Study of poultry carcass biodegradation through the Composting process in closed discontinuous digesters

ABSTRACT The study on poultry carcasses’ biodegradation through composting in closed discontinuous digesters enabled the evaluation of composting as an alternative for the treatment of solid waste generated on farms. The study began with the characterization of the waste that would be used in the process and went through the analysis and monitoring of the identified parameters to evaluate the composting process inside the digester. The composting was found satisfactory at the end of the process, and all carcasses were totally degraded and did not present any environmental risks.