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Study on Aerobic In-vessel composting of Food Waste

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Civil Engineering, Coimbatore Institute of technology, Coimbatore, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (7), Pages 33-41, July,22 (2016)

Abstract

This study is about the management of food waste by means of aerobic In-vessel composting that has been carried out in laboratory scale with the primary objective pertaining to on site composting of food waste generated in hotels, markets and thus making it as a source of revenue. Three trials have been carried out with different mix ratios, bulking agents and starting cultures. The process has been monitored based on parameters like pH, Height (volume reduction), Organic Matter, organic carbon, Moisture content, Dry matter, Ash content and finally the compost is mixed with soil to check the plant growth and its yield. According to the findings the best suitable ratios will suggested to be implemented in large scale.

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