COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: CENTER FOR URBAN AGRICULTURE COMPOST HEAT TRANSFER SYSTEM

COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: CENTER FOR URBAN AGRICULTURE COMPOST HEAT TRANSFER SYSTEM

COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: CENTER FOR URBAN AGRICULTURE COMPOST HEAT TRANSFER SYSTEM ARiES employees Jason MacIsaac and Matt Ellison visited the chicken coop to inspect the site. ARiES engineer Matt Ellison worked with Knoxville Botanical Garden – Center for Urban Agriculture employees Amanda and Dan on the chicken coop heat transfer project Construction was supervised by the coop’s three residents: Petunia, Rosemary and Marigold ARiES photographer, Mark T Mullin, made sure the hens felt included in the process! Construction was supervised by the coop’s three residents: Petunia, Rosemary and Marigold A wall of straw bales will contain the compost pile and can eventually become compost in turn Perforated black pipe (at right) will be laid in the base of the compost pile for aeration, since we will be unable to manually turn the pile as you might do in your home garden. Construction was supervised by the coop’s three residents: Petunia, Rosemary and Marigold A foundation of organic materials like wood chips, plant clippings, leaves etc. start the pile Amanda, Matt and Dan coil the blue pipe evenly throughout the compost pile to take advantage of its heat. The blue pipe is coiled throughout the compost and connects to a water container. As the compost pile breaks down, heat is generated and transferred to water being pumped through the pipe. Temperatures reach more than 100 degrees. As water flows back into the container, that heat is transferred to copper pipes that wrap around a 2nd container holding drinking water for the hens. The blue pipe is coiled throughout the compost and connects to a water container. As the compost pile breaks...