Sustainable Green Waste Recovery

Objectives

  1. Recycle and treat green waste from harsh and saline environments (high in lignocellulose and sodium etc.) in a sustainable way by transforming it into valuable products and compost that can be beneficially used for agriculture horticulture, erosion control, and many other purposes.
  2. Test several mixtures composting based on the available vegetation.
  3. Optimize the composting conditions in the arid environment to produce good quality compost by controlling the feedstock's physical-chemical characteristics.
  4. Optimize the composting conditions by adding co-substrates and the pre-treatment of GW.
  5. Improve the quality of the final product by adding nutrient elements and/or beneficial microorganisms.

Experiment Details

Starting date: 2020 and 2021

Field Variables:

  • Thirty-six small units for composting are divided into two sub-plots.
  • Two different water quantities for each subplot
  • Six different mixtures of available feedstock and proportion
  • Two replications