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International Journal of Soil Science
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 25-30
DOI: 10.3923/ijss.2011.25.30
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Worm Powered Environmental Biotechnology in Organic Waste Management

A.A. Ansari

Every city generates tonnes of garbage that includes organic biodegradable waste like kitchen waste, fruit and vegetable market waste, which poses a serious problem of disposal. However, if handled and treated properly, this could provide useful organic manure for agricultural application. This problem can be solved by combination of effective technologies like Biodung composting and Vermitech (incorporating earthworms for the production of vermicompost). The present study was carried out during the year 2006-2007 at University of Guyana, Georgetown to recycle grass clippings, water hyacinth and cattle dung by using Eisenia fetida the locally available surface species of earthworm. The results indicated that the organic waste (grass clipping s and water hyacinth) were successfully processed through partial biodung composting and vermicomposting during the period of 60 days. The temperature study during biodung composting showed two peak rise of temperature resulting in destruction of harmful microbes. Subsequent vermicomposting resulted in production of vermicompost confirming to the excellent nutrient status recorded in earlier experiments. The temperature study during vermicomposting showed that fluctuation was restricted to +0.83.
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  •    Management of Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and Grass Clippings Through Biodung Mediated Vermicomposting
  •    Enrichment of Biogas Slurry Vermicompost with Azotobacter chroococcum and Bacillus megaterium
  •    Composting of Rice Straw Using Different Inocula and Analysis of Compost Quality
  •    Removal of Pathogens during Vermi-Stabilization
  •    Diversity of Bacteria and Fungi in the Gut and Cast of the Tropical Earthworm Glyphodrillus tuberosus Isolated from Conventional and Organic Rice Fields
How to cite this article:

A.A. Ansari , 2011. Worm Powered Environmental Biotechnology in Organic Waste Management. International Journal of Soil Science, 6: 25-30.

DOI: 10.3923/ijss.2011.25.30






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