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Main Title Composting.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.
Publisher National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA/540-S-96-502; 68-C5-0001
Stock Number PB97-209811
OCLC Number 35747880
Subjects Biodegradation
Additional Subjects Composting ; Hazardous materials ; Biodegradation ; Soil contamination ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Explosives ; Petroleum products ; Pesticides ; Manures ; Composts ; Soil treatment ; Decontamination ; Land pollution control ; Cost analysis ; Semivolatile organic compounds ; Yard wastes ; Food wastes ; Biopiles
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA/540-S-96-502 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 10/25/1996
EJBD  EPA 540-S-96-502 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/17/1997
EJDD  EPA/540/S-96/502 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 04/11/1997
EKBD  EPA-540/S-96-502 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/14/1997
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 540-S-96-502 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
EMBD  EPA/540/S-96/502 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 12/28/2001
NTIS  PB97-209811 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14 pages ; 28 cm.
Compositing is an emerging ex situ biological technology that is potentially applicable to nonvolatile and semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in soils. It has been applied to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and explosives. It has been found to be potentially effective in biodegrading heavier petroleum hydrocarbons and some pesticides. Composting processes utilize bulking agents, such as wood chips and straw, to increase the porosity of soil or sediment. Manure, yard wastes, and food-processing wastes are often added to increase the amount of nutrients and readily degradable organic matter. Inorganic fertilizers may be added to supplement available nutrients. These supplements encourage growth of indigenous microbial populations capable of degrading contaminants of concern.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 13-14). At head of title: Engineering bulletin. "EPA/540-S-96-502." "August 1996."