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Research Journal of Environmental Sciences
  Year: 2018 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 229-233
DOI: 10.3923/rjes.2018.229.233
Physical Variation During Predigestion of Selected Organic Waste Before Vermicomposting
Mohammed Arshad Siddiqqui and Hiranmai Yadav Rameshwar

Background and Objectives: Production of large quantities organic waste by domestic and daily life activities need to be reutilized in an effective way. Composting and vermicomposting offers a best means for this bioconversion of organic wastes into valuable organic manure. The present study was an effort to develop small scale vermicomposting of locally available organic wastes in mud pots and assess the predigestion changes occurring in them. Materials and Methods: The experiment was arranged in four treatments with different combinations of organic wastes and subjected to predecomposition. The variation in temperature was recorded and pH and electrical conductivity were observed. The temperature of the digesting materials were compared with atmospheric temperature. Results: The variation in temperature indicated the activity occurring in decomposition process. The pH and moisture content also varied during these period. There was considerable variation in observed parameters during the pre digestion period. Conclusion: The pre decomposing of organic wastes in anaerobic condition help the breakdown of organic matter and reducing the bulk. This help further vermicomposting to yield a quality organic manure.
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Mohammed Arshad Siddiqqui and Hiranmai Yadav Rameshwar, 2018. Physical Variation During Predigestion of Selected Organic Waste Before Vermicomposting. Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 12: 229-233.

DOI: 10.3923/rjes.2018.229.233








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