Bacterial diversity at different stages of the composting process

  title={Bacterial diversity at different stages of the composting process},
  author={Pasi Partanen and Jenni Hultman and Lars Paulin and Petri Auvinen and Martin Romantschuk},
  booktitle={BMC Microbiology},
Composting is an aerobic microbiological process that is facilitated by bacteria and fungi. Composting is also a method to produce fertilizer or soil conditioner. Tightened EU legislation now requires treatment of the continuously growing quantities of organic municipal waste before final disposal. However, some full-scale composting plants experience difficulties with the efficiency of biowaste degradation and with the emission of noxious odours. In this study we examine the bacterial species… CONTINUE READING

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