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Research Journal of Environmental Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 145-150
DOI: 10.3923/rjes.2008.145.150
Bioconversion of Coffee Industry Wastes with White Rot Fungus Pleurotus florida
Pushpa S. Murthy and H.K. Manonmani

Abstract:
Studies were carried out to cultivate Pleurotus florida on Coffee industry wastes such as Coffee Cherry husk, Coffee parchment husk, Silver skin, Coffee spent wastes, dried leaves with and without supplementation of agricultural wastes such as wheat bran in different combination for cultivation of Mushroom. Other physicochemical parameters were also optimized for maximum mushroom yield. Ten percent spawn rate yielded maximum mushrooms at 50% moisture level. The first fructification occurred after 16 days and 220 g of mushroom were obtained after four flushes per 100 g of the substrate at optimized conditions. The nutrient quality of the mushrooms was on par with the reported values of mushroom cultivated on the other substrates. The Results showed the feasibility of using all the coffee industry wastes such as coffee cherry husk, parchment husk, silver skin, spent waste and also with supplementation of agricultural wastes such as wheat bran for cultivation of edible fungus, employing solid state cultivation/fermentation for bioconversion process. P. florida is a promising mushroom for cultivation in terms of its high productivity, simple means of bioconversion on cheap organic substrates such as coffee industry wastes and a short production cycle compared to many other cultivated mushrooms.
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How to cite this article:

Pushpa S. Murthy and H.K. Manonmani, 2008. Bioconversion of Coffee Industry Wastes with White Rot Fungus Pleurotus florida. Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2: 145-150.

DOI: 10.3923/rjes.2008.145.150

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=rjes.2008.145.150

 
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