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Physical, chemical and biological processes for optimizing decentralized composting

Hogland, W; Bramryd, Torleif LU ; Marques, M and Nimmermark, S (2003) In Compost Science & Utilization 11(4). p.330-336
Abstract
On-site composting of nonpolluted organic wastes avoids costs and energy for transportation since the volume to be transported can be reduced to about 20% of the original. This paper describes the aerobic processes in a small-scale composting reactor, and evaluates how these processes can be optimized. The optimized composting process has a relatively short turnover time for organic matter; at the same time the temperature of about 60degreesC decreases the problems with pathogens and weeds in the mature compost. The compost produced has a high nutritional value, with high concentrations of especially nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus, while the contamination by heavy metals and other toxic substances are very low.
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  series       = {Compost Science & Utilization},
  title        = {Physical, chemical and biological processes for optimizing decentralized composting},
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  year         = {2003},
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