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Table 1 Physico-chemical characteristics of fresh compost material

From: Evaluation of compost quality from municipal solid waste integrated with organic additive in Mizan–Aman town, Southwest Ethiopia

Types of raw material Physico-chemical characteristics of the fresh composting materials
MC (%) BD (g/cm3) pH EC (mS/cm) OM (%) TN (%) P (ppm) C: N
MSW 49 ± 3.4 0.28 ± 0.004 6.9 ± 0.8 4.1 ± 0.5 76.7 ± 3.5 1.7 ± 0.2 992 ± 10 26.2 ± 1.6
Coffee pulp 59 ± 4.2 0.13 ± 0.003 8.9 ± 1.4 4.0 ± 0.4 88.6 ± 2.4 2.7 ± 0.2 1360 ± 15 19.0 ± 2.3
Millettia ferruginea L. 54.9 ± 4.0 0.17 ± 0.005 6.2 ± 1.0 3.9 ± 0.4 81.4 ± 4.5 3.9 ± 0.3 1860 ± 13 12.1 ± 1.3
Forest soil 25.8 + 1.9 0.45 + 0.005 6.0 + 1.3 0.23 + 0.05 6.6 + 1.2 0.3 + 0.03 88.2 + 2.1 12.8 + 1.0
Top soil for pot media 13.5 + 2.1 0.56 + 0.004 5.0 + 1.4 0.18 + 0.05 4.1 + 0.9 0.19 + 0.05 45 + 1.9 12.5 + 1.3
  1. MC moisture content, BD bulky density, EC (mS/cm), OM organic matter, TN total nitrogen, P phosphorous, C:N carbon to nitrogen ratio