Municipal solid waste composting
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Municipal solid waste composting technologies, health effects, effects on plant growth and yield, regulations, and descriptions of U.S. sites by Cynthia C. Curtis

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Published by University of Illinois Centre for Solid Waste Management and Research, Office of Technology Transfer in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English


  • Solid waste disposal -- United States.,
  • Composting -- Waste disposal -- United States.,
  • Composting -- Environmental aspects -- United States.,
  • Municipal waste -- United States.

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StatementCynthia C. Curtis, Gary R. Brenniman, William H. Hallenbeck.
SeriesOTT -- 9
ContributionsBrenniman, Gary R., Hallenbeck, William H., University of Illinois at Chicago., University of Illinois at Chicago. Centre for Solid Waste Management and Research. Office of Technology Transfer.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii,79p. :
Number of Pages79
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20503973M

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