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Main Title The Rutgers strategy for composting : process design and control /
Author Finstein, Melvin S. ; Finstein, M. S. ; Miller, F. C. ; MacGregor, S. T. ; Psarianos, K. M.
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Author Title of a Work
Finstein, Melvin S.
CORP Author Rutgers - The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher GPO,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/2-85/059; EPA-R-806829
Stock Number PB85-207538
Subjects Sewage sludge digestion. ; Waste minimization. ; Compost
Additional Subjects Composts ; Sludge ; Decomposition ; Process control ; Temperature ; Heat ; Removal ; Thermostats ; Blowers ; Sludge driping ; Yield ; Mathematical models ; Disease carriers ; Comparison ; Aging(Materials) ; Vaporizing ; Performance evaluation ; Rutgers strategy
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NTIS  PB85-207538 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 284 pages : illustrations
A strategy for sludge composting was developed to counter the tendency of other composting systems to operate at high temperatures that inhibit and slow decomposition. This method, known as the Rutgers strategy, can be implemented in a static pile configuration to retain structural and operational simplicity, or in a more elaborate enclosed or reactor structure system. The method maintains a temperature ceiling that provides a high decomposition rate through on-demand removal of heat by ventilation (thermostatic control of a blower). Compared with the approach currently in widespread use, the Rutgers strategy yields high-rate composting that decomposes four times more waste in half the time.
"Final project report." "May 1985." "EPA/600/2-85/059." "Contract/Grant No. R806829010." "Program element no. CAZB1B." Microfiche.