Location: Kettleman City, CA/ Capacity: 24 dry tons per day / Project Completed: 2013
Tulare Lake Compost (TLC) is a state-of-the-art 175 acre composting facility located near Kettleman City in Kings County, California. At the facility, an eco-friendly process is used to combine agricultural and green waste from the Central Valley with biosolids from Los Angeles County to create an optimal mixture for composting. TLC employs the covered aerated static pile (ASP) composting process in which air is forced through piles of compost mixture to provide oxygen for microbial decomposition.
Engineered fabric covers or a biofilter is placed over the composting piles to capture and reduce odors and organic emissions from the piles.
The facility currently has the capacity to convert up to 100,000 wet tons per year (wtpy) of anaerobically digested and dewatered biosolids into valuable, nutrient rich, Class A Exceptional Quality Compost.
The BacTee aeration floor system was used in the biofilter that treats odorous air from the Mixing and Receiving Building.