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23 October 2015

New ReUseWaste publication - GHGs from compost

ReUseWaste colleagues from Spain have a new paper online in the Journal of Cleaner Production: "Gaseous emissions and process development during composting of pig slurry: the influence of the proportion of cotton gin waste". 

Highlights

• Solid fraction of pig slurry was composted with cotton gin waste at different ratios.

• Increasing bulking agent proportion enhanced temperatures and aeration demand.

• Thermal properties of the bulking agent defined the temperatures reached.

• Organic matter degradation rate and CH4 emissions increased with pig slurry ratio.

• Composting strategies imply significant variations in GEI emissions.

Reference: Santos A, Bustamante, M.A., Tortosa, G., Moral, R., Bernal, M.P. (In press):  Gaseous emissions and process development during composting of pig slurry: the influence of the proportion of cotton gin waste. Journal of Cleaner Production. In press. 

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