The AMT system offers a very valuable cost effective solution where a liquid waste needs to be sterilised, pasteurised or coagulated. It is particularly useful where potentially bio hazardous material needs to be sterilised prior to final treatment or disposal. The potential uses of such a system are numerous but a good example is the treatment of blood waste from abattoirs. By treating fresh blood as it is produced at the abattoir the following is achieved.
- The blood is heated and sterilised.
- The blood proteins coagulate allowing the liquid fraction to freely drain from the solids.
- The sterile liquid fraction has a low BOD and can be disposed of directly to the sewer.
- The remaining sterile solid proteins (50% of the total) can be used as a fertiliser, an ingredient for pet food or in the case of chicken blood used in fish food.
- By using sterile collection techniques and storage systems the treated blood proteins can be used in food products such as black puddings and specialist sausages.
Other potential applications are the treatment of egg waste and in the disposal of hospital or laboratory effluent which can be sterilised prior to final treatment.
The use of Volumetric Heating using the AMT Microwave system provides a method of sterilisation in a range of difficult circumstances where other more conventional methods would find difficulty.