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Compost Science and Technology

Compost Science and Technology
  • Author : L.F. Diaz
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 29 July 2011
  • ISBN : 9780080545981
  • Pages : 380 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 2 ratings
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Summary:
Composting is a widely used biological process for the management of some wastes produced in communities and agricultural activities, which have experienced substantial growth during the last few years. Because this and the knowledge of composting has increased, the number of composting facilities has increased tremendously, especially in some European countries. Interest has also increased in several countries in other regions of the world. Compost Science and Technology attempts to summarize some of the most important work conducted during the last few years under one cover. The contributions to the publication are made by some of the most qualified professionals in the world and present the information in a clear and objective manner. The readers will find the information very useful and will be helpful in the design of new facilities and organic recycling programs. The manager or interested member of the community does not have to have a rigorous training in science or technology. Up-to-date contributions by some of the most knowledgeable and respected leaders in the field Clear and objective presentations, which are arranged in such a way that it is not necessary to read the entire book Information is supported by data, tables and references Covers most important aspects of the process including a brief historical review May be used by teachers as well as practicioners in the field


Compost Science and Technology

Compost Science and Technology
  • Author : L.F. Diaz,M. de Bertoldi,W. Bidlingmaier
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 29 July 2011
GET THIS BOOKCompost Science and Technology

Composting is a widely used biological process for the management of some wastes produced in communities and agricultural activities, which have experienced substantial growth during the last few years. Because this and the knowledge of composting has increased, the number of composting facilities has increased tremendously, especially in some European countries. Interest has also increased in several countries in other regions of the world. Compost Science and Technology attempts to summarize some of the most important work conducted during the


The Science of Composting

The Science of Composting
  • Author : Eliot Epstein
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 17 December 1996
GET THIS BOOKThe Science of Composting

FROM THE PREFACE The main objective of composting is to transform organic materials into a stable usable product. Often organic materials which may have limited beneficial use in their raw state or have regulatory disposal constraints can be transformed by composting into marketable products. The limits on beneficial reuse may be regulations or they may be due to the potential for materials to be putrescible or pathogenic. Composting can be a solution for each of these. The implementation of composting


Compostable Polymer Materials

Compostable Polymer Materials
  • Author : Ewa Rudnik
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 04 June 2019
GET THIS BOOKCompostable Polymer Materials

Compostable Polymer Materials, Second Edition, deals with the environmentally important family of polymers designed to be disposed of in industrial and municipal compost facilities after their useful life. These compostable plastics undergo degradation and leave no visible, distinguishable, or toxic residue. Environmental concerns and legislative measures taken in different regions of the world make composting an increasingly attractive route for the disposal of redundant polymers. This book covers the entire spectrum of preparation, degradation, and evironmental issues related to compostable



Biochar for Environmental Management

Biochar for Environmental Management
  • Author : Johannes Lehmann,Stephen Joseph
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 16 May 2012
GET THIS BOOKBiochar for Environmental Management

Biochar is the carbon-rich product when biomass (such as wood, manure or crop residues) is heated in a closed container with little or no available air. It can be used to improve agriculture and the environment in several ways, and its stability in soil and superior nutrient-retention properties make it an ideal soil amendment to increase crop yields. In addition to this, biochar sequestration, in combination with sustainable biomass production, can be carbon-negative and therefore used to actively remove carbon


Vermiculture Technology

Vermiculture Technology
  • Author : Clive A. Edwards,Norman Q. Arancon,Rhonda L. Sherman
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 20 December 2010
GET THIS BOOKVermiculture Technology

Co-edited by international earthworm expert Clive A. Edwards, Vermiculture Technology: Earthworms, Organic Wastes, and Environmental Management is the first international, comprehensive, and definitive work on how earthworms and microorganisms interact to break down organic wastes on a commercial basis. Many books cover the importance of composting


Sustainable Resource Recovery and Zero Waste Approaches

Sustainable Resource Recovery and Zero Waste Approaches
  • Author : Mohammad Taherzadeh,Kim Bolton,Jonathan Wong,Ashok Pandey
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 18 July 2019
GET THIS BOOKSustainable Resource Recovery and Zero Waste Approaches

Sustainable Resource Recovery and Zero Waste Approaches covers waste reduction, biological, thermal and recycling methods of waste recovery, and their conversion into a variety of products. In addition, the social, economic and environmental aspects are also explored, making this a useful textbook for environmental courses and a reference book for both universities and companies. Provides a novel approach on how to achieve zero wastes in a society Shows the roadmap on achieving Sustainable Development Goals Considers critical aspects of municipal


Solid Waste Technology and Management, 2 Volume Set

Solid Waste Technology and Management, 2 Volume Set
  • Author : Thomas Christensen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 02 August 2011
GET THIS BOOKSolid Waste Technology and Management, 2 Volume Set

The collection, transportation and subsequent processing of waste materials is a vast field of study which incorporates technical, social, legal, economic, environmental and regulatory issues. Common waste management practices include landfilling, biological treatment, incineration, and recycling – all boasting advantages and disadvantages. Waste management has changed significantly over the past ten years, with an increased focus on integrated waste management and life-cycle assessment (LCA), with the aim of reducing the reliance on landfill with its obvious environmental concerns in favour of



Bioavailability, Leachability, Chemical Speciation, and Bioremediation of Heavy Metals in the Process of Composting

Currently, it is a serious concern to manage waste in the environment. Therefore, detailed knowledge of heavy metals, their eco-toxicological and health effects and ecofriendly approaches for their immobilization and detoxification is urgently required to control and minimize the environmental pollution. Composting is one of the popular methods in waste management and there are a lot of issues pertaining to composting. One of it is the leaching of heavy metals. This book discusses thoroughly, the availability, leachability and the speciation


The Science of Composting

The Science of Composting
  • Author : Marco de Bertoldi
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 29 February 1996
GET THIS BOOKThe Science of Composting

The European Union initially demonstrated its interest in waste in the late 70s with the progamme on Waste Recycling Research and Development. At that time composting was only present as a coordination activity and it was only later that specific research programmes in the area were within Europe which was largely instrumental in setting up a series of European conferences, seminars and work shops. Some of these have resulted in publications which have made significant contributions to developments in the


Olive Mill Waste

Olive Mill Waste
  • Author : Charis M. Galanakis
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 28 December 2016
GET THIS BOOKOlive Mill Waste

Olive Mill Waste: Recent Advances for Sustainable Management addresses today's most relevant topics in olive oil industry sustainable management. Emphasizing recent advisable practices, the book explores the potential of reutilizing OMW to power the mill itself, the reuse of OMW as soil amendment, aerobic biological treatment of OMW and compost production, the case study of OMW within the biorefinery concept, the recovery of bioactive compounds from OMW, and their applications in food products and cosmetics. Recent research efforts have concluded


Organic Waste Recycling: Technology, Management and Sustainability

Organic Waste Recycling: Technology, Management and Sustainability
  • Author : Chongrak Polprasert,Thammarat Koottatep
  • Publisher : IWA Publishing
  • Release : 15 June 2017
GET THIS BOOKOrganic Waste Recycling: Technology, Management and Sustainability

This fourth edition of Organic Waste Recycling is fully updated with new material to create a comprehensive and accessible textbook: - New chapter on constructed wetlands for wastewater and faecal sludge stabilization. - New sections on: waste recycling vs. climate change and water; faecal sludge and its characteristics; hydrothermal carbonization technology; up-to-date environmental criteria and legislation and environmental risk assessment. - New case studies with emphasis on practices in both developed and developing countries have been included, along with more



Industrial Composting

Industrial Composting
  • Author : Eliot Epstein
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 08 February 2011
GET THIS BOOKIndustrial Composting

The ultimate in recycling, composting has been in use in some form since ancient times. A well-managed composting facility should exist as a good neighbor contributing to ecology. However, since local populations often perceive risks if a composting facility is built nearby, composting facilities must be designed and operated with minimal odor, dus