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The effects of seed inoculation on the rate of garbage composting

Shin, H.S.; Hwang, E.J.; Park, B.S.; Sakai, T.

Environmental Technology 20(3): 293-300

1999


ISSN/ISBN: 0959-3330
DOI: 10.1080/09593332008616820
Accession: 003304185

Enhancement of composting efficiency by seeding specialized inoculum was studied quantitatively by means of general composting parameters, kinetic constant, and maximum degradation rate of compostable substrates. General parameters such as temperature, CO2 and O2 concentrations, pH, and dry matter decrease were improved by inoculation with specialized microorganisms. Seed inoculation increased final percent conversion of refuse to 87.5%, while 72.7% of refuse degraded without inoculation.

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