Compost tea extraction system from Aeromaster
April 2, 2008 by Manure Manager
Compost tea made with the TE500
from Midwest Bio-Systems is a water-based extraction of the soluble
minerals, humic substances, and microbes from high-quality compost.
Compost tea made with the TE500 from Midwest Bio-Systems is a water-based extraction of the soluble minerals, humic substances, and microbes from high-quality compost. A food source is also added to the compost tea to stimulate microbial activity and reproduction.
The TE 500 has simple, easy-to-use controls. It features stainless steel construction, including piping and water pump. The Aeromaster compost tea extraction system is a high production compost tea production process. The basic principle of the extraction system is to use more high-quality compost per gallon of finished tea, effectively extract the soluble minerals, humus, and microbiology. No food sources are added immediately, allowing the inactive microbes to remain inactive, thus conserving oxygen. This extends the useful life of the tea to 10-14 days. Because the microbial population was not made active by adding food, the microbial diversity that existed in the compost is preserved.
Aeromaster tea activators are added to the compost tea just prior for application. The activators are specific food sources that “wake up” the microbial population causing it to become active and begin rapid reproduction. The active microbes are immediately applied to the crop where they continue to multiply in a natural environment that favors preserving the original microbial diversity.
The AE500 produces compost continuously as 500 gallons of water passes through the extraction system. When the 500 gallon batch is complete, the spent compost sludge is flushed from the systems. Once a fresh charge of compost is put in the extractor, production of the next batch can begin.