Monitoring of Physical Parameters in Organic Waste Composting

Ana Kaline da Costa Ferreira, Nildo da Silva Dias, Daianni Ariane da Costa Ferreira, Francisco Souto de Sousa Junior, Moadir de Sousa Leite, Vânia Christina Nascimento Porto, Cleyton dos Santos Fernandes, Bruno Goulart de Azevedo Souza, Jucirema Ferreira da Silva, Luciara Maria de Andrade

Abstract


The volume of biodegradable solid waste and its inadequate disposal have led to serious environmental problems, requiring efficient measures that prioritize the recycling of these wastes, promoting sustainability. The objective of this research was to monitor the behavior of physical parameters during the organic waste composting process. For this, 5 piles of organic waste were built through the composting technique developed according to the windrow method. The piles were composed of 70% of plant material, and 30% varied between manure and food remains. The piles were composed of 70% of plant material, and 30% varied between manure and food remains. The proportions were: I pile, 1:1 (15% manure and 15% rest of food); Pile II, 2:1 (20% manure and 10% rest of food); Cell III, 1:2 (10% manure and 20% rest of food); (30% manure and 0% rest of food) and the V pile in the ratio of 0:3 (0% manure and 30% rest of food). The evaluated parameters were temperature, moisture, pH, TOC, TN and C/N ratio. During the process of compost maturation, the parameters evaluated were kept within the established standards for the composting process.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/jas.v10n7p464

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