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Table 1 Characteristics of the raw materials and mixture feedstock in the tested composting unit

From: Gaseous pollutants from a small-scale aerobic biological treatment facility: odor and health risk assessment

  MSW Straw Mixturea Mixtureb
Water content, % by wet mass 74.4 ± 2.7 8.72 ± 0.45 70.7 ± 1.3 68.4
VS, % by dry mass 79.7 ± 1.6 88.6 ± 0.3 84.3 ± 1.1 86.3
C:N ratio by dry mass 20.5 ± 1.8 41.5 ± 2.4 17.1 ± 2.9 17.8
Proportion (wet mass, w/w) 10/11 1/11
Weight (wet mass, kg) 550 55 605 605
  1. aThe value was based on determination
  2. bThe value was based on calculation