Optimization of Solid Waste Composting: A Literature Review and Perspective for Fast Composting

  • Manale ZouitinaEmail author
  • Khadija Echarrafi
  • Ibtisam El Hassani
  • Mounia El Haji
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 913)


Composting may be considered as a simple process. However, it requires specific aerobic conditions and control of its important parameters (oxygen, temperature, moisture content). Composting technology is an effective means for the recovery of organic waste and the amendment of soils. This aerobic process involves various microorganisms for the decomposition of organic matter and its transformation into a product to sustainably improve soil fertility.

The trend towards more efficient and fast methods of compost production requires a thorough and understanding of the process as well as its main parameters in order to develop a product which is not only beneficial in terms of quality and maturity but also can be obtained in a short time to satisfy agriculture’s needs.

This literature review aims to present the composting process as addressed in different studies and the optimization methods that have provided promising results in reducing time composting, it also gives a perspective for fast and smart composting strategy.


Composting Organic matter Green waste Optimization Maturation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manale Zouitina
    • 1
    Email author
  • Khadija Echarrafi
    • 1
  • Ibtisam El Hassani
    • 1
  • Mounia El Haji
    • 1
  1. 1.ENSEMHassan II UniversityCasablancaMorocco

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