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dc.contributor.authorTroy, Shane M.
dc.contributor.authorHealy, Mark G.
dc.contributor.authorKwapinski, Witold
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-25T12:47:30Z
dc.date.available2013-02-25T12:47:30Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationNolan, T., Troy, S.M., Healy, M.G., Kwapinski, W., Leahy, J.J., Lawlor, P.G. (2011) 'Characterization of separated pig manure composted with a variety of bulking agents at low initial C/N ratios'. Bioresource Technology, 102 :7131-7138.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0960-8524
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/3270
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to investigate the composting of separated pig manure solids with or without a variety of bulking agents at a low initial C/N ratio (12.5-23.3). Compost stability was investigated using an oxygen uptake rate (OUR) test and compost maturity was investigated using a germination index test. All treatments showed typical patterns of compost temperature. Temperatures above 60 degrees C were achieved by Day 2, followed by a thermophilic phase (50-60 degrees C), which lasted for 1 to 2 weeks followed by a cooling phase. The stability of one of treatments which did not contain any bulking agent - OUR of 25 mmol O-2 kg(-1) OM hour(-1) - was negatively affected by its initial high water content (69%). The addition of a bulking agent and initial water content below 60% were necessary to compost the separated solid fraction of pig manure at a low initial C/N ratio.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipIrish Department of Agriculture Food and Fisheries - Research Stimulus Fund Programme (RSFP) - National Development Plan 2007-2013en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofBioresource Technologyen
dc.subjectGerminationen_US
dc.subjectOxygen uptake rateen_US
dc.subjectOxitop systemen_US
dc.subjectSwineen_US
dc.subjectDecanter centrifugeen_US
dc.subjectDifferent litter amendmentsen_US
dc.subjectOrganic household wasteen_US
dc.subjectSawdust litteren_US
dc.subjectStrawen_US
dc.subjectTurnoveren_US
dc.subjectPhytotoxicityen_US
dc.subjectMaturityen_US
dc.subjectStorageen_US
dc.subjectLossesen_US
dc.subjectCarbonen_US
dc.titleCharacterization of separated pig manure composted with a variety of bulking agents at low initial C/N ratiosen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.updated2013-02-13T12:41:57Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.biortech.2011.04.066
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2011.04.066en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.internal.rssid1148306
dc.local.contactMark Healy, Dept. Of Civil Engineering, Room E210, Civil Engineering Building, Nui Galway. 5364 Email: mark.healy@nuigalway.ie
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