Journal of
Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences

  • Abbreviation: J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9820
  • DOI: 10.5897/JTEHS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 212

Full Length Research Paper

Design of pilot device for municipal solid waste composting

Hua Li1,Xianlai Zeng2*, Qina Sun2, Baoquan Huo2, Changyong Jing2, Hongfen Wang2 and Liyun Wang2
1. Hainan Research Institute of Construction Project Planning and Design, Haikou, 570203 China 2. Department of Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management College of China, Qinhuangdao, 066004 China
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 10 May 2011
  •  Published: 31 July 2011


A mathematical model was developed for static composting process of municipal solid waste (MSW) based on the thermodynamics, kinetics of microbial growth, and hydrodynamics. A pilot scale aerobic ferment device was designed without leachate and malodor discharging. Its reasonable size, leachate collecting and recycling system, air distributing, and malodor recycling system were determined by the model and local conditions. The device was of great significance to study the theory, optimize composting parameters, and to instruct the designing of full scale device in the future.


Key words: Municipal solid waste (MSW), aerobic composting, experiment device, design, leachate, malodor