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Author(s):Day, M.; Krzymien, M.; Shaw, K.; Zaremba, L.; Wilson, W. R.; Botden, C.; Thomas, B.
Author Affiliation:Day, Krzymien, Shaw, & Zaremba: Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Wilson, Botden, & Thomas: CORCAN, Pittsburgh Institution, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Title:An investigation of the chemical and physical changes occurring during commercial composting
Section:Research
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Source:Compost Science & Utilization. Vol. 6, No. 2, Spring 1998, p. 44-66.
# of Pages:23
Publishing Information:Emmaus, PA: JG Press
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Composting; Composts; Volatility; Volatile organic compounds; pH; Bulk density; Carbon; Hydrogen; Nitrogen
Abstract/Contents:"In this study, the chemical and physical changes in the composting material, along with the emissions of volatile compounds, have been monitored during a 49 day composting period in a commercial composting operation. In addition, samples of composting material, taken from the commercial operation, have been monitored in automated laboratory scale composters. The measurements conducted on the solid samples included: pH, volatile matter, bulk density, air voids, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen. In addition, the gaseous volatiles were monitored for odor, as well as gas composition as detemined by gas chromatography/mass spectometry. The results clearly indicated that while the behavior of the composting material was different in the laboratory scale unit, in comparison to what was observed in a commercial composting operation, the laboratory method gave valuable information on the compostability of the material, unobtainable in the larger unit. Based upon an evaluation of the physical and chemical parameters measured, a great deal of information was obtained regarding the progression of the composting process and the identification of possible problem area where biological activity may have been compromised."
Language:English
References:22
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Day, M., M. Krzymien, K. Shaw, L. Zaremba, W. R. Wilson, C. Botden, et al. 1998. An investigation of the chemical and physical changes occurring during commercial composting. Compost Sci. Util. 6(2):p. 44-66.
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