Talk:In-vessel composting

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The content of this page contains a number of opinions/unverified claims about in-vessel composting vs outdoor composting. I have removed them for the time being, but will place them here in case they turn out to be useful or verifiable at some point. Jeschel 23:09, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

(deleted the saved materials as the link included has gone 404, and yes, the claims/opinions don't belong in this topic - also they were breaking this talk page, I hate side scrolls)Red58bill (talk) 05:17, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

In vessel composting has a different connotation to indoor composting. This should be separate subjects. In vessel composting is composting in an enclosed container as opposed to windrow composting which occurs in a longditudinal pile that is turned periodically. Both windrow composting and invessel composting can occur indoors. A third variety of composting is tunnel composting. This page is clearly misleading and pointers to invessel composting should not go to indoor composting. Please contact me with any queries --Alex 09:16, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Hi Alex, I agree with your comments. Go ahead and replace the redirect at In-vessel composting with new material specific to in-vessel composting and expand this article with your knowledge of the other types. There are a few pages that point to in-vessel that should likely point here. Happy editing. -- cmh 20:34, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
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complete rewrite to reflect the generality of the topic, of which there are a number of subsets with their own articles that need only be referred to - "tunnel", "covered static pile", "windrow" "container", "industrial", "indoor" are better dealt with elsewhere .... added pictures Red58bill (talk) 05:17, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

I agree. This page needs a lot of work. In-vessel composting doesn't only apply to "industrial" processing of wastes - it may also be used for household or institutional wastes, such as with school cafeterias, etc. I wouldn't really consider that "industrial." Also, I think that there should be some relationship to bokashi in this article, as bokashi is a type of anaerobic composting system that is done in an enclosed container. I feel that this article is missing that connection. A "vessel" is just a container. Therefore, "in-vessel composting" should refer to containerized composting. I think that there is a lot of confusion here with the discussion of the aerobic aspect of composting and the use of biofilters. Those can be done with a negative aerated static pile system just as well as an in-vessel system. I will try to add my knowledge, including references to this article when I get a chance. ~ * ~ Blue Electric Storm ~ * ~ (talk) 01:47, 15 January 2013 (UTC)