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Table 2 The physical characteristics of compost treatments (MSW alone & with organic additives)

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

Treatments Physical characteristics of the compost treatments
T (°C) MC (%) BD (g/cm3) EC (mS/cm)
T1 (control) 32.0 ± 1.0a 37.0 ± 1.1b 0.61 ± 0.02c 3.3 ± 0.3b
T2 28.3 ± 1.2b 45.1 ± 1.1a 0.45 ± 0.03b 4.4 ± 0.2a
T3 28.7 ± 0.6b 44.7 ± 0.6a 0.44 ± 0.02b 4.3 ± 0.2a
T4 27.3 ± 0.6bc 45.0 ± 0.9a 0.43 ± 0.03b 4.5 ± 0.3a
T5 26.4 ± 1.0c 45.5 ± 1.3a 0.36 ± 0.04a 4.6 ± 0.2a
Overall mean 28.6 ± 2.1 43.4 ± 3.4 0.48 ± 0.1 4.2 ± 0.5
  1. T temperature, MC moisture content, BD bulk density, EC electrical conductivity
  2. Mean values with different letters (a, b, c) among the treatments are significantly different from each other (p < 0.05)