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Industrial Composting: Environmental Engineering and Facilities Management

Order Code: CL1156
Publisher: CRC Press
No. of Pages: 334
Date of Publication: 2011

Industrial Composting: Environmental Engineering and Facilities Management


Price: 79.99

Features
  • Presents all the key aspects in composting facility design and operation
  • Covers odor control, modeling, and control systems
  • Includes new information on facility sitting, planning, and permitting
  • Includes new information on odor management control systems
  • Provides new chapter on end-product utilization and marketing
  • Offers charts, photographs, and tables to illustrate concepts

Summary
The ultimate in recycling, composting has been in use in some form since ancient times. A well-managed composting facility should exist as a good neighbor contributing to ecology. However, since local populations often perceive risks if a composting facility is built nearby, composting facilities must be designed and operated with minimal odor, dust, and noise emissions. Industrial Composting examines the key operational aspects and problems associated with composting, with strong emphasis on odor mitigation, pathogens, and aerosols.

Designed for composting professionals and supported by extensive quality references, this book covers:
  • Facilities Planning and Design
  • Odor Management
  • Design, Material, Energy, and Water Balances
  • Economics of Product Marketing and Sales
  • Public Relations, Participation, and Communication Regulations
  • Pathogen Concentrations as Related to Feedstocks
  • Bioaerosols Associated with Composting and Their Potential Diseases

While many books cover composting, most of those currently available are either out of date or contain only a few chapters on the subject. With interest growing in the use of composting for biosolids, food wastes, and other specialty areas, the need for an up-to-date, focused resource is also increasing. To assist composting practitioners, community decision makers, and advocates, Industrial Composting brings recent advances and best practices in composting together in an accessible, professional volume.

Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgment
  • The Author
  • A Prospective
  • Basic Concepts of Composting
  • The Composting Process
  • Design and Material, Energy, and Water Balances
  • Facilities Planning
  • Composting Technologies and Systems
  • Facility Design
  • Economics
  • Odor Management Basic Concepts
  • Operational Control of Odors
  • Odor Control Systems
  • Pathogens
  • Bioaerosols
  • Site Management
  • Public Relations, Communication, and Regulations
  • Product Utilization and Marketing