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dc.creatorStorino, Francescoes_ES
dc.creatorMenéndez Villanueva, Sergioes_ES
dc.creatorMuro Erreguerena, Julioes_ES
dc.creatorAparicio Tejo, Pedro Maríaes_ES
dc.creatorIrigoyen Iriarte, Ignacioes_ES
dc.identifier.issn1065-657X (Print)
dc.identifier.issn2326-2397 (Electronic)
dc.descriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Compost Science & Utilization on 2017, available online:
dc.description.abstractComposting in bins is one of the most practical home composting methods. There is currently a need for greater information to improve the management of the composting process and to create home composting programs, which ensure sustainable production of high quality compost. This study investigates how two aspects of the bin feeding regime—the feeding frequency and the amount of waste applied at each feed—influence the process's evolution and the quality of the compost. Compost bins were assayed after introducing the same amount of kitchen and garden waste according to three different frequencies: in a single batch, weekly, or every 3 weeks. A fourth treatment was applied to calculate the potential waste reduction achieved by the composting process, filling the bins to the brim on a weekly basis. Temperature, mass, and volume changes; the microbial diversity (by Biolog); and gas emissions (CO2, CH4, N2O, and NH3) were all determined during the process. At the end of the experiment, all of the composts were weighed and characterized. Results show that the main differences were very dependent on the quantity of waste provided. Large amounts of waste were added increasing the compost's temperature and maturity during the process, while slightly affecting the salinity and phytotoxicity of the final compost but without any clear effects on microbial diversity and gas emission. Therefore, from a technical point of view, the shared use of compost bins among several households (community composting) is preferable to individual usen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.ispartofCompost Science and Utilization 2017, vol. 25, no. 2, 71-81en
dc.rights© 2017 Taylor & Francisen
dc.subjectCompostaje domésticoes_ES
dc.subjectCompostaje comunitarioes_ES
dc.subjectHome compostingen
dc.subjectCommunity compostingen
dc.subjectPrevención residuosen
dc.subjectWaste preventionen
dc.titleEffect of feeding regime on composting in binsen
dc.typeArtículo / Artikuluaes
dc.contributor.departmentCiencias del Medio Naturales_ES
dc.contributor.departmentNatura Ingurunearen Zientziakeu
dc.contributor.departmentProducción Agrariaes_ES
dc.contributor.departmentNekazaritza Ekoizpenaeu
dc.contributor.departmentIdAB. Instituto de Agrobiotecnología / Agrobioteknologiako Institutuaes
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