FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is the LFC biodigester noisy?
Does the biodigester smell?
No. The air quality is unaffected by the LFC biodigester. Ordinarily, there are no smells from the LFC biodigester. The door of the LFC biodigester is sealed, so moisture and heat are kept in the LFC biodigester.
Is the LFC Bio-digester chopping or grinding up the waste food?
No. The LFC biodigester is digesting the waste food, like a stainless steel stomach. The LFC drum (the “stomach”) periodically mixes new waste food, old waste food, water, oxygen and microrganisms. The waste food is decomposed and primarily produces water, CO2 and heat.
Does the LFC Bio-digester only process in batches?
How often should I add the 'Powerzyme'?
The 'Powerzyme' contains a living organism; as long as it has food and water it will survive inside the drum. More 'Powerzyme' will need to be added - a cup full - after a shut down period, or once a year to top up the levels.
What is the BOD 5 load?
Since the food waste has been aerobically digested over a period of 24 hours, the effleunt BOD 5 value is very low - 300-500mgL. The additional load is the equivalent to approximately one extra crew person onboard.
Is the effluient safe to dispose of overboard/down the drain?
The effluient has been classified as 'grey water' by the MCA. It is safe for discharge overboard and can pass through marine and land based Sewage Treatment Plants with no issues.
What size is the smallest Bio-digester?
The LFC 20 is smaller than a standard Dishwasher. This unit can handle 20kg of food at any one time and can be continually loaded after every service or food preparation.
How long does it take to fit?
The same time it would take to fit a dishwasher, not very long.
Does it need a grease trap?
A grease trap is not required.