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dc.contributor.authorGoverno, Jason David
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-05T16:07:56Z
dc.date.available2014-03-05T16:07:56Z
dc.date.issued2002-05
dc.identifier.othergoverno_jason_d_200205_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/governo_jason_d_200205_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29583
dc.description.abstractWaste disposal from all sectors of life has become a significant problem as traditional disposal methods come under economical and environmental scrutiny. As landfill space diminishes and tipping fees increase, alternative methods of waste disposal such as composting are being given more consideration by waste managers. To assist in the development of this industry, an assessment of Georgia’s existing composting infrastructure was conducted to more effectively utilize the available resources. The feasibility and design of a new composting operation are critical aspects of the facility’s long-term success. The numerous factors that impact composting process design and costs make it tedious and difficult to make accurate feasibility assessments. To address this situation, a computer program was developed which can be used to determine the feasibility of a windrow composting operation as a waste management alternative. This study covers a description of the design program and its validation compared to existing composting facilities.
dc.languageFacility characteristics and design of windrow composting operations
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectComposting
dc.subjectprocess design
dc.subjectcomputer tool
dc.subjectcost
dc.subjectsurvey
dc.subjectinfrastructure
dc.subjectwaste management
dc.subjectorganic
dc.titleFacility characteristics and design of windrow composting operations
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentBiological and Agricultural Engineering
dc.description.majorAgricultural Engineering
dc.description.advisorSidney Thompson
dc.description.committeeSidney Thompson
dc.description.committeeKC Das
dc.description.committeeWilliam Merka


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