Why is hot composting faster?
12 January 2012 | HOTBIN Composting
Hot composting takes less time due to a universal law of nature which defines how fast chemical and biological reactions occur.
What is this law?
What does it mean in terms of speed?
With like for like material and other conditions; a heap at 60°c composts x32 times faster than a heap at 10°C ambient (ie UK annual average). A rough approximation: it if takes 12 months in a 'cold' heap, then it would take 12 days in a 'hot' heap.
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