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Title: Compost stream as a potential biomass for humic acid production: Focus on compost seasonal and geographical variability
Authors: Negro, Viviana 
Montoneri, Enzo 
Negre, Michéle 
Fabbri, Gloria 
Boero, Valter 
Solaro, Simone 
Antonini, Massimiliano 
Koutinas, Apostolis A. 
Koutinas, Michalis 
Vlysidis, Anestis 
Konstantinidis, Viktoras 
Mainero, Davide 
Major Field of Science: Agricultural Sciences
Field Category: Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries
Keywords: Bio-stimulants;Compost;Hydrolysis;Humic acids
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Procedia Environmental Science, Engineering and Management, 2018, vol. 5, no.3, pp. 133-138
Volume: 5
Issue: 3
Start page: 133
End page: 138
Journal: Procedia Environmental Science, Engineering and Management 
Abstract: Compost is a voluminous stream rich in humic and fulvic acids, which may be recovered as high-added value compounds. These soluble bio-based lignin-like polymeric substances (SBO) can be extracted through a completely green process developed at pilot scale, whose main core is the hydrolytic route in aqueous solutions at relatively mild temperature (< 140 °C) at ACEA Pinerolese Industriale premises. Due to their chemical-physical properties, the SBO compounds can be used with advantage for myriads of industrial applications, from the formulation of detergents to the production of agriculture biostimulants, answering the increasing demand for bio-compound utilization. In view of LIFECAB project (LIFE16 ENV/IT/000179), the characterization of starting materials and the derived compost has been performed over four seasons and over three European countries (Italy, Greece ad Cyprus). In view of establishing a relationship between SBO molecules and compost properties, this work is a challenging opportunity for assessing the compost variability and its temporal evolution during the composting process. Analyses of pH, salinity, total carbon, total nitrogen and C/N ratio, critically assessed by means of a statistical approach, provide important information about compost composition according to the season and to the local environmental conditions.
ISSN: 2392-9545
Type: Article
Affiliation : ACEA Pinerolese Industraile Spa 
Università di Torino 
Hysytech srl 
Agricultural University of Athens 
Cyprus University of Technology 
Organohumik Thrakis 
Sewerage Board of Limassol 
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