Corrosive free compost facility for Waste Options Nantucket

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Courtesy of Veldeman Structure Solutions

Veldeman’s daughter company, Universal Fabric Structures was appointed by Nantucket Waste Options to construct their aeration and biofilter structures. More then 5.500m² of TFS structures in a custom layout meet the island wind loads and provide a corrosive free environment while solving waste disposal on the island.

The biofilter will store the compost and odor control media for 2-3 years before re-sale on the market. The compost will be tilled and blended with the media only once a year. Working with non-corrosive materials limits maintenance and shut down time.

Why has Waste Options chosen for a Veldeman/Universal building?

  • Non-corrosive components - Daylight light transmission reducing operating costs
  • Complete odor control and suppression with no gaps or eaves
  • Limited reaction loads
  • Modular to refit upon growth
  • Cleaner working environment

Details of the building:

Location : Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
Use : Bio-mass facility
Dimensions : TFS 34m x 90m, TFS 28m x 87m
Building material: Aluminium frame & high quality PVC coated membrane
Construction time: 6 months complete
Cost: 1.5 Million USD installed
Owners: Waste Options Nantucket

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