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Performance Evaluation of Vermicomposting Pit by using Different Types of Solid Waste


Joshi Pranali Dattatraya , JSPM's Imperial College of Engineering and Research,Maharashtra, India; Kukale Shital Anantrao, JSPM's Imperial College of Engineering and Research,Maharashtra, India


Eisenia fetida, Earthworm, organic waste, Vermicomposting


Management of solid waste is one of the biggest problems we are facing today. The rapid increasing human population, urbanization and change in standard of living style has increased the waste load and there by pollution loads on the urban environment to unmanageable and alarming proportions. The existing waste dumping sites are insufficient and conditions leading to pollution of water sources and spreading infectious diseases, foul smell and odors, release of toxic metabolites, unhealthy environment etc. Vermicomposting is the better option to overcome this problem.. Vermicomposting is environment friendly and cost effective method for solid waste management. It serves two main purposes for the happiness of humans as it helps in the degradation of solid waste and the cast produced during this process is used as a natural fertilizer. This technique is much better than chemical fertilizer because it is not associated with any kind of risk. Earthworms are potentially important that are capable of transforming garbage into gold. Eisenia fetida is the most commonly used species of earthworms for vermicomposting. It becomes an important tool of waste recycling the world over.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I40212
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 4
Publication Date: 01/07/2017
Page(s): 181-184

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