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Biodegradation of water hyacinth, sugarcane bagasse and rice husk through vermicomposting
by Vivek K. Saini, R.C. Sihag, R.C. Sharma, S.K. Gahlawat, R.K. Gupta
International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM), Vol. 2, No. 6, 2008

 

Abstract: Water hyacinth, sugarcane bagasse and rice husk are major bio-organic wastes causing severe environmental problems. For their biodegradation, Eisenia fetida was used as a vermicomposting worm in outdoor open field conditions. The above wastes were mixed separately with fresh cow dung in the ratio 1 : 5 (by weight). The mixtures were vermicomposted for 90 days in pits of size 2 × 0.5 × 0.6 m (l × b × d). The population and biomass of earthworms, and C:N ratios in the resultant vermicomposts were studied at the end of experiment.

Online publication date: Sat, 06-Dec-2008

 

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