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International Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 627930, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/627930
Research Article

Energy from Waste: Reuse of Compost Heat as a Source of Renewable Energy

School of Engineering, Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, University of Edinburgh, William Rankine Building, The King's Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JL, UK

Received 10 December 2009; Accepted 14 April 2010

Academic Editor: Michael K. Danquah

Copyright © 2010 G. Irvine et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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