publication . Article . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Greenhouse gas emissions from food and garden waste composting

Evgheni Ermolaev;
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  • Published: 20 May 2015
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Composting is a robust waste treatment technology. Use of finished compost enables plant nutrient recycling, carbon sequestration, soil structure improvement and mineral fertiliser replacement. However, composting also emits greenhouse gases (GHG) such as methane (CH₄) and nitrous oxide (N₂O) with high global warming potential (GWP). This thesis analysed emissions of CH₄ and N₂O during composting as influenced by management and process conditions and examined how these emissions could be reduced. The GHG emissions from home-scale, large-scale and reactor composting were determined. At small scale, 18 home compost units were analysed over one year. At large scale...
Subjects
free text keywords: Climate Research, Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
Communities
Agricultural and Food Sciences
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