Composting activity in Catalonia

S. Barrios, R. Fernández, F. Vázquez, X. Font

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Survey of facilities operating in Catalonia provides data on technology (windrow or in-vessel), public vs. private ownership, feedstocks, and process characteristics. Older plants use windrows while more recent plants use an in-vessel process for the initial phase of the process. Plants that use in-vessel process are, in general, publicly-owned and they mostly process OFMSW. Plants that use windrows tend to process a wider range of residues. In-vessel processing is shorter and requires less labor. Operating capacity of windrow systems is closer to their nominal capacity, whereas in-vessel capacity is around 50 percent of their nominal one. Finally, the public does not oppose having the composting plants near their towns.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-66
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2004


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