Scopus: 39 cites, Web of Science: 34 cites,
Home composting versus industrial composting influence of composting system on compost quality with focus on compost stability
Barrena Gomez, Raquel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química)
Font i Segura, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química)
Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química)
Sánchez Ferrer, Antoni (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química)

Data: 2014
Resum: Stability is one of the most important properties of compost obtained from the organic fraction of municipal solid wastes. This property is essential for the application of compost to land to avoid further field degradation and emissions of odors, among others. In this study, a massive characterization of compost samples from both home producers and industrial facilities is presented. Results are analyzed in terms of chemical and respiration characterizations, the latter representing the stability of the compost. Results are also analyzed in terms of statistical validation. The main conclusion from this work is that home composting, when properly conducted, can achieve excellent levels of stability, whereas industrial compost produced in the studied facilities can also present a high stability, although an important dispersion is found in these composts. The study also highlights the importance of respiration techniques to have a reliable characterization of compost quality, while the chemical characterization does not provide enough information to have a complete picture of a compost sample.
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció MICINN/CTM2012‐33663
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/SUDOE/SOE2/P1/E377
Drets: Tots els drets reservats
Llengua: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; submittedVersion
Matèria: Home composting ; Industrial composting ; Compost quality ; Respiration ; Stability
Publicat a: Waste management, Vol. 34, issue 7 (July 2014) , p. 1109-1116, ISSN 0956-053X

DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2014.02.008


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