About this Research Topic
Composting knowledge has significantly evolved in recent years, both from scientific and industrial perspective. Within certain fields, especially microbiology, there has been a drastic increase in composting related research. However, these advances have not always been published in parallel with an engineering view of the process. Numerous papers today published about composting do not give sufficient information about reproducible composting systems in terms of the temperature profile, porosity, aeration and interstitial oxygen, among other crucial parameters related to engineering approaches to the composting process.
The Research Topic proposed is presented as a compilation of new advances on this topic.
A summary of the aims and scope proposed is presented below:
• New configurations of composting reactors
• Performance of the process with different wastes
• Temperature-porosity relationships
• Aeration strategies
• Time to achieve mature compost
• OUR as a measure of performance of the process
• Compaction phenomena
• Bulking agent role in oxygen transfer
• Process control
Other papers with similar topics in this line can be also considered.
Keywords: Composting, Organic waste, Process optimization, Aeration, Thermophilic conditions
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