Proliferation of Microorganisms in Compost by Addition of Bamboo Charcoals

Tom Miles

Proliferation of Microorganisms in Compost by Addition of Bamboo Charcoals
Shuji Yoshizawa, Michio Ohata, Satoko Tanaka, ACER News vol 2 June 2005
Asian Center for Environmental Research (ACER), Meisei University, Japan
http://acer.meisei-u.ac.jp

In Japan, charcoal and compost of biomass waste have been used for a long time as soil improvers in farms. Wood and bamboo charcoals have pores of several microns or several ten microns which are suitable for microorganisms grown for composting the biomass waste.

We prepared various charcoals made from bamboos, concrete frame wastes, corn-cobs and bean-curd refuse carbonized at 600 . 700