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

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 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-08724-4
  • 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