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Human Biodegradable Waste

Human Biodegradable Waste

Composting, aerobic digestion, anaerobic digestion, or other similar processes can break down organic matter in trash into carbon dioxide, water, methane, or simple organic molecules by microorganisms and other living things. It also contains some inorganic components that can be degraded by microorganisms in waste treatment. Gypsum and its derivatives, such as plasterboard, and other simple organic sulphates, for example, can breakdown under anaerobic land-fill conditions to produce hydrogen sulphide. The definition of biodegradable waste in domestic waste collection may be reduced to only those degradable wastes that can be handled at local waste disposal facilities. When biodegradable waste is not adequately managed, it can have a significant impact on climate change, particularly through methane emissions from landfill gas produced by anaerobic fermentation. Reducing the amount of trash created, such as through food waste reduction, is another way to lessen the impact. Microbes may easily decompose this form of trash. It primarily consists of kitchen waste (spoiled food, fruits, and vegetables), ash, soil, faeces, plant pieces, and so on. This material is mostly organic and is referred to as “wet solid waste” or “wet garbage.”

  • Sources
  • Collection And Processing
  • Climate Change Impacts
  • Landfill Gas
  • Methane Emissions
Committee Members
Speaker at Recycling and Waste Management 2023 - Adele Muscolo

Adele Muscolo

University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Speaker at Recycling and Waste Management 2023 - Adekunle Oke

Adekunle Oke

Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
Speaker at Recycling and Waste Management 2023 - Issam Khatib

Issam Khatib

Birzeit University, Palestine
Recycling 2023 Speakers
Speaker at Recycling and Waste Management 2023 - Ellen Cristine Giese

Ellen Cristine Giese

Centro de Tecnologia Mineral, Brazil
Speaker at Recycling and Waste Management 2023 - Aparna Gunjal

Aparna Gunjal

Dr. D. Y. Patil, Arts, Commerce & Science College, India
Speaker at Recycling and Waste Management 2023 - Mohamed Abdennouri

Mohamed Abdennouri

Sultan Moulay Slimane University of Beni Mellal, Morocco
Speaker at Recycling and Waste Management 2023 - Jin Woo Yi

Jin Woo Yi

Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), Korea, Republic of

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