Assessing the performance of bio compost as soil media in extensive green roof

Ming Fai Chow, Ahmad Aiman Bin Ahmad Azlan

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Abstract

Composted green waste is a recycled material which can be produced locally, adding value to the environmental credentials of a green roof system. As the organic component of green roof growing media, composted green waste can contribute positively to the physical requirements as well as improve environmental performance. In addition it can contain nutrients for plant growth and survival. These will not typically be provided by an inert inorganic substrate and will help establish vegetation. This study is aimed to investigate the performance of bio compost as soil media in extensive green roof with respect to different composition. Runoff were tested for total suspended solids (TS), turbidity, chemical oxygen demand (COD), pH, and color measurements. The results showed that 50% of bio compost in soil media has the best performance in term of plant growth and runoff quality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd Global Congress on Construction, Material and Structural Engineering 2019, GCoMSE 2019
PublisherIOP Publishing
Volume713
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventGlobal Congress on Construction, Material and Structural Engineering 2019 - Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 26 Aug 201927 Aug 2019
Conference number: 2nd
https://iopscience.iop.org/issue/1757-899X/713/1 (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
PublisherIOP Publishing
ISSN (Print)1757-8981

Conference

ConferenceGlobal Congress on Construction, Material and Structural Engineering 2019
Abbreviated titleGCoMSE 2019
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityMelaka
Period26/08/1927/08/19
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