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Recent Advances in Composting Engineering

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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
• Scale-up

Other papers with similar topics in this line can be also considered.


Keywords: Composting, Organic waste, Process optimization, Aeration, Thermophilic conditions


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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
• Scale-up

Other papers with similar topics in this line can be also considered.


Keywords: Composting, Organic waste, Process optimization, Aeration, Thermophilic conditions


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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21 February 2020 Abstract
31 July 2020 Manuscript

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21 February 2020 Abstract
31 July 2020 Manuscript

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