Maturity Evaluation of Pig Manure Compost by Constituents of Organic Matter Influenced by Microbial Activity

  • Shin, Wan-Sik (Division of Applied Biology and Chemistry, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Chung, Doug-Young (Division of Applied Biology and Chemistry, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Chang, Ki-woon (Division of Applied Biology and Chemistry, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Lee, Kyu-Seung (Division of Applied Biology and Chemistry, Chungnam National University)
  • 투고 : 2000.02.15
  • 발행 : 2000.09.30

초록

Regarding to maturity evaluation of pig manure compost mixed with saw dust, change of constituents of organic matter influenced by microbial activities were investigated. Throughout the two stages of active composting period, we obtained a lot of data related to compost stabilization. However, we found out that only a couple of parameters could be used for adequate evaluation of compost. We, therefore, decided that total sugar and reducing sugar could be used for the reasonable standard criteria of maturity during composting process, even though some enzyme activities by phosphates and cellulase reactions were obtained and compared. Because the other parameters such as contents of lignin, cellulose, and organic acids were difficult to be used for maturity evaluation of pig manure compost.