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Anaerobic Digestion: Why Hire Professionals for Digester Cleaning Services?

Anaerobic digestion is one of the most common processes for breaking down organic waste, allowing for efficient disposal. For this process to work the way it’s supposed to, it is important to have an anaerobic digestion plant that’s properly maintained. This is something that some waste treatment companies attempt to do in-house, but generally, it’s recommended to hire professional digester cleaning services, such as P&H Senesac.

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at some of the benefits you can expect when you hire professionals to clean and maintain your digester mixing systems.

Anaerobic Digestion at a Glance

Before we get into the proper upkeep of anaerobic digestion mixing systems, let’s zoom out for the big picture.

Anaerobic digestion is actually a sequence of biological processes, characterized by microorganisms breaking down biodegradable waste, without any oxygen present. Anaerobic digestion processes often result in the creation of biogas, and they can be used to deal with municipal wastewater, solid food waste, livestock manure, industrial waste, and more.

Through these processes, biodegradable waste can be broken down into manageable quantities, making it easier, more cost-effective, and more ecologically responsible to dispose of this waste.

The Need to Clean Digester Mixing Systems

One of the most serious needs at any anaerobic digestion plant is to keep the anaerobic digester mixing systems cleaned and well-maintained.

The reason for this is actually pretty straightforward. When using anaerobic digester mixing systems, high concentrations of biodegradable waste are placed into tanks or lagoons. Over time, this can result in the build-up or residue and crustacea on the inside of that tank or lagoon. And, if all that stuff isn’t cleaned up, it limits the total capacity of the tank, making it impossible for the digestion plant to work at optimal capacity and at peak productivity.

Hiring Professional Digester Cleaning Services

Routine digester cleanouts should be part of any anaerobic digestion process… and generally speaking, it’s best to leave this work to professionals, like the team here at P&H Senesac.

There are a number of reasons why this is the case:

  • Companies like P&H Senesac can help you minimize downtime. Having your digester cleaned out usually means taking a pause from normal operations. Naturally, you want that downtime to be as brief as possible. As such, we recommend against trying a DIY cleanout, which may be significantly more time-intensive than you imagine it will be. Instead, outsource to professionals whose job it is to get the work done efficiently and expediently.
  • Professional teams will bring the best technology. At P&H Senesac, we regularly consult with engineers to make sure our digester cleaning equipment is highly advanced. This allows us to ensure that the job is done carefully, safely, and thoroughly.
  • Companies such as P&H Senesac offer world-class expertise. We deliver a lot more than advanced technology and sophisticated equipment. We can also dispatch our team of experts, who have worked across such diverse applications as food processing, wastewater treatment, sludge holding tank cleanouts, and more. We will ensure the correct strategy and the right technology to complete your project to perfection.

The bottom line: Digester cleaning is too important to neglect… and too important not to entrust it to the professionals.

Choose P&H Senesac for Digester Cleaning

P&H Senesac has been a nationwide leader in digester cleaning services since the late 1980s. We’re known for having the most innovative technology, the most competitive prices, and the most efficient processes. We invite you to reach out to us with any additional questions.