Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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Solid and Hazardous Waste Research

The new Compost Reactor for controlled experiments to develop new compost products has been installed and is currently operating in the New Engineering Building.


The operator selects the desired operating temperature and Oxymax-C regulates the air flow in accordance with the demand of the composting material to maintain the set-point. An additional temperature control system tracks the compost performance and regulates the operating temperature of a water jacket that surrounds the composting reactor. The jacket temperature tracks the compost temperature to maintain an iso-thermal environment. Temperature controlling activities take place while Oxymax-C makes periodic measurements of the respirometric performance of the composting material.


Dr. Jones will be leading a research team of students to develop and characterize the compost bioproducts for specific applications.

Compost Reactor

Oxymax-C Compost Reactor - Adiabatic Chamber (Columbus Instruments).


Compost bioproducts are being characterized with our new FT-IR bench system and Continuum Microscope.

This page was last updated on: June 11, 2014