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Author(s):Reinhart, Debra R.; Trainor, Scott D.
Author Affiliation:Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Title:Windrow cocomposting of municipal biosolids and yard waste
Source:Compost Science & Utilization. Vol. 3, No. 2, Spring 1995, p. 38-46.
# of Pages:9
Publishing Information:Emmaus, PA: JG Press
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Composting; Windrows; Odor control; Sewage sludge; Yard waste; Ratios; Surface runoff; Heavy metals; Mixtures; Chemical composition; Temperatures; Oxygen; Bulk density; Particle size
Abstract/Contents:"A total of four windrows with yard waste:biosolids ratios ranging from 5.0:1 to 1.2:1 by wet weight were operated over a six month period. The windrows were monitored for temperature, oxygen content, bulk density, particle size, compost characteristics (including metals, nutrients, pesticides, and moisture content), runoff characteristics, and odor potential. Based on study results, composting should be employed at a yard waste:biosolids ratio greater than or equal to 3:1 in order to minimize odor and improve compost characteristics. Leaching of several metals was observed; however, only lead was observed in the runoff at concentrations above maximum contaminant levels."
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Reinhart, D. R., and S. D. Trainor. 1995. Windrow cocomposting of municipal biosolids and yard waste. Compost Sci. Util. 3(2):p. 38-46.
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