In reality, the major rate limiting factors on the complex set of compost oxidation reactions executed by near countless numbers and species of bacteria and other micro-organisms are as follows (and these cannot be cheated by applying fairy dust to the surface, unless you believe anti-aging cream can make a human live forever/significantly longer):
Increasing decomposition rate from 0C up to 60C with reduction in decomposition rate beyond 65-70C (due to reduced oxygen solubility in water and other factors like ammonia inhibition etc). Severe rate limitation beyond 80C.
A proper aeration design is needed to ensure >90% of the compost on a pad is uniformly temperature controlled, and ideally controlled dynamically with temperature feedback, preventing overheating and over cooling.
At 60C and 5% oxygen measured in the pile with a probe, the process is largely anaerobic and well inhibited (~1ppm O2 – see link below). This is a very common place for windows or generic ASPs to operate at. This is also a fully inhibited, slow moving and smelly place to operate (fairy dust or not)
ECS designs all systems to operate with 3-6ppm O2 for >90% of the primary and secondary processing time. This requires a skookum (Canadian slang for excellent) aeration delivery and aeration floor system). This is the #1 way to ensure the fastest decomposition (whilst paying attention to a BMP mix and all the other potential rate inhibitor possibilities)
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Dramatic inhibition of decomposition rate when pH is <6 (acidic feedstocks) and temperatures are >45C. Mesophiles work well on acid feedstocks, but thermophiles do not. Major effort needed here in facility design and operation to avoid this rate limitation zone (which is also a very smelly place to be).
No inhibition on decomposition rate when pH is >6, good zone for thermophiles (and thermophilic temperatures)
This effect is published by Sundberg, a Swedish researcher who did her PhD on this topic. It is easy to web search her publications.
To get pH out of acidic zone, must aerate hard at the beginning, or add a basic conditioner (like ash, digestate, or otherwise).