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Title: Municipal solid waste management through vermicomposting employing exotic and local species of earthworms
Authors: Kaviraj
Sharma, Satyawati
Keywords: MSW
Eisenia fetida
Lempito mauritii
Vermicomposting
Issue Date: 2003
Citation: Bioresource Technology, 90(2), 169-173
Abstract: A comparative study was conducted between exotic and local (epigeic-Eisenia fetida and anaecic-Lempito mauritii, respectively) species of earthworms for the evaluation of their efficacy in vermicomposting of municipal solid waste (MSW). Vermicomposting of MSW for 42 days resulted in significant difference between the two species in their performance measured as loss in total organic carbon, carbon–nitrogen ratio (C:N) and increase in total Kjeldahl nitrogen, electrical conductivity and total potassium and weight loss of MSW. The change in pH and increase in number of earthworms and cocoons and weight of earthworms were non-significant.
URI: http://eprint.iitd.ac.in/dspace/handle/2074/1232
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