Pre-Processing Methods


Pre-processing is applied during MSW composting for one or more of the following reasons.

             To increase the proportion of compostable materials in the feedstock Glenn 1991 MSW contains a high proportion of non-compostable or poorly compostable material, hence composting the whole MSW stream is inefficient and leads to a very low grade of compost. See also the Critical Review Section, Feedstocks and composition - Physical characteristics.

             To improve feedstocks for other recovery options Removal of compostable materials (and materials removed in parallel such as glass) can improve the efficiency of down stream sorting processes to recover energy and dry recyclables in mechanised plant (Anon 1991, Barton 1983, 1984 and

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