Estimation of Nitrogen and Carbon Loss During Composting Process of Olive Tree Lops and Contribution to Greenhouse Effect

N.D. Charisiou, M.A. Goula & V.G. Papadakis
The basic objective of the study was to quantify nitrogen and carbon loss during composting in order to understand the process and reduce potential adverse environmental impacts. Nitrogen and carbon loss was determined by the difference between the amounts at the beginning and at the end of the composting. It was observed that all materials were characterized by a reduction of C from 35 to 65%. The reduction of N was much higher than C...