DEPLETION IN THE BIOMASS OF FLORAL WASTE-CATTLE DUNG MIXTURES DURING VERMICOMPOSTING


DEPLETION IN THE BIOMASS OF FLORAL WASTE-CATTLE DUNG MIXTURES DURING VERMICOMPOSTING


*Praveesh Bhati1 Ph.D., Shobha Shouche2 Ph.D.and Sudhir Kumar Jain3 Ph.D.

1Ex Faculty, Govt. Madhav Science College, Dewas road Ujjain (M.P.) 456010, India:2 Assistant Professor, Govt. Madhav Science College, Affiliated to Vikram University Dewas road Ujjain (M.P.) 456010, India; 3 Reader, SOS in Microbiology, Affiliated to Vikram University Dewas road Ujjain (M.P.) 456010, India


Global Journal of Energy and Environment

Vermicomposting of different proportion of floral waste (FW)-cattle dung (CD) mixtures were carried out under aerobic condition in a plastic bins to find the rate of depletion of biomass. The initial substrate depth of five different compositions viz. 100% FW, 75% FW, 50% FW, 25% FW and 100% CD were 25cm, 16 cm, 13 cm, 11 cm and 8 cm respectively. The rate of biomass reduction was high in 100% FW which was decreased with increasing the quantity of cattle dung. The time for substrate stabilization during vermicomposting was also found to be lesser in summer as compared to rainy season. The substrate depth variation with respect to time followed a declined curve.


Keywords: Biomass reduction, floral waste, cattle dung, vermicomposting, earthworm.

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Praveesh Bhati Shobha Shouche and Sudhir Kumar Jain Natural resource modelling: accounting for gillnet size selectivity in dynamic deterrence model. Global Journal of Energy and Environment, 2019,1:4


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