Accession Number : ADA323632

Title :   Bench-Scale Remediation Composting: Process Principles and Protocol.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Preston, Kurt T. ; Seiden, Steven ; Ro, Kyoung S.

PDF Url : ADA323632

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to apply the principles of biochemical process kinetics, mass and heat transfer, and major process parameters in the design and application of bench-scale compost systems. The premise is that understanding the fundamentals of the system in the engineering sense will assist to provide a technical foundation for standard bench-scale composting protocols. Process kinetics as they relate to organic substrate use, overall, and the kinetics of explosive compound degradation/transformation are discussed. Also discussed are the physical, chemical, biological, and thermodynamic factors central to the application of bench-scale compost systems. Finally, the outline of a standard remediation composting protocol built on a foundation of fundamentals is provided. The approach described in this report is providing a basis for two currently ongoing bench-composting investigations.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSTS, *WASTE TREATMENT, *SOIL REMEDIATION, HEAT TRANSFER, DEGRADATION, REACTION KINETICS, THERMODYNAMICS, EXPLOSIVES, ORGANIC MATERIALS, TRANSFORMATIONS, BENCH TESTS.

Subject Categories : Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE