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Title: High-rate Vermicomposting Systems for Recycling Paper Waste
Authors: Gajalakshmi, S
Abbasi, S A
Keywords: Compost;Paper waste;Vermicompost;Earthworm;High-rate
Issue Date: Oct-2003
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Composted paper waste was vermicomposted with Eudrilus eugeniae Kinberg in reactors with higher earthworm densities (62.5-162.5 animals l-1) than used in conventional vermireactors (7 animals l-1). 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.
Page(s): 613-615
ISSN: 0975-0967 (Online); 0972-5849 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJBT Vol.02(4) [October 2003]

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