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Solid Waste Recycling and Processing, 2nd Edition by Marc J. Rogoff

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Glossary

Aeration The process of exposing bulk material, such as compost, to air.

Aerobic A biochemical process or condition occurring in the presence of oxygen.

Anaerobic A biochemical process or condition occurring in the absence of oxygen.

Anaerobic Digestion The controlled biological breakdown of biodegradable organic matter in the absence of oxygen.

Baler A machine used to compress recyclables into bundles to reduce volume.

Biodegradable Materials Waste material which is capable of being broken down by microorganisms into simple, stable compounds such as carbon dioxide and water. Most organic wastes such as food remains and paper are biodegradable.

Biogas A gas produced through anaerobic digestion and is primarily composed of methane and ...

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