Characterisation of source-separated household waste intended for composting

@inproceedings{Sundberg2011CharacterisationOS,
  title={Characterisation of source-separated household waste intended for composting},
  author={Cecilia Sundberg and Ingrid H. Franke-Whittle and Sari Kauppi and Dan Yu and Martin Romantschuk and Heribert Insam and H{\aa}kan N. J{\"o}nsson},
  booktitle={Bioresource technology},
  year={2011}
}
Large-scale composting of source-separated household waste has expanded in recent years in the Nordic countries. One problem can be low pH at the start of the process. Incoming biowaste at four composting plants was characterised chemically, physically and microbiologically. The pH of food waste ranged from 4.7 to 6.1 and organic acid concentration from 24 to 81 mmol kg(-1). The bacterial diversity in the waste samples was high, with all samples dominated by Gammaproteobacteria, particularly… CONTINUE READING

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