931306 Composting technology

Lecture and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2020
Languages of instruction


•National and international rules and laws concerning composting

•Definition and types from input-materials (organic waste, bio-waste,

•agricultural manure,...)

•Biology and biological parameters of the composting process

•State of the art - process engineering

•Buildings for composting plants

•Mechanisation, technical equipment for the different steps of the

•composting process

•Costs of the production, financial success

•Quality of compost (nutrients, heavy metals,...)

•Planning and design of composting plants

•Steps for the permission and ways to get a licence for the composting plant

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Overview and presentation of agricultural composting technology (wind-row composting,...) opposite to industrial intensive technical composting (closed tunnel systems)
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.