A new paper titled "Analysis of MSW full-scale facilities based on anaerobic digestion and/or composting using respiration indices as performance indicators" by J. Colón, S. Ponsá, C. Álvarez, M. Vinot, F.J. Lafuente, D. Gabriel, A. Sánchez has been published in Bioresource Technology (2017), 236, 223-238.
This article is about the assessment of the stability of the waste along the treatment chain of 7 full-scale municipal solid waste treatment facilities performing using a range of existing technologies, mainly anaerobic digestion and comporting. Respirometric indices and respirometric balances are used as a tool. Results show that a high-grade compost quality is obtained in these plant performing both anaerobic digestion and comporting while faciliites relying only in composting as main treatment technology produced relatively poor results.
This work has been performed in collaboration between GENOCOV and GICOM, both from the Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering at UAB, for Urbaser S.A., the funding company.