composting vessel Articles

  • Evaluation of FTIR spectroscopy as a maturity index for herbicide-contaminated composts

    This paper analyses the use of Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy as a maturity index for herbicide-contaminated green wastes composts. Four in-vessel composting systems were set-up with Compost A constituting of uncontaminated grass clippings and Composts B, C and D contaminated with atrazine, 2,4-D and tordon 101 respectively. The physicochemical properties of the composts were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case Study - Composting food waste generated by 8,000 room resort in Cancun

    Food waste composted with the in vessel composter by XACT is solving the organic waste problem of an 8,000 room hotel in Cancun, Mexico. The Cancun Palace Resort generates 2500 tons of organic waste per year, and wanted/needed to reduce their high waste haulage costs and landfill tipping fees. In addition, the hotel management wanted to take meaningful action to reduce their GHG emissions. The ...


    By XACT Systems Inc.

  • Odor issues at Mariposa MSW composting facility

    The Mariposa County MSW composting facility was built at the county landfill to remove some dry recyclables from the waste stream and to produce compost for daily cover. One key motivation was to increase the lifespan of the landfill and to postpone a costly long-haul. The facility was permitted, designed and built by a team of engineers and vendors. It began operation in the summer of 2006. ECS ...

  • Mariposa compost facility odor remediation update

    Staring in the winter of 2006 the staff at the Mariposa Compost Facility worked quickly to make process changes to bring odor issues under control. Here is the latest chapter in their story. Odor (incident) Logs In January 2007 the Local Environmental Agency (LEA) provided "odor logs" to the county residents that were troubled by the compost facility's odors. The odor logs were collected ...

  • Potential utilisation of pulp and paper mill biosolids in composting and plant production: a case study at St. Marys Papers Ltd. (Canada)

    The use of St Marys Paper biosolids as a soil additive or growth cover was investigated. Biosolids were mixed with a commercial potting media in five vol/vol ratios and employed in a greenhouse study. The biosolids were found to improve Pinus banksiana seedling growth, a 50% biosolids:50% ProMix mixture yielding the tallest plants and highest dry mass. To further biologically stabilise the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Composting

    Introduction Composting is a controlled biological process by which organic contaminants (e.g., PAHs) are converted by microorganisms (under aerobic and anaerobic conditions) to innocuous, stabilized byproducts. Typically, thermophilic conditions (54 to 65 °C) must be maintained to properly compost soil contaminated with hazardous organic contaminants. The increased temperatures result from heat ...

  • Effects of bulking agents, load size or starter cultures in kitchen-waste composting

    Background :To prevent the interruption of the carbon cycle by the disposal of waste to landfills, organic kitchen waste requires proper treatment such as composting to reduce its uncontrolled degradation on disposal sites and subsequent greenhouse gases, odour emissions and nutrient losses. This study investigated the effects of bulking agent, newspaper and onion peels, composting waste load ...

  • Municipal composting - Case Study

    Application TEG Environmental are world leaders in rapid composting, and as part of a major programme to cut the amount of municipal waste going to landfill, they are installing new state of the art “in-vessel” composting facilities in Rochdale and Bredbury. These will be capable of handling 180,000 tonnes of green and food waste each year, and are scheduled to come on stream from ...

  • Oxygen Uptake of Soil and Compost Samples

    Oxygen Uptake of Soil and Compost Samples The Challenge AER-200 aerobic/anaerobic respirometer is ideally suited to determine in-situ rates of oxygen uptake in soil or compost samples – as may occur in the upper layers of soil under natural atmospheric conditions or in mixed compost reactors. This objective is accomplished by using a double-column reactor configuration as illustrated in Figure ...


    By Challenge Technology

  • Commercial composting provides food for thought

    The retail sector and food manufacturers produce a mountain of waste but, unlike householders, they cannot simply throw it in the compost and wait for it to rot down. The Compost Association told edie about the obstacles in the way of recycling waste from the commercial sector. Compared to household domestic waste, biodegradable matter from the retail and catering sector represents only a small ...

  • Liverpool university guild of students - Case study

    Background Liverpool Guild of Students, the students union for the University of Liverpool has its main offices and activities located just a street width away from the city cathedral, is a focal point for any student studying at the University. The recent refurbishment of the Guild saw the redesign and incorporation of underground band practice rooms, cinema, dance rooms, bakery class rooms, ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Research Analysis of the Market Potential For Lower Grade Composted Materials in the UK

    Executive Summary 1. Description This report presents the findings of research undertaken by WRc, under contract to the Waste andResources Action Programme (WRAP). The research analysed the market potential for low grade composted materials in the UK, taking the risks associated with their use in different applications into account. It also assessed the viability of introducing standards for ...


    By WRc plc

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