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Effect of pre-composting on vermicomposting of kitchen waste

Nair, J., Sekiozoic, V. and Anda, M. (2006) Effect of pre-composting on vermicomposting of kitchen waste. Bioresource Technology, 97 (16). pp. 2091-2095.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2005.09.020
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Abstract

The aim of this work was to test combination of the thermocomposting and vermicomposting to improve the treatment efficiency and assess the optimum period required in each method to produce good quality compost. The results showed that pre-thermocomposting improved vermicomposting of kitchen waste. A 9-day thermocomposting prior to vermicomposting helped in mass reduction, moisture management and pathogen reduction.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Environmental Technology Centre
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2005 Elsevier Ltd
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/11483
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