Development of Composting Technology in Animal Waste Treatment - Review -

  • Haga, K. (Laboratory of Animal Waste Pollution Control, National Institute of Animal Industry)
  • Published : 1999.06.01


Solid animal wastes in Japan are treated mainly by composting. The composting process under controlled conditions is able to convert the wastes into high-quality organic fertilizer. Various types of composting facilities with/without forced aeration and turning device are available. Characterization of the maturing process during composting was studied, to improve the quality of compost and to make the degree of maturity. Recycling of animal wastes as compost without any environmental pollution will be closely related to the development of sustainable agriculture with organic fertilizer in Japan.

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