Influence of carbon and buffer amendment on ammonia volatilization in composting.

@article{Liang2006InfluenceOC,
  title={Influence of carbon and buffer amendment on ammonia volatilization in composting.},
  author={Yi Liang and Jerry J. Leonard and John J R Feddes and William B. McGill},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2006},
  volume={97 5},
  pages={748-61}
}
Laboratory-scale experiments were carried out to test a mathematical model of the nitrogen dynamics in a composting process. The main ingredients of composting materials were wheat straw and dairy manure. The influence of (a) two carbon amendments, i.e. molasses and office paper, and (b) two chemicals forming buffer solutions on ammonia volatilization were investigated. Nitrogen losses amounted to 12-25% of initial nitrogen, in which ammonia volatilization accounted for 60-99%. Addition of… CONTINUE READING