Microbiology of Composting

  • Heribert Insam
  • Nuntavun Riddech
  • Susanne Klammer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Microbial Communities

  3. Processes and Controls

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. M. A. Elorrieta, M. J. López, F. Suárez-Estrella, M. C. Vargas-García, J. Moreno
      Pages 119-132
    3. H. M. Poggi-Varaldo, E. Gómez-Cisneros, R. Rodríguez-Vázquez, J. Trejo-Espino, N. Rinderknecht-Seijas
      Pages 155-164
    4. G. Ranalli, P. Principi, M. Zucchi, F. da Borso, L. Catalano, C. Sorlini
      Pages 165-175
    5. D. P. Rudrum, A. H. M. Veeken, V. de Wilde, W. H. Rulkens, B. V. M. Hamelers
      Pages 203-216
    6. N. Teaumroong, W. Sattayapisut, T. Teekachunhatean, N. Boonkerd
      Pages 231-236
    7. H. Yulipriyanto, Philippe Morand, P. R., G. Tricot, C. Aubert
      Pages 247-261
  4. Biodegradability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. S. Cimmino, E. D’Alma, E. Ionata, F. La Cara, C. Silvestre
      Pages 265-272
    3. F. Degli-Innocenti, G. Goglino, G. Bellia, M. Tosin, P. Monciardini, L. Cavaletti
      Pages 273-286
    4. G. Ruiz-Aguilar, J. Fernández-Sánchez, R. Rodríguez-Vázquez, H. M. Poggi-Varaldo, F. Esparza-García, R. Vázquez-Duhalt
      Pages 287-297
    5. B. Raninger, G. Steiner, D. M. Wiles, C. W. J. Hare
      Pages 299-308
    6. E. Zanardini, A. Arnoldi, G. Boschin, A. D’Agostina, M. Negri, C. Sorlini
      Pages 309-319
  5. Maturity Testing

  6. Application and Environmental Impact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423
    2. P. A. Gibbs, R. J. Parkinson, T. H. Misselbrook, S. Burchett
      Pages 445-456
    3. S. Houot, D. Clergeot, J. Michelin, C. Francou, S. Bourgeois, G. Caria et al.
      Pages 457-472
    4. M. Kranert, A. Behnsen, A. Schultheis, D. Steinbach
      Pages 473-486
    5. E. López Errasquín, B. Patiño, R. M. Fernández, C. Vázquez
      Pages 487-494
    6. K. T. Raheem, K. I. Hänninen, M. Odele
      Pages 495-502
  7. Plant and Human Pathogens

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 503-503
    2. S. Baccella, A. L. Botta, S. Manfroni, A. Trinchera, P. Imperiale, A. Benedeti et al.
      Pages 505-516
    3. H. Böhnel, B.-H. Briese, F. Gessler
      Pages 517-526

About these proceedings


Composting is increasingly used as a recycling technology for organic wastes. Knowledge on the composition and activities of compost microbial communities has so far been based on traditional methods. New molecular and physiological tools now offer new insights into the "black box" of decaying material. An unforeseen diversity of microorganisms are involved in composting, opening up an enormous potential for future process and product improvements. In this book, the views of scientists, engineers and end-users on compost production, process optimisation, standardisation and product application are presented.


Abfall Recycling angewandte Mikrobiologie applied microbiology biodegradation biowaste composting microbiology microorganism sewage sludge

Editors and affiliations

  • Heribert Insam
    • 1
  • Nuntavun Riddech
    • 2
  • Susanne Klammer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für MikrobiologieUniversität InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.Faculty of Science, Department of MicrobiologyKhon Kaen UniversityKhon KaenThailand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08705-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-08724-4
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