compost research Articles

  • Composting in flanders: the vlaco experience

    Currently, the Flanders waste policy is based on the so-called ‘ladder of Lansink’. Six aerobic composting and one anaerobic digestion plant are operational for the treatment of biowaste. Some new composting plants are foreseen for 1999 and/or 2000. Composting retention time varies from 10 to 15 weeks. Green waste is treated in 15 open air composting plants. With respect to the use of compost ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Project Compo-Ball - Case Study

    Compo-Ball is developing a new system for monitoring the temperature and humidity during composting processes. The 3-year research project is funded by the European Commission and brings together 16 partners from 9 European countries. The aim is to bring affordable wireless composting-sensors to the European composting ...

  • Lessons From the Field - Sean Croft - Case Study

    Sean Croft, of Arahura Farms, is one of Australia’s largest organic carrot growers and is interested in improving soil management practices through permanent beds, controlled traffic, using compost and the introduction of beneficial microbes into the soil profile. From Sean’s perspective “We’re always looking at ways we can do things better. We’ve researched compost ...

  • Reflections on research: Biogeochemist Gavin Mcnicol shares insights from his research at soil

    Earlier this summer, SOIL was pleased to share newly published research in the journal Nature Climate Change that revealed groundbreaking analysis on SOIL’s sanitation solution and climate mitigation potential. We are particularly grateful for the remarkable and dedicated team of researchers who worked on this research with SOIL, and who are endeavoring to help solve the global climate ...


    By SOIL Haiti

  • Sludge composting, sludge pretreatment and radiation technology: a review

    The paper reviews the state-of-the-art technologies on sludge conditioning and stabilisation. Radiation technology, best contextualised within the concept of Green Chemistry, is yet another developing area of sludge pretreatment. Besides revisiting some important aspects of sludge treatment by composting, this review paper also appraises the application of gamma ray and ultrasound irradiations ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Demonstration Trials of the Utilisation of Composted Materials in the Maintenance of Sports and Amenity Turfgrass - ORG0027 final report

    WRAP (The Waste and Resources Action Programme) was established in 2000 with the primary aim of creating stable and efficient markets for recycled materials and products. Within WRAP’s Organics Programme, the overall aim is to increase the manufacture and purchase of quality compost through capital funding, marketing, training, quality assurance as well as research and development. It has been ...

  • Effect on maturity and nutritional parameters during vermicomposting of Municipal Solid Waste

    Municipal solid wastes are the residue facing restrictive legislation with respect to landfill disposal of the biodegradable fraction. One of the frequent problem is that the compost maturity of these residues are not achieved due to the high C : N ratio. The present research work shows the effect on compost maturity and nutritional parameters of compost, during vermicomposting. The various ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Training a New Generation of Sanitation Researchers

    SOIL loves providing opportunities for students in Haiti to work with our team and gain valuable hands-on experience in the sanitation sector to help jumpstart their careers. Over the past six months, SOIL research partner Dr. Rebecca Ryals has been conducting a study on optimal composting conditions at our waste treatment facilities. The study looks at whether using different lining materials ...


    By SOIL Haiti

  • Technical and financial evaluation of composting programs in Asia

    Because the solid wastes of Asian cities are typically comprised of 70-85% organics, dirt and dust (Furedy, 1989b), composting has long been considered an interesting option to reduce the amounts of waste to be transported and disposed of in landfills. Furthermore, composting makes use of natural resources (i.e., the organic materials in wastes) that would otherwise be wasted. However, ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

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