Identification of the key factors affecting composting of a weathered hydrocarbon-contaminated soil

@article{Beaudin2004IdentificationOT,
  title={Identification of the key factors affecting composting of a weathered hydrocarbon-contaminated soil},
  author={N. Beaudin and Richard F Caron and Ren{\'e} Legros and Jim Ramsay and Bart Ramsay},
  journal={Biodegradation},
  year={2004},
  volume={10},
  pages={127-133}
}
The effects of the C/N ratio, CaCO3 and PO4 addition, and temperature profile on reactor-based composting of weathered hydrocarbon-contaminated soil were evaluated in a series of 30-day tests in temperature-controlled mini-composters. Soil containing 17,000 mg (kg dry soil)−1 mineral oil and grease (MOG) was composted with maple leaves and alfalfa. Although the leaves and alfalfa also contained MOG, degradation of contaminated soil derived MOG (total MOG degradation minus MOG degradation in a… CONTINUE READING