Eco Sphere Sciences' Muncher® industrializes bioremediation via aerobically breaking down green waste, rotten food, meats, derived municipal solid waste (MSW) most organic and some inorganic compounds in a fraction of the time and space which windrow composting and normal remediation methods cannot accomplish. Our process is safer and without the deadly toxicity and explosive problems of anaerobic systems.
(The Muncher® can operate in an anaerobic mode if necessary). The Muncher® produces no hazardous gases or harmful byproducts, and the Muncher® process kills pathogens.
The Muncher® is able to reduce the mass of solid waste upwards of 70 percent. Because of this fact, the system's cost may be justified on the basis of reduced landfill tipping fees alone. However, the solid and liquid byproducts very effectively enhance food plant growth between 25 to 30 percent, without the liabilities of commercial chemical fertilizers. Thus, the solid and liquid outputs of the Muncher® process are not simply transformed waste, but totally saleable products.
Muncher® technology can be employed and adapted for environmental cleanup and remediation. Many such applications involve (for example but not limited to) PCBs, dioxins, all nitrogen wastes, explosives, concrete, fuels, grease and crude oil.
The Muncher® process is protected by U.S. patents.
How Feasible Is the Muncher?
A prototype Muncher has been constructed and demonstrated so impressively that it persuaded a waste disposal firm in California to enter negotiations to establish a Muncher at their facility. They attended the initial demonstration with the set attitude, “There is no way that this process can possibly work.” After viewing the full demonstration from start to finish, their attitude changed 180 degrees. As one member of their staff stated to us afterwards, “I have been in waste management for over 30 years, and I never saw anything like this before. I witnessed the entire process from start to finish, and still do not know how it is done, but it is everything they claim it to be.”
The Muncher is based upon three components, Mechanical, Naturally occurring Biological, and Chemical. Each component by itself does not achieve the reduction of matter and accomplish the goals concerning our propriety process. But working together they form an enormous synergistic effect which enables our process to accomplish what many people have declared to be impossible.
Although we are able to construct industrial-sized Munchers, the next step is to produce Munchers which handle waste disposal problems for establishments such as a restaurants or hotels; It is our goal to produce Munchers for home use. Our Research and Development Department currently is developing improved ways to cultivate algae. The carbon dioxide produced by the Muncher is pumped through algae vats to accelerate algae growth. This kills two birds with one stone – it prevents carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere and aids in the production of a valuable crop. Algae are tremendously profitable when used for foodstuff, pharmaceuticals, and fuel oil.
Ecologico-Logic: The Most Profitable Approach to Waste Disposal
The four most commonly-used methods of waste disposal are landfill, incineration, ocean dumping and anaerobic digestion. From a financial standpoint, incineration and anaerobic digestion are far less competitive in most situations than landfill or ocean dumping The financial analyses of incineration and anaerobic digestion have been placed in the Appendix. Most of the well-situated areas for landfill have already been closed, thus necessitating longer journeys to the landfill site. The heat formed by organic compounds under pressure also generates toxic explosive gases such as methane, hydrogen sulfide, and sulfur dioxide. Of additional concern is the landfill pollutants leach into aquifers with cancer causing compounds, but eventually pollute not only the rivers and oceans but the biosphere as well. Minimizing, replacing and remediating landfills by a genuinely green solution would be an undoubted boon for the environment. The question remains – is it possible to do so profitably? The following analysis shows that the Muncher represents a much more profitable approach to waste disposal than landfill for a typical waste disposal facility, who are the primary market for Munchers.
A Financial Analysis of Landfill vs. Ecologico-Logic Aerobic Digestion
Landfill is the most common method of waste disposal. The primary expense in landfill are tipping fees; the cost that the waste disposal firm must pay to the landfill operator. The chart below shows the rise in tipping fees between 1986 and 2004 nationally and for those regions with above-average tipping fees. Current tipping fees are generally higher than they were in 2004, and are projected to rise in the coming years.
A Tale of Two Artichoke Plants
The two artichoke plants in the above photographs were both planted in Chief Operations Officer Moe Memon’s garden on September 15th, 2009. Both were watered regularly, but the artichoke plant on the left was given a SINGLE treatment of effluent resulting from running the prototype for a demonstration. The photograph on the left was taken on December 14th, 2009 and the photograph on the right was taken on January 27th, 2010. The extraordinary growth exhibited above by the plant on the left is due to the combination of Natural Biological, Mechanical, and Chemical action that is unique to form Muncher by-products. Moreover, unlike many commercial fertilizers, Muncher by-products are COMPLETELY GREEN – they contain no heavy concentrations of non organic fertilizers, or other environmentally harmful chemicals.
Why Purchase a Muncher?
Anaerobic digestion systems exist and have been proven via their established technology to produce hazardous material. The Muncher is a totally aerobic rather than an anaerobic system. We build machines modeled to handle 50 tons of waste per day. This size will accommodate most small and intermediate-sized facilities. Larger facilities can simply order multiple units, as each Muncher has a relatively small footprint. Additionally, the Muncher functions not only as a machine which reduces waste currently being created, it also increases landfill capacity by reducing waste already accumulated there.