Advanced Compost Engineering
Applications range from backyard to farm to industrial scales. A current thrust is the development of an engineering design model based on physical, chemical, and biological processes, using computational fluid dynamics and 3-D visualization tools.
Larger scale experimentation occurs at the campus Organic Materials Processing and Education Center as well the Penn State Mushroom Research Facility (below).
Pilot-scale Composting Bioreactor
Mushroom Substrate Composting Facility