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Table 1 Amount (dry weight) and elemental composition of bulk compost and bio-polymer at initial and final experimental time

From: Decomposition of bio-degradable plastic polymer in a real on-farm composting process

  Dry w. (kg) C (%) N (%) H (%) C/N H/C
Compost
 t0 3.22 (0.01) 23.3 (0.8) 1.97 (0.06) 4.22 (0.04) 13.8 (0.09) 2.2 (0.06)
 Test A 1.61 (0.06) 26.7 (0.9) 2.13 (0.10) 3.95 (0.33) 14.6 (0.64) 1.8 (0.10)
 Test B 1.78 (0.25) 27.2 (0.9) 2.20 (0.06) 4.04 (0.08) 14.4 (0.37) 1.8 (0.07)
 Test C 1.78 (0.09) 26.7 (0.9) 2.00 (0.10) 4.05 (0.09) 15.5 (0.50) 1.8 (0.06)
Bio-polymer
 t0 0.05/0.1 57.8 (2.25) 0.28 (0.14) 6.80 (0.13) ND 1.41 (0.03)
 Test B ND 55.5 (2.04) 0.41 (0.12) 6.24 (0.08) ND 1.35 (0.05)
 Test C ND 54.8 (1.69) 0.30 (0.09) 6.12 (0.15) ND 1.35 (0.03)
  1. ND not detectable