Overview: The Solvita compost maturity test is a unique procedure using two test probes to simultaneously measure CO2 and NH3, the two most prominent gases indicating activity and stability of compost.
This test is widely-recognized worldwide for validating compost maturity.
Application: This easy-to-use application requires a small sample placed in the incubation jars and the results are read after 4-hrs of exposure. The basic kit offers a Solvita color chart to determine the level of activity from which a Maturity Index is calculated using guidelines provided in the manual.
Note: For more accurate readings and uploading into computer files, we recommend the Solvita Digital Color Reader (DCR).
Contents: Included in the test kit package are:
- Incubation jars, lids and gas-tight gaskets
- 6 High-CO2 detector probes
- 6 Ammonia detector probes
- Color Chart for reading CO2 and NH3 results
- Instruction Manual with interpretation guide
Refills: Additional probes and jars are available in varying quantities to refill the kit.