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|Title:||High-rate Vermicomposting Systems for Recycling Paper Waste|
Abbasi, S A
|Abstract:||Composted paper waste was vermicomposted with <i>Eudrilus</i> <i>eugeniae </i>Kinberg in reactors with higher earthworm densities (62.5-162.5 animals l<sup>-1</sup>) than used in conventional vermireactors (7 animals l<sup>-1</sup>). Continuous operation of such 'high-rate' vermireactors for significantly long periods (7 months) resulted in consistently high vermicast output (72- 81%) of the feed being turned to vermicasts in reactors of different earthworm densities with very little animal mortality(<4.4%). The earthworms consistently gained weight and produced offsprings in all the reactors, throughout the experiment. These findings establish the sustainability of highrate vermireactors fed on paper waste.|
|ISSN:||0975-0967 (Online); 0972-5849 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJBT Vol.02(4) [October 2003]|
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