The use of respiration indices in the composting process : a review

  title={The use of respiration indices in the composting process : a review},
  author={Richard B. Gomez and Francisca Vale Lima and A Ferrer},
Respiration is directly related to the metabolic activity of a microbial population. Micro-organisms respire at higher rates in the presence of large amounts of bioavailable organic matter while respiration rate is slower if this type of material is scarce. In the composting process respiration activity has become an important parameter for the determination of the stability of compost. It is also used for the monitoring of the composting process and it is considered an important factor for the… CONTINUE READING


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