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com·post

 (kŏm′pōst′)
n.
A mixture of organic matter, as from leaves and manure, that has decayed or has been digested by organisms, used to improve soil structure and provide nutrients.
tr.v. com·post·ed, com·post·ing, com·posts
1. To convert (vegetable matter) to compost.
2. To fertilize with compost.

[Middle English composte, from Old French, mixture, compost, from Latin compositum, mixture, from neuter past participle of compōnere, to put together; see component.]
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composting

(ˈkɒmpɒstɪŋ)
n
the activity or practice of converting garden and kitchen waste to compost
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composting

[ˈkɒmpɒstɪŋ] Ncompostación f
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composting

[ˈkɒmpɒstɪŋ] ncompostage m
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* Clarifying regulations for composting and organics processing, including changes for stacking, setbacks and separation of the requirements for an aerobic digestion.
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Thus, in this study, struvite crystallization was conducted using thermophilic aerobic digestion sludge fluid of swine manure containing 17,125 mg/L of TCOD, 3,534 mg/L of total Kjeldahl nitrogen.
Residents have complained about the "intolerable" smells produced by a composting plant, which already operates on the farm - but the developers say that the in-vessel composting plant (IVC) will no longer operate when the new aerobic digestion plant is up and running.
Although a small amount of electricity is required to pump water through the island system, there's a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions: by encouraging aerobic digestion, the amount of methane produced is greatly reduced, Fulford says.
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The advantages of aerobic digestion have been known for many years.
He next plans to build an aerobic digestion plant to treat maize and food waste.