Volume No. 6 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 63-68 July-Sept 2011

 

STUDY ABOUT THE CHANGES IN PHYSICAL PARAMETERS DURING VERMICOMPOSTING OF FLORAL WASTES

 

Shobha Shouche, Anil Pandey and Praveesh Bhati*

Department of Zoology, Microbiology and Bioinformatics, Government Madhav Science College, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh (INDIA)

 

Received on : April 15, 2011

 

ABSTRACT

 

In developing countries, the increasing waste generation rate and their high collection cost are the major problems .In some cities, the organic waste (floral wastes from temple) are dumped haphazardly causes pollution and unhealthy environment. Biological processes such as composting followed by vermicomposting to convert floral waste in useful organic fertilizer would be of great benefit. Therefore this technique is studied in the present research work. In present study different proportions of mixture of cattle dung and floral wastes were taken and performed vermicomposting process. During process various parameters viz. temperature, pH and moisture content were measured. Study showed that different parameters changed periodically and became constant at the end of process. Along with this the control took longer time to decompose while the mixture of floral waste of cow dung takes minimum time to decompose.

 

Keywords : Earthworm, Vermicompost, Floral waste, Physical parameter, Organic waste

 

 

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