Compost Science and Technology Book
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Compost Science and Technology

  • Author : L.F. Diaz
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-07-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 008054598X

Compost Science and Technology Excerpt :

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

The Science of Composting Book

The Science of Composting

  • Author : Eliot Epstein
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351409124

The Science of Composting Excerpt :

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 on a large scale (in contrast to home or backyard composting) involves materials handling. Technological implementation of composting must be consistent with the biological demand of the system. If the biological system is violated, conditions will not be optimized for composting, and problems such as odor generation, insufficient aeration or moisture, or a combination of these conditions may result. Past problems and closure of facilities have been largely due to violations of the biological systems. Product quality with respect to particle size, inclusions, moisture content and other physical aspects are a function of engineering design. A well designed system must have the biological and engineering principles in harmony at all times.

Recyclable Materials Science and Technology Development Act of 1989 Book

Recyclable Materials Science and Technology Development Act of 1989

  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Research, and Foreign Agriculture
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Recycling (Waste, etc.)
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X001765241

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Byproducts from Agriculture and Fisheries Book

Byproducts from Agriculture and Fisheries

  • Author : Benjamin K. Simpson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-11-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 738
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119383970

Byproducts from Agriculture and Fisheries Excerpt :

Ranging from biofuels to building materials, and from cosmetics to pharmaceuticals, the list of products that may be manufactured using discards from farming and fishery operations is extensive. Byproducts from Agriculture and Fisheries examines the procedures and technologies involved in this process of reconstitution, taking an environmentally aware approach as it explores the developing role of value-added byproducts in the spheres of food security, waste management, and climate control. An international group of authors contributes engaging and insightful chapters on a wide selection of animal and plant byproducts, discussing the practical business of byproduct recovery within the vital contexts of shifting socio-economic concerns and the emergence of green chemistry. This important text: Covers recent developments, current research, and emerging technologies in the fields of byproduct recovery and utilization Explores potential opportunities for future research and the prospective socioeconomic benefits of green waste management Includes detailed descriptions of procedures for the transformation of the wastes into of value-added food and non-food products With its combination of practical instruction and broader commentary, Byproducts from Agriculture and Fisheries offers essential insight and expertise to all students and professionals working in agriculture, environmental science, food science, and any other field concerned with sustainable resources.

Compost Science Book

Compost Science

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Compost
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105012491382

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The Composting Handbook Book

The Composting Handbook

  • Author : Robert Rynk
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1002
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323856034

The Composting Handbook Excerpt :

The Composting Handbook provides a single guide to the science, principles and best practices of composting for large-scale composting operations facing a variety of opportunities and challenges converting raw organic materials into a useful and marketable product. Composting is a well-established and increasingly important method to recycle and add value to organic by-products. Many, if not most, of the materials composting treats are discarded materials that would otherwise place a burden on communities, industries, farms and the environment. Composting converts these materials into a valuable material, compost, that regenerates soils improving soils for plant growth and environmental conservation. The Composting Handbook expands on previously available resources by incorporating new information, new subjects and new practices, drawing its content from current scientific principles, research, engineering and industry experience. In both depth and breadth, it covers the knowledge that a compost producer needs to succeed. Topics include the composting process, methods of composting, equipment, site requirements, environmental issues and impacts, business knowledge, safety, and the qualities, uses and markets for the compost products. The Composting Handbook is an invaluable reference for composting facility managers and operators, prospective managers and operators, regulators, policy makers, environmental advocates, educators, waste generators and managers and generally people interested in composting as a business or a solution. It is also appropriate as a textbook for college courses and a supplemental text for training courses about composting or organic waste management. Created in conjunction with the Compost Research and Education Foundation (CREF) Includes the latest information on composting and compost, providing the first comprehensive resource in decades Written with focus on both academic and industrial insights and advances

Organic Waste Composting through Nexus Thinking Book

Organic Waste Composting through Nexus Thinking

  • Author : Hiroshan Hettiarachchi
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-11-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030362836

Organic Waste Composting through Nexus Thinking Excerpt :

Organic waste composting is another excellent example to demonstrate the power and the benefits of nexus thinking. Even though organic waste composting itself is not a new topic, those who want to start a new project or align an ongoing project with nexus thinking, find it difficult to gather the necessary information. With nine case studies from four continents, this book aims to fill above gap in literature. While current literature on composting is often found to be limited to either soil/agriculture sector or waste management sector, this book presents a combined point of view. This open access book starts with an introductory chapter that describes the need to bring the waste management aspects and soil nutrient management aspects of compost production into one integrated theme. The relevance of nexus thinking and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are also presented in this introduction. The first three chapters after the introduction covers composting from the solid waste management and its policy aspects, taking examples from three developing countries. The next three examples are mostly about the benefits composting can provide to the soil and agriculture. These examples are also from three developing countries, but with a mixture of urban as well as rural settings. Last three chapters present more insight into the latest developments taking examples from Europe, as well as new methods adapted from the traditional styles from Africa.

Biological Processing of Solid Waste Book

Biological Processing of Solid Waste

  • Author : Sunil Kumar
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351589079

Biological Processing of Solid Waste Excerpt :

Offering a comprehensive approach, this title covers fundamentals, technologies, and management of biological processing of solid waste. It discusses kinetic modeling and synergistic impact evolution during bioprocessing of solid waste, environmental impacts such as greenhouse gas emission from biological processing of solid waste, energy recovery from solid waste, and biodrying of solid waste. It also presents cases and challenges from different countries, successful business models, and economic analyses of various processing options. Aimed at researchers and industry professionals in solid and hazardous waste management, this title offers a wealth of knowledge to help readers understand this increasingly important area.

Sewage Book


  • Author : Ivan Zhu
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-07-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789234763

Sewage Excerpt :

Wastewater treatment and sludge disposal are important for protecting receiving rivers, lakes, and other water bodies, and vital for human health. Since excessive discharge may cause eutrophication and deterioration of aquatic systems, the US EPA and other national agencies have set guidelines for wastewater discharge standards. Conventional technologies are well developed and widely applied worldwide for wastewater treatment; however, new ideas and new technologies are gaining additional interest for the sake of water and energy reuse. While water is essential in arid regions, wastewater reuse and recycling have been playing an important role in human life. Although there are no universal standards for industrial and agriculture reuse, balancing wastewater treatment and public health protection presents challenges and opportunities.

Solid Waste Engineering and Management Book

Solid Waste Engineering and Management

  • Author : Lawrence K. Wang
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-01-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030841805

Solid Waste Engineering and Management Excerpt :

This book is the first volume in a three-volume set on Solid Waste Engineering and Management. It provides an introduction to the topic, and focuses on legislation, transportation, transfer station, characterization, mechanical volume reduction, measurement, combustion, incineration, composting, landfilling, and systems planning as it pertains to solid waste management. The three volumes comprehensively discuss various contemporary issues associated with solid waste pollution management, impacts on the environment and vulnerable human populations, and solutions to these problems.

Applied Bioremediation Book

Applied Bioremediation

  • Author : Yogesh Patil
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2013-10-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535112006

Applied Bioremediation Excerpt :

Bioremediation technologies are gaining immense credibility in the field of waste management because of their eco-compatibility nature. Biomass can interact and confront with water and soil pollutants in both active (live) as well as passive (dead) way, thereby offering numerous opportunities of exploring them for environmental clean-up. In 21st century, wastes are no longer a waste but are recognized as a valuable Resource. Employing novel and integrated strategies for the development of modern bioremediation processes is desperate need of the hour. This edited book on Applied Bioremediation - Active and Passive Approaches contains mix of interesting chapters that will certainly add to the advancement of knowledge and will provide the required valuable resource and stimulus to the researchers worldwide.

Biochar for Environmental Management Book

Biochar for Environmental Management

  • Author : Johannes Lehmann
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-05-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136571206

Biochar for Environmental Management Excerpt :

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 dioxide from the atmosphere, with major implications for mitigation of climate change. Biochar production can also be combined with bioenergy production through the use of the gases that are given off in the pyrolysis process. This book is the first to synthesize the expanding research literature on this topic. The book's interdisciplinary approach, which covers engineering, environmental sciences, agricultural sciences, economics and policy, is a vital tool at this stage of biochar technology development. This comprehensive overview of current knowledge will be of interest to advanced students, researchers and professionals in a wide range of disciplines.

Microorganisms for Green Revolution Book

Microorganisms for Green Revolution

  • Author : Deepak G. Panpatte
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-01-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811071461

Microorganisms for Green Revolution Excerpt :

This book explores basic and applied aspects of microorganisms, which have a unique ability to cope with abiotic stresses such as drought, salinity and changing climate, as well as biodegrader microorganisms and their functional roles. Further, readers will find detailed information on all aspects that are required to make a microbe “agriculturally beneficial.” The book’s primary focus is on microbes that are essentially “hidden miniature packages of nature” that influence agro-ecosystems. Inviting papers by prominent national and international scientists working in the field of agricultural microbiology, it addresses the biogdegrader group of microbial inoculants. Each chapter covers the respective mechanism of action and recent advances in agricultural microbiology. In addition, the book especially highlights innovations involving agriculturally beneficial microorganisms, including strategies for coping with a changing climate, and methods for developing microbial inoculants and promoting climate-smart agriculture. The information presented here is based on the authors’ extensive experience in the subject area, gathered in the course of their careers in the field of agricultural microbiology. The book offers a valuable resource for all readers who are actively involved in research on agriculturally beneficial microorganisms. In addition, it will help prepare readers for the future challenges that climate change will pose for agriculture and will help to bridge the current gaps between different scientific communities.

Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering Book

Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering

  • Author : Ashok Pandey
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2022-09-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323985048

Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering Excerpt :

Composting and vermicomposting are widely used biological processes for the management of the wastes produced by the communities and agricultural activities, which have experienced substantial growth during the last few years. Advances in Composting and Vermicomposting Technology summarizes the most important work conducted during the last few years under one cover. The book includes conventional and recent advancements in composting and vermicompostimg technologies, information regarding mitigation of greenhouse gases emission and resistant genes, and finally recovery of "Value-Added Materials" in the composting sectors. Furthermore it includes models and available upgradation, global case studies, opportunities and challenges (technical constraints, Institutional constraints and social constraints) associated with the composting technology advancement and finally, application of LCA and considerations in economic evaluation of composting technologies and other organic waste treatment strategies. First book on the use of composting technology for process development within organic waste recycling and management Critically discusses development of industrial composting processes and market demand of compost as cleaner products Includes industrial application of cleaner composting technology towards valorization of high value of compost Provides recent knowledge on research and applications by integration of sustainable cleaner composting technologies