Composting Microbiology Articles

  • December Composting Roundup

    Houston, Texas: Composting Sites Weather Hurricane Harvey The LETCO Group LLC, which does business as Living Earth™, is a Dallas-based composting and mulch production company with 18 processing facilities that include retail yards located in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region and Houston, and 3 stand-alone retail yards. BioCycle contacted Mark Rose, president and CEO of The LETCO Group, to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Classification of Compost Turners

    Compost turner can be divided into 3 kinds. I would like to introduce them to you one by one. 1. Self-propelled Compost Turner Our self-propelled organic fertilizer turner is with 4 wheels. The whole body of the compost ...


    By Allance Fertilizer Machinery

  • Connections: Not So Tidy Change

    Change is only tidy in hindsight. In the process, it is one big confusing mess. The straight lines and the clear trends that you read about in history books don’t convey the feeling of chaos at the time. Take the changes now occurring with organics as an example. It seems clear that at some point in the not very distant future it will be recognized that every ton of organics we have must be ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Compost Express—How to Make Compost in Half the Time

    Fall is a terrific time for making compost, partly because leaves—which have a way of coming down this time of year—are a fantastic source of soil enriching nutrients. And since you probably plan to remove all those leaves from your lawn anyway, recycling them into your compost pile is a win-win proposition. Since leaves need to break down in order to integrate with the ...


    By DR Power Equipment

  • Adding AD To Existing Composting Site Footprint

    About an hour’s drive west of Munich in southern Germany, the City of Augsburg had been served by an indoor composting facility since 1994. It was operated by Abfallverwertung Augsburg (AVA), three quarters of which was initially owned by the City of Augsburg and the districts of Aichach-Friedberg and Augsburg. Until recently, the remaining quarter was owned by a private company but as of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Aerobic Composting 101

    If you have recently purchased a compost tumbler bin, let me be the first to say congratulations! You’ve just taken the first step toward aerobic composting. What is aerobic composting, you ask, and why is it so great? In this article, we’ll explain how aerobic composting works and what you need to do to get started. There are two main types of composting, aerobic and anaerobic. ...


    By Biofinch Ltd.

  • Why home composting is so great!

    Have you heard of composting, but just aren’t sure what it means? Not sure why how compost can benefit you? If you haven’t started composting at home yet, now is the time! Home composting is more than just a growing trend among gardeners, it’s a great way to recycle your kitchen scraps and yard refuse into something you can use-compost! So what is compost and why is it so ...


    By Biofinch Ltd.

  • Slaughterhouse carcass waste composting case study

    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 ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • South Kern Compost manufacturing facility case study

    The Challenge Seated approximately 30 miles southwest of Bakersfield, California, the South Kern Compost Manufacturing Facility (SKCMF) was commissioned in 2006 to alleviate concerns about long-term viability of land application of Class B biosolids in Southern California, and address air quality issues of previous traditional composting processes. The Solution ...


    By Synagro Technologies, Inc.

  • Developing value added bioactive timber waste vermicompost with addition of microbial inoculants

    A study conducted at Vermiculture Research Station (VRS), Aligarh, to transform the timber solid waste vermicompost (TSWV) into bioactive compost with the addition of beneficial microbes has brought to light feasibility of a potential technique to develop value added quality product with higher agronomic value for the first–time. TSWV was inoculated with microbes Azotobacter chroococcum, Bacillus ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Commentary: Growing the U.S. Composting Industry

    It is a great time to be in the compost manufacturing industry! After 15 months on the job as the Executive Director of the US Composting Council (USCC), I remain thrilled to be a part of this industry and passionate about the opportunities that lie ahead. In 2012, major emphasis was placed on growing as an industry, establishing strategic partnerships and enhancing public awareness of the merits ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (Cfia)Manitoba Composting Exercise

    Overview: Nordevco was invited to participate in a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) composting exercise by the CFIA Manitoba Team. The purpose of Nordevco’s participation was to evaluate the impact of BactiDomus Technology on the composting process specifically related to achieving and maintaining temperatures appropriate for the inactivation of the pathogen responsible for avian ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Airborne endotoxin concentrations at a large open-lot dairy in Southern Idaho

    Received for publication December 5, 2008. Endotoxins are derived from gram-negative bacteria and are a potential respiratory health risk for animals and humans. To determine the potential for endotoxin transport from a large open-lot dairy, total airborne endotoxin concentrations were determined at an upwind location (background) and five downwind locations on three separate days. The downwind ...

  • Effect of covering composting piles with mature compost on ammonia emission and microbial community structure of composting process

    Received for publication February 14, 2008. To control ammonia (NH3) volatilization from the dairy cattle (Bos taurus) manure composting process, a compost pile was covered with mature compost and the gas emissions evaluated using the dynamic chamber system. The peak of NH3 volatilization observed immediately after piling up of the compost was reduced from 196 to 62 mg/m3 by covering the compost ...

  • Evaluation of compost for use as a soil amendment in corn and soybean production

    The purpose of this research project was to 1) evaluate rate of compost application and 2) to compare compost with uncomposted raw material and inorganic fertilizer N application upon maize and soybean growth and productivity, and upon soil characteristics. During the first three years of the study, the source of uncomposted material and compost was food waste and ground newsprint. During years 4 ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Airborne endotoxin concentrations at a large open-lot dairy in Southern Idaho

    Endotoxins are derived from gram-negative bacteria and are a potential respiratory health risk for animals and humans. To determine the potential for endotoxin transport from a large open-lot dairy, total airborne endotoxin concentrations were determined at an upwind location (background) and five downwind locations on three separate days. The downwind locations were situated at of the edge of ...

  • Disposal of seaweed wakame (Undaria pinnatifida) in composting process by marine bacterium Halomonas sp. AW4

    A novel marine bacterium, identified as Halomonas sp. AW4 by partial 16S rDNA analysis, was isolated from the seaweeds in Awaji Island, Japan. Strain AW4 grew well even in the wide NaCl concentration ranges of 0?3 mol/L, where it showed an optimal growth in the presence of 0.5 mol/L NaCl. The organic components were reduced to 73.6% of initial dry weight after 168 h of composting by inoculation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effect of feeding efficient microbial community on aerobic composting of municipal waste and excrement

    Each of the total 13 strains of bacteria was isolated based on the characteristics of municipal waste and excrement, which include 6 strains of bacterium, 4 strains of streptomyces and 3 strains of actinomycetes; all of these were appropriate for aerobic composting. The Efficient Microbial Community (EMC) was constructed by these strains combination at certain ratios. A series of experiments were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What`s What and Who`s Who in Compostable Products

    THESE are, without a doubt, exciting times for companies in the compostable products industry - from the manufacturers of resins to the distributors of the end products. After close to 20 years of product and market development, a number of factors are converging to create demand for compostable bags, foodservice ware, packaging films and containers. These include retailer demand for sustainable ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Fabricated soils for landscape restoration: an example for scientific contribution by a public-private partnership effort

    Public-private partnership efforts are working towards creating green landscapes from abandoned industrial sites. Fabricated soils, potentially an essential element of such landscapes, are designed to substitute for top-soil on the areas free from ground cover and plant community. The aluminosilicate matrix and humus form the soil micelle the primary unit of any soil complex. Humus formation is a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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