COMPARATIVE STUDY OF POTENTIAL LEVELS OF VERMICOMPOST USING DIFFERENT WASTES FROM ERODE DISTRICTAbstract
Waste disposal has become one of the major problems we are facing today. The rapid increase in the generation of huge extent of waste is one feature of the environmental crisis. This is accompanying with recent global development with respect to rapid urbanization and population growth which has resulted into development of large quantity of organic solid waste. Vermi composting has become progressively more popular across the word in recent decades; Vermicompost is the process which will convert waste into valuable fertilizer. The function of earthworms on soil ecosystem differs considerably with different earthworm species that are linked to their approach. In the present study was conducted to manage the different wastes obtained from erode district. The solid waste like Agriculture waste, Market waste, Industrial waste, Hospital waste and Household waste were collected and converted into vermicompost. The characteristics and nutrients elements of different vermicomposts are evaluated. Among all vermicomposts the agricultural waste, market waste and house hold waste gave potential vermicompost.
D. Hamsa * and Karthika
Department of Biochemistry, Bharathidasan College of Arts Science, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.
09 April, 2018
08 July, 2018
18 July, 2018
01 December, 2018