstract: A solid mineral composition including the following formula (I): Calcium carbonate from 4.58% to 77.8%, Dolomite from 3.85% to 69.29%, Rock salt from 5.7% to 12.4%, Lignosulphate from 4.25% to 8.49%, Potassium sulphate from 0.37% to 2.44%, Magnesium oxide from 0.01% to 0.07%, and Elemental sulphur from 0.009% to 0.066%, the above percentages consisting of the weight percentages of each of the compounds, relative to the total weight of the the mineral composition dry matter, for increasing the fertility of a soil by causing an increase in at least one enzymatic activity contained in the soil, selected from (i) phosphatase, (ii) ?-xylosidase, (iii) ?-glucosidase and (iv) ?-glucosidase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: PRP Holding
    Inventors: Philippe Mora, Miambi Edouard, Roy Virginie, Stephanie Giusti, Didier Blin, Thibaut Veyrier, Bruno Daridon
  • Publication number: 20130333428
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an agricultural blend and a process of forming an agricultural blend. The agricultural blend includes a slag by-product from a process having a slag other than stainless steel slag or includes 11 atomic % silicon from a soluble compound and total silicon of less than about 30 atomic % silicon or greater than about 39 atomic % silicon. The process includes producing a slag by-product and blending the slag by-product with a liquid binder system to form the agricultural blend, the slag not being stainless steel slag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: HARSCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen R. Miranda, Kimberly A. Papania
  • Patent number: 8597394
    Abstract: This invention is directed to systems, devices and methods for treating organic-containing sludges and converting such sludges to high value fertilizers containing both inorganic and organic fertilizer components, which creates an inorganically-augmented bioorganic fertilizer. The invention describes methods to create a thixotrophic or paste-like material via the application of mixing energy to the organic sludge followed by an alkaline treatment and a subsequent ammoniation. The invention further describes a method to increase the plant nutrient content in the organic containing product to a level which permits the finished granular fertilizer product to compete in the commercial agricultural fertilizer marketplace. Further, the invention reduces odors associated with said organic-containing sludges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: VitAg Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Burnham
  • Patent number: 8568758
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention relate to organic biostimulant compositions, including, for example, formulations comprising corn steep liquor (CSL) and water. In certain illustrative embodiments, the organic biostimulant composition further comprises from one to five microbial strains as an inoculant. Another aspect of the invention relates to a method of cultivating plants that comprises the steps of preparing an organic biostimulant composition comprising water and CSL, and applying the organic biostimulant composition through a delivery system to a growth medium supporting plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Daniels AgroSciences, LLC
    Inventor: Ralph S. Daniels
  • Patent number: 8506671
    Abstract: Coated fertilizer wherein the fertilizer and animal feed comprises particles coated with a biomass composition comprising 5-35 wt. % solid biomass particles with a D50 between 0 and 250 ?m and a D90 of less than 400 ?m and 95-65 wt. % oil, a biomass composition wherein the biomass composition comprises solid biomass particles with a D50 between 0 and 250 ?m and a D30 of less than 400 ?m and a process for the production of a biomass composition wherein a biomass composition comprising solid particles having a D50 between 100 and 1000 ?m is filtrated and the residue is grinded until the solid particles have a D50 between 0 and 250 ?m and a D90 of less than 400 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Hendrikus Schaafsma, Richard Johannes Matheus Janssen
  • Publication number: 20130192321
    Abstract: A method for the production of an agent for enhancing soil growth is described, comprising: grinding a biomass feedstock to produce ground biomass particles; subjecting the ground biomass particles to a biofractioning process including an auger reactor; selectively collecting at least one volatile component as it is released from the ground biomass particles; collecting a last remaining nonvolatile component comprising BMF char; rendering a surface of the BMF char hydrophilic; exposing the BMF char to microorganisms; and adding the BMF char to soil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Michael C. Cheiky, RONALD A. SILLS
  • Patent number: 8491692
    Abstract: A water-dispersible particle is provided that includes organic origin potash in an amount ranging from 5% to 99.9% by weight of the total dry weight of the particle. A binder component is present in an amount from 1% to 95% by weight. The organic origin potash and the binder component on that contact with water causes particle dispersion into more than 100 pieces. A process for making a water-dispersible particle includes mechanical aggregation of the potash into a pellet. A binder component is present in the particle in an amount ranging from 1% to 95% by weight. The potash and the binder component are present in a form such that contact with water causes particle dispersion into more than 100 pieces. The pellet is then dried and ready to be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: The Andersons, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Anderson, Timothy D. Birthisel
  • Publication number: 20130160506
    Abstract: Fertilizers and fertilizer additive compositions and methods are provided. The compositions and methods comprise utilizing by-products from the manufacture of biodiesel and/or fatty alkyl esters, wherein the by-product comprises glycerin, mong, moisture, C6-C24 saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, C6-C24 saturated and unsaturated fatty acid salts, methyl esters, ethyl esters and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Joan Lynch, Bo Tran
  • Publication number: 20130123103
    Abstract: A particle is provided that includes 5 wt % to 90 wt % of agricultural biomass, combustion residues, biosolids, or a combination thereof. A binder intermixed with the agricultural biomass, combustion residues, biosolids, or a combination thereof retains the mixture in the form of a particle. The resultant particle creates a use for existing waste streams while also improving soil quality. A process of stabilizing agricultural biomass, combustion residues, biosolids, or a combination thereof particles is also provided that includes combining agricultural biomass, combustion residues, biosolids, or a combination thereof with mineral and/or synthetic chemical fragments having a bulk density of greater than about 40 pounds per cubic foot and a sizing of about 100% passing through a 30 mesh screen and about 50% or more passing through a 200 mesh screen. By adding binder, a particle is formed that is deodorized and/or stabilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: The Andersons, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Anderson, Timothy D. Birthisel
  • Publication number: 20130019644
    Abstract: The bio-product includes a mixture of bark composts comprising up to 80% dried screened, aged-wood barks composts with up to 20% dehydrated and pasteurized agricultural residues from manure, potato and/or fish waste sources. The particle sizes, moisture content and pH of the bio-product is adjusted to satisfy three main markets; bio-fertilizers; turf top-dressings and peat moss substitute/amendment. The pH of the product is adjusted naturally by selecting and including therein bark composts from softwood and/or hardwood species.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Robert T. Kiely, Rodney J. Fry
  • Publication number: 20120247164
    Abstract: The invention is directed to manufacture of fertilizer having commercial levels of nitrogen supplemented with organic substances. The process treats organic matter with acid causing hydrolysis of organic polymers after which the mix is injected with nitrogen. The resultant sterilized and liquefied organic matter is disbursed over recycled material for the production of granules. Because the process allows for the controlled addition of acids and ammonia, desired levels of components can be achieved. The process is scalable, odor controlled and safe thereby allowing for the location of biosolid processing facilities in most any location. Further, the fertilizer of the invention provides a dual nitrogen-release profile when applied to crops. After application to soil, fertilizer of the invention releases an immediate bolus of nitrogen, similar to traditional ammonium sulfate, followed by continued slow release of nitrogen typically over a season.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: VitAg Corporation
    Inventors: Gary L. Dahms, James P. Carr, Jeffrey C. Burnham, Barry R. Jarrett
  • Patent number: 8262765
    Abstract: Methods of preparing a controlled release fertilizer include obtaining an amino acid fermentation byproduct liquor, and converting ammonium in the amino acid fermentation byproduct liquor to magnesium ammonium phosphate to obtain the controlled release fertilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Ajinomoto North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Summer, Randall Vos
  • Publication number: 20120222462
    Abstract: This invention is directed to systems, devices and methods for treating organic-containing sludges and converting such sludges to high value fertilizers containing both inorganic and organic fertilizer components, which creates an inorganically-augmented bioorganic fertilizer. The invention describes methods to create a thixotrophic or paste-like material via the application of mixing energy to the organic sludge followed by an alkaline treatment and a subsequent ammoniation. The invention further describes a method to increase the plant nutrient content in the organic containing product to a level which permits the finished granular fertilizer product to compete in the commercial agricultural fertilizer marketplace. Further, the invention reduces odors associated with said organic-containing sludges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: VitAg Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Burnham
  • Patent number: 8202342
    Abstract: This invention is directed to systems, devices and methods for treating organic-containing sludges and converting such sludges to high value fertilizers containing both inorganic and organic fertilizer components, which creates an inorganically-augmented bioorganic fertilizer. The invention describes methods to create a thixotrophic or paste-like material via the application of mixing energy to the organic sludge followed by an alkaline treatment and a subsequent ammoniation. The invention further describes a method to increase the plant nutrient content in the organic containing product to a level which permits the finished granular fertilizer product to compete in the commercial agricultural fertilizer marketplace. Further, the invention reduces odors associated with said organic-containing sludges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Vitag Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Burnham
  • Patent number: 8192519
    Abstract: This invention is directed to systems, devices and methods for modifying the process of producing dried biosolids pellets or granules into beneficiated inorganically-augmented bioorganic fertilizer. The present invention describes a method to beneficiate heat-dried biosolids or sludge pellets or granules as presently manufactured by municipalities or companies from a) dewatered municipal wastewater biosolids or sludges within the municipal wastewater treatment plant heat-dried biosolids production facility or from b) finished dry heat dried biosolids pellets or granules in a separate manufacturing facility from the municipal wastewater treatment plant to produce a fertilizer containing sufficient organic and inorganic plant nutrients to be valuable and saleable into the commercial agricultural industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Vitag Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Burnham
  • Publication number: 20110319264
    Abstract: Disclosed is a processing method whereby microorganisms, particularly waste yeast, can be turned into a processed material having high added value. Also disclosed is said processed material. Further disclosed is a production method for a reducing mixture derived from microorganisms which has an oxidation-reduction potential of 0 mV or less, said method being characterized by processing microorganisms or components thereof with superheated steam in the absence of oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Takanori Kitagawa, Chikako Iwabuchi, Daiki Honma, Yoshio Maekawa
  • Patent number: 8083829
    Abstract: An organic mixture for retaining water in soil includes 30 to 38 kg of cellulose fiber waste or paper sludge, 8 to 13 kg of dry sawdust or wood shavings, 30 to 50 kg of top soil, 4 to 6.5 kg of manure, and 11.45 to 20 kg of calcium carbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventors: Hector Luis Correa Delgado, Eduardo Esperon Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20110265533
    Abstract: This invention is directed to systems, devices and methods for treating organic-containing sludges and converting such sludges to high value fertilizers containing both inorganic and organic fertilizer components, which creates an inorganically-augmented bioorganic fertilizer. The invention describes methods to create a thixotrophic or paste-like material via the application of mixing energy to the organic sludge followed by an alkaline treatment and a subsequent ammoniation. The invention further describes a method to increase the plant nutrient content in the organic containing product to a level which permits the finished granular fertilizer product to compete in the commercial agricultural fertilizer marketplace. Further, the invention reduces odors associated with said organic-containing sludges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Burnham
  • Publication number: 20110265532
    Abstract: The invention describes a new method for treating sludge, which can result in the production of high nitrogen organically-augmented inorganic fertilizer that incorporates municipal sludges or biosolids or organic sludges that can compete with traditional fertilizers such as ammonium phosphate, ammonium sulfate and urea on the commodity fertilizer marketplace. The method takes advantage of the thixotropic property of dewatered biosolids or organic sludge to create a pumpable paste-like material from the biosolids or organic sludge that is then treated with an oxidizer to reduce odorant effects and an acid. This mix is then interacted with concentrated sulfuric and or phosphoric acids and an ammonia source or alternatively a hot or molten melt or salt of ammonium sulfate/phosphate to form a fertilizer mix. The present invention controls the heat, atmospheric pressure and retention time of the fertilizer mix in the reaction vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Burnham, James P. Carr, Gary L. Dahms
  • Publication number: 20110154873
    Abstract: The invention is directed to processes for treating biosolids that result in high-value, nitrogen-containing, slow-release, organically-augmented inorganic fertilizer that are competitive with less valuable or more costly conventional commercially manufactured fertilizers. The process involves conditioning traditional waste-water biosolids and processing the conditioned biosolids continuously in a high throughput manufacturing facility. The exothermic design and closed loop control of the primary reaction vessel decreases significantly the amount of power necessary to run a manufacturing facility. The process utilizes green technologies to facilitate decreased waste and enhanced air quality standards over traditional processing plants. The fertilizer produced from recovered biosolid waste is safe and meets or exceeds the United States Environment Protection Agency (USEPA) Class A and Exceptional Quality standards and is not subject to restrictions or regulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: VitAg Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Burnham, James P. Carr, Gary L. Dahms
  • Publication number: 20110160058
    Abstract: This invention relates to high organic matter plant food products for agronomic uses. Also disclosed are combination products comprising the high organic matter plant food products, articles made from and incorporating same and methods of using same in agricultural operations for restoration and/or maintenance of organic matter values and/or nutrient values in soils, particularly certified organic farm soils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: EarthRenew, Inc.
    Inventors: Alvin W. Fedkenheuer, Christianne Carin, Alexander Starosud
  • Patent number: 7947105
    Abstract: This invention is directed to systems, devices and methods for treating organic-containing sludges and converting such sludges to high value fertilizers containing both inorganic and organic fertilizer components, which creates an inorganically-augmented bioorganic fertilizer. The invention describes methods to create a thixotrophic or paste-like material via the application of mixing energy to the organic sludge followed by an alkaline treatment and a subsequent ammoniation. The invention further describes a method to increase the plant nutrient content in the organic containing product to a level which permits the finished granular fertilizer product to compete in the commercial agricultural fertilizer marketplace. Further, the invention reduces odors associated with said organic-containing sludges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Vitag Corp.
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Burnham
  • Patent number: 7927397
    Abstract: A concentrated separator by-product and fish soluble by-product based fertilizer product is created by mixing concentrated separator by-product, a by-product of the de-sugaring of beet molasses, and fish soluble by-product, a by-product of the production of fish meal. The raw mixture of concentrated separator by-product and fish soluble by-product is then heat treated and optionally filtered to remove suspended particular matter. The heat treated mixture of concentrated separator by-product and fish soluble by-product is then cooled to yield the concentrated separator by-product and fish soluble by-product based fertilizer product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: True Organic Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Matthew Evans
  • Patent number: 7901481
    Abstract: A vegetable based fluidic fertilizer derived from concentrated separator by-products (CSB.) The CSB is heat treated and optionally filtered to remove suspended particular matter. The heat treatment is performed in a range of about 150 to 200 degrees F. for about 24 to 96 hours. Filtration is provided using a standard wire mesh size in a range of about 50 to 200. The fertilizer may then be applied at about 25 to 200 gallons per acre. The fertilizer may be applied to agricultural vegetation either directly or by inclusion in an irrigation stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: True Organic Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jake Evans
  • Patent number: 7892310
    Abstract: A method of treating bio waste including the steps of (1) fermenting substantially raw biowaste in a pathogen reduction stage under anaerobic conditions for a predetermined period at a temperature in the mesophillic temperature range and (2) subsequently separating the solid and liquid phases to produce a fermented cake and fermented liquor. The fermented cake has at least 15% solids on dry basis and contains over 500 mg/L ammonia, over 1,000 mg/L total Volatile Fatty Acids (tVFA) and Escherichia coli less than 100,000 cfu per g dry solids. The fermented liquor contains over 10,000 mg/L COD, over 500 mg/L ammonia, over 1,000 mg/L tVFA and less than 5,000 mg/L of suspended solids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: United Utilities PLC
    Inventor: Son Le
  • Patent number: 7883564
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods for making fertilizer compositions out of potassium phosphate brine solutions recovered from meat processing operations. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method for making a fertilizer composition including filtering a meat-processing waste solution, and measuring the concentration of a salt in the meat-processing waste solution. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method for disposing of a meat-processing brine solution including filtering the meat-processing brine solution, and measuring the concentration of a salt in the meat-processing brine solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Hawkins, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Howard Hawkins, Ted Stern
  • Patent number: 7867947
    Abstract: Method of making blends of fertilizer granules and highly absorbent cellulosic granules carrying one or more pesticidal or other active ingredients that resist the formation of actives dust or segregation of the granules and that ensure even and efficient application of both the fertilizer and the active ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Kadant Grantek Inc.
    Inventors: Milenko Devic, Paul A. Dongieux, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110004044
    Abstract: Presented herein are compositions including a linear tenso-active surfactant which, upon contact and mechanical stirring of a hydrocarbon body, induces emulsification, resulting in oxidation of fatty acid aliphatic bodies. The compositions solve the problem of hydrocarbon pollution. The hydrocarbon decomposer and its by-products dissolve hydrocarbons present in polluted bodies such as clays, soils, water and sand. Methods of the invention create a residue that is a fertilizer, at room temperature and with no need for high pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventor: Pedro Murillo Gutierrez
  • Publication number: 20100326151
    Abstract: An enhanced fertilizer product comprised of nutrients and inert solids wherein the nutrients and inert solids are derived from a source material. The nutrients in the source material are collected with a nutrient capture process. The fertilizer product is agglomerated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Madigan, Ronald Dean Eichhorn
  • Patent number: 7846231
    Abstract: There are provided a method of treating organic waste, which is excellent in the smooth temperature elevation in the early stage of the treatment and satisfactory in temperature-maintenance in a high temperature range, and by which the stable treatment of organic waste is achieved and the evaporation of moisture is promoted, thereby a stable effect of treating organic waste and an increased treatment scale being achieved; an agent for treating organic waste; and microorganisms to be used therein. The method is characterized by the use of a mesophilic bacterium showing its activity at 15 to 50° C. and a thermophilic bacterium showing its activity at 50 to 70° C. in the organic waste. As the mesophilic bacteria, bacteria which have an exothermic action and form spores under a temperature of 50° C. or higher are preferable and Bacillus subtilis is more preferable. Among these bacteria, a C-3102 strain (FERM BP-1096) is especially preferable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Calpis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Miyazaki, Kiyoshi Maruta, Tomohiro Hamaoka
  • Publication number: 20100303551
    Abstract: A process of decontamination of sediment particles to reduce active pollutant components through particle size reduction and stabilization treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: YUN-FENG CHANG
  • Patent number: 7811352
    Abstract: Provided are various embodiments of a fertilizer composition. The fertilizer compositions include one or more compounds having a high nitrogen content, which may be measured by a carbon to nitrogen atom ratio. Also provided are methods for increasing nitrogen content in soil, promoting crop production and fertilizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Thomas Paul Binder, Philip C. Fass, Steven J. Furcich, John F. Less, Mark G. Matlock, William A. Torello
  • Patent number: 7785386
    Abstract: A process for treating an organic matter sludge includes, in a mixing stage, mixing an organic matter sludge and particulate sterilized organic matter, to form an organic matter mixture. This mixture is dried in a drying stage to obtain a homogeneous particulate organic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Capensis Investments 497 (Proprietary) Limited
    Inventors: Hendrik J. Venter, Carl Nieuwmeijer
  • Patent number: 7776124
    Abstract: Provided are various embodiments of a fertilizer composition. The fertilizer compositions include one or more compounds having a high nitrogen content, which may be measured by a carbon to nitrogen atom ratio. Also provided are methods for increasing nitrogen content in soil, promoting crop production and fertilizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Thomas Paul Binder, Philip C. Fass, Steven J. Furcich, John F. Less, Mark G. Matlock, William A. Torello
  • Patent number: 7735437
    Abstract: An exhaust gas cooling apparatus comprising a cooling chamber, primary distribution tube, cooling fan, and transfer fan; the cooling chamber is mounted on the side of a tractor; the cooling fan is installed in the rear end of the cooling chamber; the cooling chamber comprises a plurality of longitudinal apertures through which ambient air travels and a plurality of baffle chambers through which exhaust gas travels; the exhaust gas never mixes with the ambient air in the cooling chamber; the exhaust gas travels through the exit port of the cooling chamber into a primary distribution tube that carries the exhaust gas to a transfer fan; the transfer fan blows the exhaust gas into a plurality of secondary distribution tubes that transport the exhaust gas to a plurality of manifolds; and the exhaust gas travels from the manifolds through a plurality of tertiary distribution tubes and into the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Inventors: Gary Pollington, Ed Goodian, Arron Goodian, Keith Richardson
  • Patent number: 7736515
    Abstract: There is provided a method for highly treating distillation waste generated in the process of separating a distilled alcoholic material after alcoholic fermentation of starchy materials. The method includes the steps of adding sodium polyacrylate to the distillation waste from the starchy materials, then adding chitosan to treat the distillation waste, and further adding sodium polyacrylate to the waste. Furthermore, solid-liquid separation is then carried out. A liquid material thus separated is brought into contact with a reverse osmosis membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc., Dia Aqua Solutions Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Takamiya, Shoichiro Kajiwara, Koji Hirukawa, Kimihisa Iwashiro
  • Patent number: 7736411
    Abstract: The invention relates to a renewable process for manufacturing ground and soil treatment compounds using plant by-products. The invention further relates to products of that process, including an anti-slip compound for use on snow- or ice-covered surfaces, and to a related fertilizer compound for improving plant growth. The described compounds primarily comprise organic by-products of timber processing operations. In addition, the invention relates to a renewable energy and resource process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Maffei
  • Patent number: 7691169
    Abstract: Soil dispersible and water dispersible granular nutrients for use in fertilizers include granules having a crystallized saccharide and acid binder with carboxylates (sucrates) of a nutrient embedded therein and a method of preparing the nutrient containing granules is provided. A reducible nutrient compound and citric acid is converted to a nutrient carboxylate (sucrate) and chelate by reacting the reducible nutrient and citric acid with a sprayed stream of a stoichiometric excess of reducing saccharides (sugar cane molasses) containing at least 76% by weight solids and glacial acetic acid at a temperature of 160° to 175° F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Inventor: Paul E. McCoy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7662206
    Abstract: This invention is directed to systems, devices and methods for treating organic-containing sludges and converting such sludges to high value fertilizers containing both inorganic and organic fertilizer components, which creates an inorganically-augmented bioorganic fertilizer. The invention describes methods to create a thixotrophic or paste-like material via the application of mixing energy to the organic sludge followed by an alkaline treatment and a subsequent ammoniation. The invention further describes a method to increase the plant nutrient content in the organic containing product to a level which permits the finished granular fertilizer product to compete in the commercial agricultural fertilizer marketplace. Further, the invention reduces odors associated with said organic-containing sludges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Vitag Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Burnham
  • Patent number: 7662205
    Abstract: This invention is directed to systems, devices and methods for modifying the process of producing dried biosolids pellets or granules into beneficiated inorganically-augmented bioorganic fertilizer. The present invention describes a method to beneficiate heat-dried biosolids or sludge pellets or granules as presently manufactured by municipalities or companies from a) dewatered municipal wastewater biosolids or sludges within the municipal wastewater treatment plant heat-dried biosolids production facility or from b) finished dry heat dried biosolids pellets or granules in a separate manufacturing facility from the municipal wastewater treatment plant to produce a fertilizer containing sufficient organic and inorganic plant nutrients to be valuable and saleable into the commercial agricultural industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Vitag Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Burnham