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The Big Deal on Industrial Composting Techniques



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									The Big Deal on Industrial Composting Techniques

Composting is not entirely limited to a small scale. Industrial
techniques abound in as much as residential modes of composting are often
appraised and praised for its convenience and simplicity. There are
industrial techniques that are larger counterparts of the simple
residential techniques, while others employ technology and other methods
unknown the the novices of composting. Whichever the method chosen,
industrial composting is definitely operating on a large scale and may
help a lot of production involving healthy soil.

In-Vessel Method

The in-vessel method, as suggested by its name, involves closed reactors.
This is synonymous to closed bin composting method in residential scale,
but instead of small bins, we are talking of metal tanks or concrete
containers that are herculean in size. As a result, factors such as flow
of air and temperature are controlled more effectively.

Some companies also put additional cover layers atop the metal tank or
enclosed composting container to ensure complete isolation from external
elements. Ventilation and insect infestation are often controlled by
layering, constant cleaning and additional aeration processes on the
affected layers.

MBS technique

MBS is the acronym for mechanical biological treatment system. It is a
facility that helps sort materials using the composting technique. The
scientific term for composting, in this case, is anaerobic digestion.
This has instant practical applications in helping sort waste from
residential abodes as opposed to industrial wastes which may be more
hazardous and larger in number. This waste management technique is
praised for its ability to help ensure biological safety of the

Sheet Composting

The heap is often the method used for composting, but in the case of
sheet composting, it the organix materials are placed directly on the
soil you are intending to fertilize. Then it functions as a mulch when it
decays there. The common materials used here are alfalfa and mustard. But
the only downside is that it can rob off the nitrogen in the soil.

But adding green manure crops like clover can help sustain the lagging
nitrogen supply in the roots. Most of the supporters of sheet composting
claim that in the long run, this is more effective and able to retain
more minerals in the soil than other techniques.

High Fiber Method

Wales invented this high fiber method of industrial composting and with
great success so far. It involves rigorous stirring and even distribution
of materials all throughout the pile. And then the aeration and surface
area of the entire compost pile will improve with this symmetry. The
compost pile consists of cardboard, newspapers and other forms of used

It is also well-suited for household composting but then it is currently
being performed on a laboratory in Wales for further monitoring. This
solution was offered as a way of helping reduce pressure in waste
landfills. If paper products are used as a material for composting,
excluding the poisonous risk of colored ink, it really has a high
potential of success.

ASP Method

ASP or Aerated Static Pile method of composting has both active and
passive elements to it. The heap is placed on holed pipings that allow
circulation without having to manipulate or turn the entire compost heap,
as in other industrial composting techniques.

It completely relies on air for the bulk of the operation, and is
extremely helpful for making sure that the passive and active elements
are both in play.

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