Studies on the Correlation between Germination index and CO2 Emission for Evaluation of the Maturity of Compost Products

퇴비의 부숙도 평가에 있어서 CO2 발생량과 발아지수와의 상관성 연구

  • 백창현 (건국대학교 농축대학원) ;
  • 이명규 (건국대학교 농축대학원) ;
  • 김창한 (건국대학교 농축대학원)
  • Published : 1998.12.01


This study was carried out to elucidate the correlation between Germination Index(G.I.) and CO2 emission for evaluation of the maturity of compost products. 13 compost samples was used for this experiment. The G.I. test was carried out on the basis of T-N 200ppm. As a result of this research, we found that CO2 emission method was good simple indicator for evaluation of maturity of compost materials, in spite of G.I. The obtain results are summarized as follows ; 1. The correlation value between the G.I. and the CO2 emission was R2 = 0.776. 2. The correlation value between EC(Electric Conductivity) and G.I. was R2 =0.7. 3. The equation calculated from G.I. and CO2 emission was G.I. = -16.7(InCO2) - 6.87. 4. From these results, we found the possibility of estimation for the value of G.I.(T-N 200ppm) from CO2 emission volume under specific condition.