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Novel on-line composting monitoring system

Objective

Composting represents a sustainable solution for the treatment of organic waste, whatever its origin, however the economic returns of composting could be increased by improving the quality of the final product. The starting waste material from farms is more homogeneous and has a higher percentage of organic waste than household recycled waste. To this end, the final quality of the compost could be sufficiently high for use as a fertilizer not only on the farm where it has been produced, but also for its commercialisation. To achieve this, the production process needs to be well controlled. While the main biological and chemical parameters affecting the composting process are well known, the technological solutions available for monitoring and controlling the process are very limited. The present COMPO-BALL project will develop an on-line wireless system for the measurement of temperature and humidity at various points in the composting material. The proposed solution consists of a set of independent sensor nodes, i.e. the nodes will not require any external connections to feed or read the sensors, and which will be encapsulated in an inert material. COMPO-BALL could also be used in other types of composting processes whereby the starting material is quite homogeneous, as is the case with sewage for example, as well as for any other biological process where monitoring is essential, i.e. grain fermentation. Furthermore, we envisage this novel system as a starting point to extend this organic composting monitoring technology to monitoring the composting of household recycled waste. This would allow for a higher economic return, and smaller composting plants could be considered. Smaller composting plants could be located closer to the urban nucleus, which would reduce transport costs.
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Coordinator

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

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Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 67 209,52

Administrative Contact

Colm Digby (Mr.)

Participants (16)

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EUROPEAN COMPOST NETWORK ECN EV*

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 364 351

KOMPOSTGUETEVERBAND OESTERREICH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 61 287

CZ BIOM - CESKE SDRUZENI PRO BIOMASU

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 177 345

ASSOCIACIO PER A LA DEFENSA DELS INTERESSOS DE LES ENTITATS DEDICADES A LES PLANTES DE COMPOSTATGE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 52 173

MAGYAR MINOSEGI KOMPOSZT TARSASAG EGYESULETET

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 202 568

Branche Vereniging Organische Reststoffen

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 268 257

SOLUM AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 124 180

KOMTEK Solutions ApS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 113 701,48

CONSELLERIA DE MEDI AMBIENT I HABITATGE - GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA

Spain

PROFIKOMP KOERNYEZETVEDLMI, KERESKEDELMI ES SZOLGALTATO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 100 432

MULLER ABFALLPROJEKTE GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 103 869

GOKSER MAKINA SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 67 460

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 14 606

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 17 601

CRE Composting Association of Ireland Teoranta

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 143 831

AGENCIA DE RESIDUS DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 73 949

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 243625

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2010

  • End date

    31 January 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 583 570,70

  • EU contribution

    € 1 952 820

Coordinated by:

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

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