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Is anyone familiar with a "benchtest" being done on the various
currently available composting procedural methodologies in which they
were compared on a side by side basis as to total energy input, capital
input, materials, labor, and then a similar lab analysis done on the
resultant end product of each process to determine structure, fertility,
etc.. I have heard some say that there is no need comparing the waste
processes for composting..., because "they" are only trying to compact
waste,... with the agricultural composting processes. Nonsense! There is
no reason that municipal or industrial wastes should not be geared to
the same valuable end. Likewise, I have seen and heard a great many
claims and assertions as to what is the best process, what produces the
best end product, etc...much of which seems to be geared to selling
systems, supplies or compost due to clever acronyms or exclusive
processes. Has anyone actually tested these scientifically? Whether
in-vessel systems that take all organic and non organic materials, or in
vessel that separate and grind, or aerobic, or anerobic, or static pile,
or static pile forced air, or windrow, or windrowed, or windrowed and
innoculated and moistened and covered and blended and clayed and
mineraled, or scattered smotherd and covered....I am interested in
actual input, efficiency, and the true quality of the end product. The
waste is not going away and I personally do not believe that agriculture
and waste processing must, should, or need to be separate processes,
markets, or systems....YOUR THOUGHTS?    
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