Title: Compost and digestate:
sustainability, benefits, impacts for the environment and for plant production
This proceedings volume
contains the papers presented at the CODIS 2008 congress held on 27 - 29
February 2008 in Solothurn (Switzerland).
The composting and digestion of biogenic waste materials and the subsequent
application of compost and digestate to soil contributes to nutrient recycling
and renewable energy production. Moreover, compost and digestate can improve
soil fertility and suppress plant diseases. On the other hand, compost and
digestate may also contain a variety of pollutants hazardous to soil, such as
heavy metals and organic contaminants.
Compost and digestate have been thoroughly investigated in the framework of two
associated projects entitled “Organic Pollutants in Compost and Digestate in Switzerland”
and “Effects of Composts and Digestate on the Environment, Soil Fertility and
Plant Health”. These projects yielded new insights into the properties of
compost and digestate, mainly with regard to biological parameters and the
occurrence of both “classic” and “emerging” organic pollutants.
The CODIS 2008 congress was the final event of these two projects.
G. Fuchs, Thomas Kupper, Lucius Tamm & Karina Schenk
of Pages: 325
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