Slaughterhouse carcass waste composting case study

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Courtesy of Nordevco Associates Ltd.

Slaughterhouse waste was treated with BactiDomus Technology compost accelerator to monitor the effects of the treatment against untreated waste. The goal of the project is to increase the efficiency of the composting process to reduce the total time needed to turn the waste into compost.

Two separate bins of waste were treated with BactiDomus Technology compost accelerator, the first on August 9, 2006 and the second on August 11, 2006. These two treated piles were placed adjacent to each other in the south west corner of the composting area. The untreated control pile was placed in the north east corner of the composting area on August 18, 2006. The total volume of material in the two treated piles is approximately equal to the total amount of material in the control pile. Both the treated piles and the control pile were covered with existing composted material.

On September 13, 2006 Nordevco staff visited the site of the carcass waste composting pilot project. Both the treated and control piles were turned over using a front end loader by the employee at the slaughterhouse that normally turns the piles.

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