Workshop Instructor | Engineered Compost System
Tim is president and founder of ECS. He has worked as an entrepreneur providing technology and consulting to the compost industry since 1993. He enjoys the broad range of challenges and never-ending opportunities to learn that industry provides. He is a recognized expert in compost aeration and control, regulatory compliance, process control and monitoring technology, odor control, feedstock preparation and material handling.
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.