Composting papers


Towards the implementation of new regional biowaste management plans: Environmental Assessment of different waste management scenarios in Catalonia. Colón, J., Cadena, E., Colazo, A.B., Quirós, R., Sánchez, A., Font, X., Artola, A. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 95, 143-155 (2015).

Gaseous emissions in municipal wastes composting: effect of the bulking agent. Maulini-Duran, C., Font, X., Artola, A. Sánchez, A. Bioresource Technology. 172, 260-268 (2014).

GHG emissions during the high-rate production of compost using standard and advanced aeration strategies. Puyuelo, B., Gea, T., Sánchez, A. Chemosphere. 109, 64-70 (2014).

Environmental and agronomical assessment of three fertilization treatments applied in horticultural open field crops. Quirós, R., Villalba, G., Muñoz, P., Font, X., Gabarrell, X. Journal of Cleaner Production 67, 147-158 (2014)

Home composting versus industrial composting: Influence of composting system on compost quality with focus on compost stability. Barrena, R., Font, X., Gabarrell, X., Sánchez, A. Waste Management. 34(7), 1109-1116 (20014).

Environmental assessment of two home composts with high and low gaseous emissions of the composting process. Quirós, R., Villalba, G., Muñoz, P., Colón, J., Font, X., Gabarrell, X. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 90, 9-20 (2014).

The application of LCA to alternative methods for treating the organic fiber produced from autoclaving unsorted municipal solid waste: Case study of Catalonia. Quirós, R., Gabarrell, X., Villalba, G., Barrena, R., García, A., Torrente, J., Font, X. Journal of Cleaner Production (2014).

Co-composting of poultry manure with other agricultural wastes. Process performance and compost horticultural use. Rizzo, P., Torre, V., Riera, N.I., Crespo, D., Barrena, R., Sánchez, A. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management. Acceptat per a publicació.

A systematic study of the gaseous emissions from biosolids composting: raw sludge versus anaerobically digested sludge. Maulini-Duran, Artola, A., Font, X., Sánchez, A. Bioresource Technology147, 43-51 (2013).[+]

VOC emissions from the composting of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste using standard and advanced aeration strategies. Maulini-Duran, C., Puyuelo, B., Artola, A., Font, X., Sánchez, A., Gea, T. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology. [+]

The impact of biostimulation and bioaugmentation on diesel contaminated soils as bioremediation systems. Abraham, J., Gea, T., Vicent, T.Environmental Engineering and Management Journal. Acceptat per a publicació.

Comparison of compostable bags and aerated bins with conventional storage systems to collect the organic fraction of municipal solid waste from homes. A Catalonia case study. Puyuelo, B., Colón, J., Martín, P., Sánchez, A. Waste Management33, 1381-1389 (2013). [+]

Performance of baby biodegradable used diapers in the co-composting process with the organic fraction of municipal solid waste. Colón, J., Mestre-Montserrat, M., Puig-Ventosa. I., Sánchez, A. Waste Management33, 1097-1103 (2013). [+]

Characterization of olive mill wastes composts and their humic acids: stability assessment within different particle size fractions. Masmoudi, S., Jarboui, R., El Feki H., Gea T., Medhioub, K., Ammar, E. Environmental Technology. Acceptat per a publicació.

Home and vermicomposting as sustainable options for biowaste management. Lleó, T., Albacete, E., Barrena, R., Font, X., Artola, A., Sánchez, A. Journal of Cleaner Production47, 70-76 (2013).

Anaerobic bioremediation of PAH-contaminated soil: assessment of the degradation of contaminants and biogas production under thermophilic and mesophilic conditions.  Sayara, T., Čvančarová, M., Cajthaml, T., Sarrà, M., Sánchez, A. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal. Acceptat per a publicació.

GHG contribution of sorting plants and mechanical biological treatment plants – Case study of Catalonia, Spain. Villalba, G., Bueno, S., Gabarrell, X., Font, X. Waste Management. 32, 10, 1999-2002 (2012).

Biological treatment of the organic fibre from the autoclaving of municipal solid wastes; preliminary results.  García, A., Maulini, C., Torrente, J.M., Sánchez, A., Barrena, R., Font, X.  Biosystems Engineering. 112, 4, 335-343 (2012).

A complete mass balance of a complex combined anaerobic/aerobic municipal source-separated waste treatment plant. Pognani, M, Barrena, R., Font, X., Sánchez, A. Waste Management. 32, 5, 799-805 (2012).

Effect of freezing on the conservation of the biological activity of organic solid wastes.  Pognani, M, Barrena, R., Font, X., Sánchez, A. Bioresource Technology. 104, 1, 832-836 (2012).

Determination of the energy and environmental burdens associated to the biological treatment of source-separated Municipal Solid Wastes. Colón, J., Cadena, E., Pognani, M, Barrena, R., Sánchez, A., Font, X., Artola, A. Energy & Environmental Science. 5, 2, 5731-5741 (2012).

Determining C/N ratios for typical organic wastes using biodegradable fractions. Puyuelo, B., Ponsá, S., Gea, T., Sánchez, A. Chemosphere. 85, 4, 653-659 (2011).

Bioremediation of PAHs-contaminated soil through composting: influence of bioaugmentation and biostimulation on the contaminants biodegradation. Sayara, T., Borràs, E., Caminal, G., Sarrà, M., Sánchez. A. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 65, 6, 859-865 (2011).

Detection, Composition and Treatment of Volatile Organic Compounds from waste treatment plants. Font, X., Artola, A., Sánchez, A. Sensors. 11, 4, 4043-4059 (2011).

Short-time estimation of biogas and methane potentials from municipal solid wastes. Ponsá, S., Gea, T., Sánchez, A. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology. 86, 8, 1121-1124 (2011).

Modelling the aerobic degradation of organic wastes based on slowly and rapidly degradable fractions. Ponsá, S., Puyuelo, B., Gea, T., Sánchez, A. Waste Management. 31, 7, 1472-1479 (2011).

Anaerobic co-digestion of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste with several pure organic co-substrates. Ponsá, S., Gea, T., Sánchez, A. Biosystems Engineering. 108,4, 352-360 (2011).

Odours and volatile organic compounds emitted from municipal solid waste at different stage of decomposition and relationship with biological stability. Scaglia, B., Orzi, V., Artola, A., Font, X., Davoli, E., Sánchez, A., Adani, F. Bioresource Technology. 102, 7, 4638-4645 (2011).

Evolution of organic matter in a full-scale composting plant for the treatment of sewage sludge and biowaste by respiration techniques and pyrolysis-GC/MS. Pognani, M., Barrena, R., Font, X., Adani, F., Scaglia, B., Sánchez, A. Bioresource Technology. 102, 6, 4536-4543 (2011).

Anaerobic co-digestion of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste with FOG waste from a sewage treatment plant: recovering a wasted methane potential and enhancing the biogas yield. Martín-González, L., Colturato, L.F., Font, X., Vicent, T. Waste Management. 30, 1854-1859 (2010).

Biohydrogen production and bioprocess enhancement: A review. Mudhoo, A., Forster-Carneiro, T., Sánchez, A. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology. 31, 3, 250-263 (2011).

A new control strategy for composting process based on the oxygen uptake rate. Puyuelo, B., Gea, T.,  Sánchez, A. Chemical Engineering Journal. 165, 1, 161-169 (2010).

Respirometric screening of several types of manure and mixtures intended for composting. Barrena, R., Turet, J., Busquets, A., Farrés, M., Font, X. Sánchez, A. Bioresource Technology. 102, 2, (2011) 1367-1377.

Categorizing Raw Organic Material Biodegradability Via Respiration Activity Measurement: A Review. Barrena, R., Gea, T., Ponsá, S., Ruggieri, L., Artola, A., Font, X., Sánchez, A. Compost Science and Utilization. 19, 2, 105-113 (2011).

Potential odour emission measurement in organic fraction of municipal solid waste during anaerobic digestion: Relationship with process and biological stability parameters. Orzi, V., Cadena E., D’Imporzano, G., Artola A., Davoli, E., Crivelli, M., Adani, F. Bioresource Technology. 101, 19, 7330-7337 (2010).

Monitoring the organic matter properties in a combined anaerobic/aerobic full-scale municipal source-separated waste treatment plant. Pognani, M., Barrena, R., Font, X., Scaglia, B., Adani, F., Sánchez, A. Bioresource Technology. 101, 17, 6873-6877 (2010).

Effects of compost stability and contaminant concentration on the bioremediation of PAHs contaminated soil through composting. Sayara, M. Sarrà, M., Sánchez, A.  Journal of Hazardous Materials. 179, 1-3, 999-1006 (2010).

Anaerobic degradation of PAHs in soil: impacts of concentration and amendment stability on the PAHs degradation and biogas production. Sayara, T. Pognani, M. Sarrà, M., Sánchez, A. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 64, 4, 286-292 (2010).

The use of life cycle assessment for the comparison of biowaste composting at home and full scale. Martínez-Blanco, J., Colón J., Gabarrell, X., Font, X., Sánchez, A., Artola, A., Rieradevall, J. Waste Management. 30, 983-994 (2010).

Possibilities of composting disposable diapers with municipal solid wastes. Colón, J., Ruggieri, L., González, A., Puig, P., Sánchez, A. Waste Management and Research. 29, 3, 249-259 (2010).

Environmental assessment of home composting. Colón, J., Martínez-Blanco, J., Gabarrell, X., Artola, A., Sánchez, A., Rieradevall, J., Font, X. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 54, 11, 893-904, (2010).

Long term operation of a thermophilic anaerobic reactor: Process stability and efficiency at decreasing sludge retention time. Ferrer, I., Vázquez, F. i Font, X.

Bioresource Technology. 101, 9, 2972-2980 (2009).

The effect of storage and mechanical pretreatment on the biological stability of municipal solid wastes. Ponsá, S., Gea, T. i Sánchez, A. Waste Management. 30, 3, 441-445 (2010).

Optimization and enhancement of soil bioremediation by composting using the experimental design technique. Sayara, T., Sarrà. M., Sánchez, A. Biodegradation. 21, 3, 345-356 (2010).

Different indices to express biodegradability in organic solid wastes. Ponsá, S., Gea, T., Sánchez, A. Journal of Environmental Quality. 39, 706-712 (2010).

Preliminary screening of co-substrates for bioremediation of pyrene-contaminated soil through composting. Sayara, T., Sarrà. M., Sánchez, A. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 117, 2-3, 1695-1698 (2009).

A methodology to determine gaseous emissions in a composting plant.

Cadena, E., Colón, J., Sánchez, A., Font X. i Artola, A. Waste Management. 29, 11, 2799-2807 (2009).

A Review of Fundamentals in selecting Input and Output Variables for Composting Process Automatic Controllers. Papadimitriou, E.K., Bidlingmaier, W. i Gea, T. Compost Science and Utilization. 18, 6-21 (2010).

Enhancement of Thermophilic Anaerobic Sludge Digestion by 70ºC Pre-Treatment: Energy Considerations Ferrer, I., Serrano, E., Ponsa, S., Vázquez, F. i Font, X. Journal of Residuals Science and Technology. 6, 1, 11-18 (2009).

Factors affecting air pycnometer performance for its use in the composting process.  Ruggieri, L., Gea, T., Artola, A. i Sánchez, A. Compost Science and Utilization. 17, 4, 266-275 (2009).

Environmental impact of two aerobic composting technologies using Life Cycle Assessment Cadena, E., Colón, J., Artola, A., Sánchez, A. i Font, X. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 14, 5, 401-410 (2009).

Discussion: Test methods to aid in the evaluation of the diversion of biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) from landfill. Sánchez, A. Waste Management. 29, 8, 2306-2307 (2009).

Composting of dewatered wastewater sludge with various ratios of pruning waste used as a bulking agent and monitored by respirometer. Ponsá, S., Pagans, E. i Sánchez, A. Biosystems Engineering. 102, 4, 433-443 (2009).

Performance of an industrial biofilter from a composting plant in the removal of ammonia and VOCs after material replacement. Colón, J., Martínez-Blanco, J., Gabarrell X., Rieradevall, J., Font, X., Artola, A. i Sánchez, A. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology. 84, 8, 1111-1117 (2009).

Air filled porosity measurements by air pycnometry in the composting process: a review and a correlation analysis. Ruggieri, L., Gea, T., Artola, A. i Sánchez, A. Bioresource Technology. 100, 10, 2655-2666 (2009).

Recovery of organic wastes in the Spanish wine industry. Technical, economic and environmental analyses of the composting process. Ruggieri, L., Cadena, E., Martínez-Blanco, J., Gasol, C.M., Rieradevall, J., Gabarrell, X., Gea, T., Sort, X. i Sánchez, A. Journal of Cleaner Production. 17, 9, 830-838 (2009).

In search of a reliable technique for the determination of the biological stability of the organic matter in the mechanical-biological treated waste. Barrena, R., d’Imporzano, G., Ponsá, S., Gea, T., Artola, A., Vázquez, F., Sánchez, A. i Adani, F. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 162, 2-3, 1065–1072 (2009).

The use of composting for the treatment of animal by-products: experiments at lab scale. Barrena, R., Artola, A., Vázquez, F. i Sánchez, A. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 161, 1, 380-386 (2009).

Biodegradation of animal fats in a co-composting process with wastewater sludge. Ruggieri, L., Artola, A., Gea, T. i Sánchez, A. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 62, 3, 297-303 (2008).

Perspectives and problems in sustainable development. Sánchez, A. Problems of Sustainable Development. 3, 2, 21-23 (2008).

Comparison of aerobic and anaerobic stability indices through a MSW biological treatment process. Ponsá, S., Gea, T., Alerm, L., Cerezo, J. i Sánchez, A. Waste Management. 28, 12, 2735–2742 (2008).

Optimization of the hydrolytic-acidogenic anaerobic digestion stage (55ºC) of sewage sludge: influence of pH and solid content. Ponsá, S., Ferrer, I., Vázquez, F. i Font, X. Water Research. 42, 14, 3972-3980 (2008).

Increasing biogas production by thermal (70ºC) sludge pre-treatment prior to thermophilic anaerobic digestion. Ferrer, I., Ponsá, S., Vázquez, F. i Font, X. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 42, 2, 186-192 (2008).

Performance of different systems for the composting of the source-selected organic fraction of municipal solid waste. Ruggieri, L., Gea, T., Mompeó, M., Sayara, T. i Sánchez, A. Biosystems Engineering. 101, 1, 78-86 (2008).

Levels of ATP in different organic wastes under composting conditions. Montes, J.A. i Sánchez, A. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. 83, 9, 1226-1229 (2008).

Influence of co-substrates of different biochemical composition on raw sludge co-composting. Ruggieri, L., Gea, T., Artola, A. i Sánchez, A. Biodegradation. 19, 3, 403-415 (2008).

Dehydrogenase activity as a method for monitoring the composting process. Barrena, R., Vázquez, F. i Sánchez, A. Bioresource Technology. 99, 4, 905-908 (2008).

Coupling Composting and Biofiltration for Ammonia and Volatile Organic Compounds Removal. Pagans, E., Font, X. i Sánchez, A. Biosystems Engineering. 97, 4, 491-500 (2007).

Effects of thermal and mechanical pretreatments of secondary sludge on biogas production under thermophilic conditions. Climent, M., Ferrer, I., Baeza, M., Artola, A.,Vázquez, F. i Font, X. Chemical Engineering Journal, 133, 1-3, 335-342 (2007).

Optimal Bulking Agent Particle Size and Usage for Heat Retention and Disinfection in Domestic Wastewater Sludge Composting. Gea, T., Barrena, R., Artola, A. i Sánchez, A. Waste Management. 27, 9, 1108-1116 (2007).

Co-composting of hair waste from the tanning industry with de-inking and municipal wastewater sludges. Barrena, R., Pagans, E., Artola, A., Vázquez, F. i Sánchez, A. Biodegradation. 18, 3, 257-268 (2007).

Adsorption, absorption and biological degradation of ammonia in different biofilter organic media. Pagans, E., Font, X. i Sánchez, A. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 97, 3, 515-525 (2007).

Discussion: A kinetic analysis of solid waste composting at optimal conditions. Sánchez, A. Waste Management. 27, 6, 854-855 (2007).

Full-Scale Co-Composting of Hair Wastes from the Leather Manufacturing Industry and Sewage Sludge. Barrena, R., Pagans, E., Vázquez, F., Artola, A. i Sánchez, A. Compost Science and Utilization. 15, 1, 16-21 (2007).

Co-composting of sewage sludge:fats mixtures and characteristics of the lipases involved. Gea, T., Ferrer, P., Alvaro, G., Valero, F., Artola, A. i Sánchez, A. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 33, 3, 275-283 (2007).

Use of Fenton reaction for the treatment of leachate from composting of different wastes. Trujillo, D., Font, X. i Sánchez, A. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 138, 1, 201-204 (2006).

Prediction of temperature and thermal inertia effect in the maturation stage and stockpiling of a large composting mass. Barrena, R., Cánovas, C. i Sánchez, A. Waste Management. 26, 9, 953-959 (2006).

Emission of volatile organic compounds from composting of different solid wastes. Abatement by biofiltration. Pagans, E., Font, X. i Sánchez, A. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 131, 1-3, 179-186 (2006).

Ammonia emissions from the composting of different organic wastes. Dependency on process temperature. Pagans, E., Barrena, R., Font, X. i Sánchez, A. Chemosphere. 62, 9, 1534-1542 (2006).

Effect of inoculation dosing on the composting of source-selected organic fraction of municipal solid wastes. Barrena, R., Pagans, E., Faltys, G. i Sánchez, A. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology. 81, 3, 420-425 (2006).

The Use of Respiration Indices in the Composting Process: A Review. Barrena, R.,  ázquez, F. i Sánchez, A.Waste Management and Research. 24, 1, 37-47 (2006).

Anaerobic co-digestion of a simulated organic fraction of municipal solid wastes and fats of animal and vegetable origin. Fernández, A., Sánchez, A. i Font, X. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 26, 1, 22-28 (2005).

Biofiltration for ammonia removal from composting exhaust gases. Pagans, E., Font, X. i Sánchez, A. Chemical Engineering Journal. 113, 2-3, 105-110 (2005).

Composting of Residuals Produced in the Catalan Wine Industry. Gea, T., Artola, A., Sort, X. i Sánchez, A. Compost Science and Utilization. 13, 2, 168-174 (2005).

Respirometric Assays at Fixed and Process Temperatures to Monitor Composting Process. Barrena, R., Vázquez, F., Gordillo, M.A., Gea, T. i Sánchez, A. Bioresource Technology. 96, 10, 1153-1159 (2005).

Composting of De-inking Sludge from the Recycled Paper Manufacturing Industry. Gea, T., Artola, A. i Sánchez, A. Bioresource Technology. 96, 10, 1161-1167 (2005).

Monitoring the Biological Activity of the Composting Process: Oxygen Uptake Rate (OUR), Respirometric Index (RI) and Respiratory Quotient (RQ).  Gea, T., Barrena, R., Artola, A. i Sánchez, A. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 88, 4, 520-527 (2004).

Application of Experimental Design Technique to the Optimization of Bench-scale Composting Conditions of Municipal Raw Sludge. Gea, T., Artola, A. i Sánchez, A. Compost Science and Utilization. 11, 4, 321-329 (2003).