Biological Stability Assessment of Selected Types of Separately Collected Kitchen Waste

Stanisław Famielec


According to the Regulation on the Minister of Environment of 29 December 2016, four fractions of municipal solid waste has to be collected separately in Poland, including bio-waste. Since such waste has not been considered in currently applied waste collection systems, there is a need to rearrange those systems and provide for infrastructure for bio-waste collection and processing. The paper describes the results of the research on determining selected properties of some types of waste commonly present in kitchen waste generated in households. Such waste is biologically unstable, which means it is prone to fast biological decomposition. The analyzed fruit and vegetable peels are characterized by high values of moisture content (up to 87.97 ± 0.41%), loss of ignition (up to 98.0 ± 0.05%) and four-day respiration activity AT4 (up to 144.4 ± 11.9 mgO2·g−1 d.m.). Moreover, it was found that respiration activity in mixtures of different types of peels is determined by also other factors than only individual properties of components
Author Stanisław Famielec (FoPaPE / IoAEaI)
Stanisław Famielec,,
- Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Krakowiak-Bal Anna, Vaverkova Magdalena (eds.): Infrastructure and Environment, 2019, Springer, ISBN 978-3-030-16541-3, [978-3-030-16542-0], 392 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-16542-0
Keywords in EnglishBiological stability, Kitchen waste, Bio-waste, Respiration activity
Languageen angielski
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