Geoffrey Hill

Geoffrey Hill

Geoffrey Hill

Workshop Instructor | Engineered Compost Systems

Seattle, WA | geoffh@compostsystems.com

Geoff leads the development and delivery of ECS technical service offerings. Geoff has worked with ECS since 2015. His prior work included GM for Harvest Power in Vancouver and independent waste consulting. His PhD work focused on pathogens and compost inhibition.

Presentation Title: WORKSHOP 2 (FULL DAY): Compost Odor Emissions and Process Efficiency – Connecting the Science to the Practice

Time: Monday, January 28, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Workshop Summary: In this class we will present how composting biology responds to process conditions inside the pile, and what operators can do to make it better. This will include a not-too-technical discussion of research findings and mechanisms. We’ll then review what is meant by BMP compliance, and how the range of BMP compliance impacts the biology. This will include actual data from operating composting facilities. We’ll then talk about how operations and facility design contribute to BMP compliance. Finally, we’ll look at the economics of BMP compliance and discuss how to determine the right level of BMP compliance for specific composting facilities. The class includes an afternoon session where participants can problems or issues in ahead of time and Tim and Geoff will discuss solutions with the whole class.