Rotting Prevention by CaO in RDF Production
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The rotting of municipal solid waste is one hazard in the RDF production process. In this study, the effect of CaO addition on rotting prevention is experimentally examined.<BR>A mixture of soybean protein and distilled water was used as the model refuse. <I>Escherichia coli</I> was adopted as a rotting indicator. CaO powder was uniformly added to the model refuse, and the changes of pH and cell number were measured.<BR>The rotting was prevented by CaO addition because CaO addition made the alkalinity in the sample higher. The effect of CaO addition on rotting prevention depends on moisture content.
- JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING OF JAPAN
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING OF JAPAN 31(5), 846-847, 1998-10
The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan