The Science of Composting

Editors: de Bertoldi, Marco (Ed.)

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The European Union initially demonstrated its interest in waste in the late 70s with the progamme on Waste Recycling Research and Development. At that time composting was only present as a coordination activity and it was only later that specific research programmes in the area were within Europe which was largely instrumental in setting up a series of European conferences, seminars and work­ shops. Some of these have resulted in publications which have made significant contributions to developments in the understanding of composting and the use of composts. In particular the outputs from meetings in Oxford ( 1984), Udine (1986), Neresheim ( 1988) and Angers ( 1991) are worthy of note. Composting has seen significant changes since the 70s when the major thrust in Europe was using mixed municipal solid waste as a feed material. Many com­ posting plants which were built to use this material were closed due to the poor quality of the compost which made it very difficult to market. As a result the main areas of interest, as far as the municipa1ities are concemed, are now with biowaste and source-separated organics. This interest is apparent from the many new plants which are being constructed across Europe, and the ready market which exists for the products. In parallel with the renewed interest of the municipalities other areas, such as agriculture and the wastewater treatment industries, are also developing their own schemes.

Table of contents (187 chapters)

  • Historical Review of Composting and its Role in Municipal Waste Management

    Golueke, C. G. (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • The Thermie Programme and Composting Projects in the Energy from Biomass and Waste Sector

    Ferrero, G. L.

    Pages 15-22

  • The Role of Composting in Sustainable Agriculture

    Sequi, Paolo

    Pages 23-29

  • I.S.W.A. Policy in the Regard of Composting as an Integrated System of Waste Management

    Skinner, John H.

    Pages 30-40

  • Waste Management and Legislation

    Belle, W. A.

    Pages 41-46

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Science of Composting
Editors
  • Marco de Bertoldi
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-1569-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-1569-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7514-0383-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7201-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLII, 1452
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