MSW compost (#1527)

MaterialMSW compost
Classification ECN Phyllis classification ▸ organic residue/product ▸ organic domestic waste ▸ humus from digested MSW
NTA 8003 classification ▸ [600] organisch afval uit huishoudens & bedrijven ▸ [610] GFT
Submitter organisationECN (Netherlands)
Submission date1999-07-08
RemarksMSW compost from the Scio (vicenza) plant from the composting of the organic fraction of unseparated MSW, selected mechanically at the plant.
LiteratureF. Pinamonti, G. Stringari, F. Gasperi and G. Zorzi: The use of compost: its effect on heavy metal levels in soil and plants. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 21, 129-143 (1997).


Property Unit Value Std dev Det lim Lab Date Method Remarks
ar dry daf

Fuel Properties

Proximate Analysis

Moisture content wt% 34.30
Ash content wt% 32.98 50.20

Ultimate Analysis

Carbon wt% 13.60 20.70 41.57 Measured
Nitrogen wt% 0.83 1.27 2.55 Measured
Total (with halides) wt% 81.72 72.17 44.12 Calculated

Chemical Analyses

Major elements

Potassium (K) mg/kg (dry) 2 698.0 Measured
Phosphorus (P) mg/kg (dry) 3 142.0 Measured

Minor elements

Cadmium (Cd) mg/kg (dry) 3.2 Measured
Chromium (Cr) mg/kg (dry) 296.0 Measured
Copper (Cu) mg/kg (dry) 437.0 Measured
Nickel (Ni) mg/kg (dry) 140.0 Measured
Lead (Pb) mg/kg (dry) 652.0 Measured
Zinc (Zn) mg/kg (dry) 1 228.0 Measured