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Composting high moisture content bovine manure using passive aeration

Composting high moisture content bovine manure using passive aeration

Compost Science and Utilization 12(3): 249-267

High moisture content bovine manure from a farm dairy (milking parlour) holding yard was successfully composted in a pilot-scale passively aerated system, without prior dewatering, using sawdust or paper as amendments and woodchips as the bulking agent. The amendments were used to adjust the manure total solids content from an initial average level of 10% (w/w) to approximately 20% (w/w), prior to structural conditioning with the woodchips.

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DOI: 10.1080/1065657x.2004.10702190

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