Aerated Manure Composting

Animal Manure Management February 01, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

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Aerated Composting

Aerated static pile composting modifies the passive composting technique by using blowers to supply air to the composting feedstocks. This process does not involve turning and/or agitation of the piles after the initial mixture of feedstocks. Bulking agents are often used to help maintain the porosity structure of the piles, which aids in pile aeration. Electronic feedback controls are often used to monitor the pile temperature and control the operation of aerating blowers.

For more information, see Low-Cost Aerated Static Composting for Small Horse Farms

Aerated static pile composting. CC 2.5 Jason Governo.


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.