Composting of Chicken Manure with the Addition of Clinoptilolite and Pumice as Bulking Agents


Hulya Y. E.

RESEARCH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENT, vol.16, no.3, pp.68-73, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : RESEARCH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.68-73

Abstract

This study was performed to investigate the feasibility of clinoptilolite and pumice as bulking agents for the composting of chicken manure without adding supplementary carbon sources. In vessel composting of chicken manure was performed in batch system with the addition of natural and cheap bulking agents. The aim of using bulking agents was performing an efficient aerobic degradation by increasing the porosity, ammonia adsorption and water holding capacities. It was observed that the addition of bulking agents increased the composting efficiency and the highest degradation was observed in the reactor containing clinoptilolite.