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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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
Article number012012
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 03 Jan 2020
Event2nd Global Congress on Construction, Material and Structural Engineering 2019, GCoMSE 2019 - Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 26 Aug 201927 Aug 2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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