Global Patent Index - EP 1062316 A1

EP 1062316 A1 2000-12-27 - IN VESSEL COMPOSTING PROCESS AND APPARATUS

Title (en)

IN VESSEL COMPOSTING PROCESS AND APPARATUS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND APPARAT FÜR KOMPOSTIERUNG IN GEFÄSSEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF DE COMPOSTAGE EN CIRCUIT FERME

Publication

EP 1062316 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00902394 A

Priority

  • US 0000736 W
  • US 11573699 P
  • US 39857399 A
  • US 9921657 W
  • US 16645299 P
  • US 17056699 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0042164A1] An in-vessel composting apparatus and process for continuous processing of food waste into two component end product consisting of a bulk organic compost material and a compost-rich, liquid tea. The apparatus consists of a shredder/particle sizer (120) feeding a horizontal drum (200) having at least three chambers (210, 220, 230) with connecting ports (215, 225) of sequentially increasing diameter, and through to a bulk collection container (400). The apparatus is further equipped with motorized drum rotation and provision for draining excess fluid from the first chamber (210), holding a batch volume at elevated temperature for a period of time, and then percolating it through the finished compost product in the third and final chamber (230) to make compost tea.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

C12M 1/02; C05G 3/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

C05F 17/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

C05F 17/0018 (2013.01); C05F 17/0223 (2013.01); Y02P 20/145 (2015.11); Y02W 30/43 (2015.05)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0042164 A1 20000720; CA 2323209 A1 20000720; EP 1062316 A1 20001227; EP 1062316 A4 20050427

INPADOC legal status


2005-12-21 [R18D] EP-APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN: (CORRECTION)

- Effective date: 20050528

2005-12-14 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050517

2005-04-27 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20050311

2005-04-27 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7C 12M 1/02 A

2005-04-27 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7C 05G 3/00 B

2001-10-04 [111L] LICENCES

- Free text: 20010208 0100 NATURE'S SOILS, INC.

2001-06-27 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: KEROUAC, PAUL E.

2001-06-27 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: KEROUAC, PAUL E.

2001-06-06 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: KEROUAC, PAUL E.

2001-06-06 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: KEROUAC, PAUL E.

2001-05-16 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001003

2001-04-11 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: NATURE'S SOILS, INC.

2001-04-11 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: NATURE'S SOILS, INC.

2000-12-27 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE