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A Pilot-Scale Compost Reactor for the Study of Gaseous Emissions from Compost

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  2009 Reno, Nevada, June 21 - June 24, 2009  096756.(doi:10.13031/2013.27202)
Authors:   Edsel A Phillip, Grant Clark
Keywords:   Compost, volatile emissions, modeling, microbial processes

Pilot-scale composting systems are required to perform systematic composting simulations under different operating conditions. Pilot-scale compost reactors provide the requisite degree of control and replication of process parameters in order to accurately study composting dynamics. Full-scale composting systems by contrast are difficult to control and are not well suited for systematic studies.

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