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The Practical Handbook of Compost Engineering

1st Edition

By Roger Tim Haug

CRC Press

752 pages

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pub: 1993-07-23
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The Practical Handbook of Compost Engineering presents an in-depth examination of the principles and practice of modern day composting. This comprehensive book covers compost science, engineering design, operation, principles, and practice, stressing a fundamental approach to analysis throughout. Biological, physical, chemical, thermodynamic, and kinetic principles are covered to develop a unified analytical approach to analysis and an understanding of the process. A brief history of the development of composting systems, which leads to descriptions of modern processes, is presented.

The Practical Handbook of Compost Engineering also discusses the elements of successful odor management at composting facilities, including state-of-the-art odor treatment and enhanced atmospheric dispersion. The book is excellent for all engineers, practitioners, plant operators, scientists, researchers, and students in the field.

Table of Contents


Composting Systems

Thermodynamic Fundamentals

Biological Fundamentals

Kinetics of Heat Inactivation

Feed Conditioning: Physical and Chemical

Aeration Requirements

Feed Conditioning: Energy

Substrate Biodegradability

Process Kinetics and Product Stability

Process Dynamics I: Development of Simulation Models

Process Dynamics II: The CFCM Stage

Process Dynamics III: Building the Complete System

Process Dynamics IV: Working with Bulking Agents

Design of Manifold Distribution Systems

Odor Management I: Quantifying and Treating

Odor Management II: Atmospheric Dispersion

Odor Management III: Completing the Odor Picture



Nomenclature Used in Computer Models

Simulation Modeling Results for Examples

Equations Used for Modeling Atmospheric Dispersion Coefficients

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science