Composting Systems Articles

  • Homogenous mixing for shortening of composting processes - Case Study

    Various treatment processes are used today for manufacturing compost, of which two are of particular interest in terms of mixing and treatment technology. They are open composting and container composting. In both cases e.g. sewage sludge (wet and dry), chopped paper, loppings, green waste, and sawdust are pre-mixed with the possible addition of small amounts of active substances. The task of ...


    By AVA GmbH u. Co. KG

  • Evaluation of composting performance of mixtures of chicken blood and maize stover in Harare, Zimbabwe

    Background: Chicken processing results in the production of a lot of blood which if disposed on land poses environmental hazards in terms of land pollution. The aim of the study was to develop an aerobic composting process for chicken blood to produce a nitrogen-rich soil amendment for use in agriculture. The study involved composting of blood and maize stover of different proportions (10%, 30%, ...

  • ECS compost aeration floors - the foundation of aerated compost system design

    Inventive minds have come up with an amazing number of variations to channel air through a floor and into, or out of, a compost pile. Designs that have been based on sound engineering calculations and experience have generally worked. However, since all aeration floors are constrained by physics and Murphy, the floors that were less rigorously designed have not faired well. The characteristics by ...

  • Setting up a composting system at school

    THE Portland, Oregon metropolitan area generates an estimated 280,000 tons per year of organic residuals — comprised of plants, food and food-soiled paper. To reclaim this material, the Portland Office of Sustainable Development launched the “Portland Composts” program. Since its inception in 2005, Portland Composts has recruited over 250 participants and this year will capture a projected 12,000 ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Composting infrastructure trends in the UK

    The European Union's Landfill Directive, which restricts landfilling of biodegradable waste, has made it necessary to develop alternative infrastructures to manage the organic fraction of the solid waste stream. In the United Kingdom, the Landfill Directive has created demand for composting facilities that take source separated organics (SSO), and for anaerobic digestion. Infrastructure also is ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • California company closes the composting loop

    BEFORE we made our first ton of compost, we had already talked to farmers to determine what they needed in a soil amendment,” says Roger Van Der Wende, Vice President, Supermarket Division, Community Recycling & Resource Recovery, Inc. (Community) in Sun Valley, California. Considering the fastidious navigation the company has done to advance in a previously uncharted realm of resource ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Ontario Regions Invest In Residential Organics Diversion

    The Regions of Peel and Durham have distributed bins and kitchen containers for source separated organics to 460,000 households to receive weekly curbside collection. Starting April 2nd, residents in Caledon, Brampton and Mississauga, Ontario - all in the Region of Peel - began setting out kitchen waste and soiled paper at the curbside for weekly collection. Between February and March, more ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Composting Comes Back to The Big Apple

    Untitled Document WE HAD an average of 250 people per day at our compost giveback events and they were ecstatic. My staff working the events ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Large-Scale Composting Facility Thrives in ST. Louis Suburbs

    Untitled Document DANG! That makes me mad,” says ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Organics in Action : Sustainable Practices Thrive In A National Park

    The Presidio is part of California’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the national park system. As an urban park on the northern edge of San Francisco, there are many challenges to be met in the quest to be a model of sustainability. An innovative composting program is becoming one way to help meet the park’s goals. Nearing the close of its second year, this program is well on its ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Monitoring Moisture In Composting Systems

    Monitoring Moisture In Composting Systems IF YOU SQUEEZE a handful of material and water drips or trickles out, it is the right moisture content for composting.” This bit of hands-on wisdom comes from the proverbial squeeze-test for evaluating moisture in composting piles. It has been uttered by Master Gardeners and other composting educators for many years as a tool for determining, and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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