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by Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable  (Oct. 1, 1997)

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 ...

Environment Agency Environmental Management Quality Protocols: converting waste into non-waste products

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Sep. 24, 2015)

Many organisations are unaware of how waste impacts their bottom line. The EU Waste Framework Directive outlines 5 core steps for dealing with waste and when ranked according their environmental impact, they make up the ‘waste hierarchy’. With an increase in demand for resources and increasing input costs, businesses could benefit ...

The value of compost

by Springer  (May 1, 2005)

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Composting dairy solids with the ac composter

by Engineered Compost Systems  (Jun. 9, 2011)

In October, ECS began conducting trials at California State University Fresno to explore using the new patent pending AC Composter system to manage dairy manure solids and comply with air-quality standards. A two-zone portable pilot system was delivered by ECS and installed at the CSUF's research dairy. This research is being conducted with funds ...

Compost Tumblers - the most effective method of composting

by Biofinch Ltd.  (Jul. 21, 2014)

There are many different methods of composting, and there are a number of products now available to those who compost. The compost bin to buy depends on the needs of the garden or home. With that said, compost tumblers provide an efficient, low maintenance, and reliable method of composting. One of the many misconceptions about composting is that ...

Compost Users Forum: Compost Marketing Trends In The U.S.

by BioCycle Magazine  (Jul. 1, 2000)

“We know there are limiting factors in this sector,” acknowledges Hans Van Dusen, who is on the contract implementation staff for Seattle Public Utilities. “Transient populations as well as space in downtown and older buildings are problematic, but multifamily recycling has emerged as a priority for the city.” Seattle has taken a number of steps ...

Introducing … STA Certified Compost

by BioCycle Magazine  (Jul. 1, 2015)

In a new development, the US Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance Program can now be defined as a certification program. The US Composting Council (USCC) is celebrating the 15th year of its Seal of Testing Assurance (STA) Program. The overall purpose of the STA Program is to improve customer confidence in compost ...

The control of the process and compost quality

by ORBIT e.V.  (Jan. 2, 1999)

The European Commission has adopted a new proposal on landfill whose objective it is to reduce the impact of waste disposal on the environment. The new directive introduces a series of new elements and provides for a number of safeguards with respect to both existing and new landfills. Disposal of waste is the option of last resort in the ...

Aerobic Composting 101

by Biofinch Ltd.  (Jul. 21, 2014)

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 ...

Calculating capacity at composting sites

by BioCycle Magazine  (Mar. 1, 2008)

The addition of new composting facilities or expansion of capacity at existing ones is becoming more and more difficult as feasible sites are taken out of circulation. This has created interest in maximizing the unit production of compost at composting sites so that they perform as efficiently as possible. The need is especially acute if physical ...

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