BIOCYCLE WEST COAST 16 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE San Diego, CA April 4-7, 2016
Tuesday, April 5, 4:15-6:00 PM Track 2: Measurement Tools (Pacific Salon Two)
Food Waste Estimation Modeling Using Census Data
Geoff Hill, Director of Consulting Services, Engineered Compost Systems
This presentation will highlight a Census database method which can accurately predict food waste diversion in any County and City in the USA down to the level of key sectors and generator size classes. With this data in hand, the selection of appropriate pre-processing and composting/digesting infrastructure can be planned to match the influx of food waste through time.
Wednesday, April 6, 4:00-6:00 PM Track 1: BMPs, Odor and Air Emissions Control (Pacific Salon One)
Cost-Effective Air Emissions Test Methods to Reflect Composting Process Variability
Tim O’Neill, President, Engineered Compost Systems
Odor emissions can make or break the viability of a composting facility; presumably, considerable value would be obtained if odors were measured frequently, used as a Key Performance Indicator, and could be related directly to the process and Best Management Practices employed. In practice many operators do not have confidence in odor measurements and they are not widely used due to concerns with cost and accuracy.