ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN
FOOD WASTE SOLUTION?
Marpol Annex V gives clear instruction on permissible and prohibited disposal of food waste, and the need for a garbage management plan. Yachts have to store, freeze, tender ashore and find suitable refuge collection points for all their food waste.
Having a Bio-Digester onboard eliminates all of these inconveniences.
The LFC25 unit is smaller than a dishwasher and can be easily installed onboard your vessel.
The LFC is a fully enclosed automatic composting machine that disposes of food matter within 24 hours. Once it is installed, food waste can be added at any time and the output is grey water that is environmentally safe and has a low BOD5 value.
FOOD IS DIGESTED
Water is injected into the machine to maintain equilibrium for the microorganisms to rapidly decompose the food and to flush decomposed effluent out of the machine. A rotating arm inside the machine slowly churns the waste food to constantly mix the old food, new food, oxygen, and micro-organisms to enhance decomposition.
RELEASED AS 'GREY WATER'
The waste water is drained into the grey water system and can be pumped directly overboard or treated by the vessel sewage treatment plant. Due to the aerobic digestion process, the BOD5 values in the effluent do not cause additional loading on the Sewage Treatment System. With a 0.9mm filter we can also say there is zero plastic waste passing through the Biodigester onto the ocean.
NO MORE UNPLEASANT SMELLS FROM THE FOOD WASTE STORE.
Reduce the vessel's
by not sending food waste to landfill.
•Food is decomposed within 24 hours
•Continuous digestion process without emptying
•Discharge from machine is safe to discharge overboard
(for more information on Marpol Annex V click here)
•Can be installed in galley or waste room
•Simple and safe operation
•Colour touch screen interface
•Weight of waste is continuously monitored and reported
into the ocean.
•Displays statistics on usage and waste food digested
•Incorporates comprehensive diagnostics and service schedule
•Connects to the cloud so statistics on usage, diagnostics and service schedules can be monitored remotely
•Air-tight tank provides quiet and odour-free operation
•All stainless steel construction
•Worldwide sales, service and support
HOW IT WORKS
The LFC uses a series of processes in which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the presence of oxygen. The environment of the LFC, with our proprietary mixture of microbes and enzymes, accelerates the digestion of most food products within 24 hours. The output is grey water that is environmentally safe. You can discharge this overboard safely.
The LFC is a practical alternative to the traditional disposal of waste food. Anything you can eat (both raw and cooked), including fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, cheese, bread, rice and noodles can go into the LFC. The process is totally green because it uses no chemicals.
As one of Earth's oldest processes, composting is the most effective means of stabilizing and converting biodegradable waste. The waste food is not being chopped; instead it is decomposed to such a degree that it becomes a liquid and can exit the machine only through a fine mesh screen. The rich by-product is therefore safe and replenishes nature.
Click on the PDF to view a simplified overview of the discharge provisions of the revised MARPOL Annex V which entered into force on 1 January 2013, and how the LFC Bio-digester complies with these.
Included in our frequently asked questions is information about BODs, smell, timings and much more. If you have a question of your own, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
WHAT CAN GO IN?
FRUIT WITHOUT STONES
FISH AND BONES
EGGS AND SHELLS
PINEAPPLE HEADS (CUT)
Sentini Marine focuses on offering high quality services to the engineering departments of the yachting sector. This includes technical documentation services, planned maintenance and procurement, all carried out with the highest emphasis on customer service and integrity. For more information, see our main website WWW.SENTINIMARINE.COM
Sentini Green is focused on the environment and the protection of our precious ocean. Yachting is known for its consuming nature, but there are ways in which we can make changes in order to protect our seas; the LFC Bio-Digester is one of those ways.
ABOUT POWERKNOT OCEAN
Power Knot Ocean’s mission is to provide hassle-free solutions for onboard food waste. We have years of experience in the marine market, and with rapid growth in this area over the last 18 months, we are truly fortunate to be able to help vessels achieve their sustainability goals, and provide clear analytics to document this. We are also proud that our machines eliminate accidental plastic in the food waste stream from entering the ocean.