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Waste Management Research
Research on waste management research published by J.V.L. Alvarez et al
May 15th, 2009
According to recent research published in the journal Waste Management, "The presence of paper in municipal solid waste (MSW) interferes with the efficiency of composting plants, The compost feedstock to these plants is between 12% and 27% paper on a dry weight basis, with an initial C:N ratio ranging from 32:1 to 57:1. Tests of the last aerobic biodegradability (LAB) of the type of piper present in paper and cardboard packaging were carried out, following UNE-EN 14046 standards."
"The results obtained, measured through the quantity of CO2 generated over 45 days, compared with the maximum that Could be produced (ThCO2), showed that the presence of paper retards, to...
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Source: Energy and Ecology (2009-05-15)