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Post-composting techniques of digested household waste

Compost making is a method of recycling whereby organic waste is broken down to organic soil with the help of oxygen demanding microorganisms. There are different ways of making compost. Some require more labour and an exact procedure has to be followed; others neglect the precise procedure, which has advantages and disadvantages. Organic material, including toilet waste, can also be recovered to generate biogas before being composted. Biogas production allows recovery of the energy contained in liquid and solid household wastes, which can be put to an array of uses, such as cooking, electricity generation and heating or even for industrial use. This paper explains the factors which play a role in compost making.

Keywords: compost making, biogas, ecological sanitation, post-composting, digested household waste, composting, organic material, toilet waste

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