Monthly Archives: July 2013

Low pH Feedstock May Increase and Prolong Odor During Composting

I was not aware that composting odors are 10-1000 times stronger when the composting material pH values is below 6, rather than above 6.6! This was the finding of Sundberg et al. (2009) during studies of food waste composting in Norway. They also … Continue reading

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Methane Emissions During Composting

We would all like to think that methane emissions during composting are negligible, but it appears that as we increase the amount of foodwaste in our composting processes, the potential for methane emission increases. If we think that we can avoid … Continue reading

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