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Title: Bench-scale remediation composting : process principles and protocol
Authors: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)
Installation Restoration Research Program (U.S.)
Preston, Kurt T.
Seiden, Steve
Ro, Kyoung Sin, 1958-
Keywords: Army
Explosives contamination
Soil contamination
Soil pollution
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
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.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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