Poultry Manure Dryers


Vulcan® Drying Systems Poultry Manure Dryer

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Basis of Design - Throughput Calculations Based on - 20% Solids, 80% Water
Model Tonnage
HD740 2-4 TPH
HD850 5-8 TPH
HD950 9-10 TPH

* Varying capacities and feed consistency will change product capacity.


The Vulcan® Drying Systems Chicken Manure Drying System is a 30' long x 4' diameter Heyl & Patterson (Renneburg) rotary dryer with flighting. It includes 5 MBtu burner with controls, infeed hopper and system controls. Drive mechanism is powered by a 15 hp electric motor. It is mounted on a dual-axle trailer.


  • Government pressure to use alternative methods for manure management.
  • Serious environmental issues.
  • Excessive disposal fees.
  • Government fines if not disposed of according to regulations.
  • Additional challenges from transportation and storage.


  • Cost of disposal is easily reduced, and in some cases, completely eliminated.
  • Reduction in volume of manure, while adding value.
  • Ammonia can be sequestered from the vent gas which significantly reduces odors.
  • Production of a dry pellet fertilizer, creating a marketable commodity from what once was considered waste.


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Each Vulcan® Drying Systems Hemp Drying System is custom-built for each client. Systems include the following components:

  • Feed chute or conveyor
  • Rotary Dryer
  • Combustion chamber with burner
  • Secondary air blower
  • Cyclone or Baghouse
  • Induced air blower
  • Controls

Vulcan Sorting Systems Trommel Screens and Vulcan Sorting Systems Conveyors can be used for sorting and transporting Hemp.

Poultry Manure Drying Process

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System Process Flow


1. Feed Hopper with Bar Screen

We understand that not all manures are created equal, and that the consistency of the manure, the arrangement of the feed systems, and the intended beneficial reuse will drive the selection of the material handling equipment. Vulcan® Drying Systems provides best in class manure feed handling options for clumpy, lumpy, sticky and just plain trashy feed. We know how to handle it all.

2 Feed Conveyor

After passing through the feed hopper with bar screen, manure is transported up the feed conveyor, prior to being dried in the rotary drum More InfoVulcan® Drying Systems Systems utilizes Tuffman® Conveyors in order to provide state-of-the-art conveyors for each system manufactured in our facility.

3. Rotary Drum Dryer

The work horse of the Vulcan® Drying Systems Manure Dryer System is the heavy duty, low temp, direct heating, rotary drum dryer. More InfoThe low temp dryer is extremely energy efficient and can be configured to utilize a variety of fuels or waste heat to perform the drying process. Our single pass system is a simple low cost method of producing a granular fertilizer. For a highly marketable product, our blending, dosing, and recirculation system produces a high value fertilizer pellet. Systems are available as stationary plants or built on a mobile platform.

4. Material Discharge

On discharge, all processed manure is sent to the client mandated location for re-purposing and re-sale. More InfoHowever, the Vulcan® Drying Systems Systems Manure Dryer doesn't stop there. This system ensures that all particulate matter is removed in a safe and secure fashion

5. Cyclone

Processing manure is not without its stink. Fortunately, the included Vulcan® Drying Systems Air Pollution Control (APC) equipment removes particulate and abates the odor. More InfoFor manure with high levels of ammonia or a super powerful odor, our multistage condensing and dosing systems ensure that the stink is limited to the sweet smells of success.

6. Venturi Scrubber

After particulate and vapors are passed through the system, the Vulcan® Drying Systems Venturi Scrubber provides a secondary precaution to help remove ammonia and particulate matter from vapors. More InfoVulcan® Drying Systems Systems takes environmental control and regulations very seriously, seen through our use of Venturi Scrubber technology in all of our manure drying systems.

Process Flow Diagram


Improve Your Poultry Manure Drying Process

Discover why we are a leading technology provider for poultry manure nutrient recovery. Rethink how you dispose. Eliminate disposal costs. Produce a pellet fertilizer.

Benefits of the Vulcan® Drying Systems Poultry Manure Drying System

For centuries, poultry manure has been handled as a solid, being directly deposited onto pastures, collected with poultry bedding, and applied as a nutrient for crops. However, as the number of poultry farms has grown, a need has developed for more efficient manure management. The process of transporting poultry manure to cropland, while still in raw form, has become expensive in comparison to transporting nitrogen or phosphorus as a dry fertilizer. The transportation issues also reduced potential buyers for the waste and created a "buyer's market".  Until recently, poultry manure had not been regulated strictly, despite negative environmental impacts, causing conflicts over who is responsible for pollution caused by poultry manure and leading to newly introduced regulations.

Manure is to be an expected by-product in the poultry industry that, when left untreated, provides no substantial benefit. Properly processed manure, on the other hand, is a highly marketable fertilizer that creates added value to poultry farms.

The nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and other rich nutrients contained in poultry manure make it an extremely effective fertilizer once treated. The organic matter improves soil structure, aeration, water infiltration, and soil moisture-holding volume.

Dry fertilizer also has many added benefits when compared with wet waste applications, including less potential for runoff, an increase in the number of available application days, and an increase in available application sites.

Agriculture, horticulture, and landscaping companies are just a handful of companies in many different industries that can see positive revenue generation through the use of poultry manure derived fertilizer.

About the Agriculture Industry

The agriculture industry faces the significant challenge of feeding an ever-expanding global population from finite or dwindling resources such as water, pasture and cropland.

Because of the challenges, effective storage and transportation of food materials is important to industry profitability and general conservation of resources. There is a growing trend toward sustainable energy and a need for effective drying to prevent perishability and lower storage and transportation costs.

Additionally, food and beverage by-products or waste products are being treated and pasteurized to create animal feeds or converted to fertilizer.

Vulcan® Drying Systems Dryers are purpose-built to dry grains, cereals, switchgrass, animal feed, alfalfa, and numerous other materials for easier and more cost-effective storage and transportation. Animal manure can also be dried and processed as a source of renewable energy and for use in feed and as a fertilizer. Our experienced team will work with you to create a solution perfectly suited to your project, location, and budget.

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