The FP7 project COMPOBALL develops an on-line wireless system called “SensoBall” for the measurement of temperature and moisture at various points in the composting material. The proposed solution consists of a set of independent sensor nodes.
The 3-year research project is funded by the European Commission and brings together 16 partners from 9 European countries. The aim is to bring affordable wireless composting-sensors to the European composting industry.
Composting is nature’s way of recycling organic waste into valuable fertiliser. It is a natural biological process in which microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi break down organic matter. Since approximately 45-55% of the waste stream is organic matter, composting plays a significant role in today’s waste treatment.
Haps, the Netherlands
This video shows a composting plant where SENSOBALL balls are being tested.
System Ready for the industry
In January 2013, the project consortium held several demonstrations to the industry.
Media Demo Session
After 3 years of research and development, the novel onâ€line composting monitoring system was successfully developed.Â The COMPOBALLÂ system will be presented to journalists and media in a demonstration due to Torrelles de Llobregat (Barcelona, Spain) plant. Please send an email to nllansana[at]iris.cat to register to this event.read more