A resource book for your compost facility operators
This book was updated in 2015, from the first version published in 2009 coauthored by Drs. John Paul and Dieter Geesing. The book unfolded as a result of 3 years of teaching compost facility operator training courses and understanding what the participants wanted to take home with them.>
This Compost Facility Operator Manual costs can be purchased from us for $65 (US or CDN).
The book covers the following topics:
Chapter 1. Introduction to Composting
Chapter 2. Elements of Composting - the microbes and process parameters
Chapter 3. Feedstock and Material Handling - understanding and preparing the organic waste for composting
Chapter 4. Active Composting - understanding the parameters and the various types of active composting processes
Chapter 5. Curing and Postprocessing - what to do after composting
Chapter 6. Environmental Considerations - odor and leachate management
Chapter 7. Finished Compost - properties, uses and markets
Chapter 8 Regulations Affecting Compost and Its Use
Chapter 9. Health and Safety, Fire, Record Keeping,
Chapter 10 Calculations - sizing, bulk density, moisture, C/N ratio
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