Vermi-technology of organic solid waste with using earthworm Eudrilus Eugeniae

Moorthi M Nagarajan K Senthilkumar A     

Abstract

In a developing country like India, distillery industries have become a major source of pollution, as 88% of its raw materials are converted into waste and discharged into the water bodies causing water pollution. The disposal of biodegradable waste without adequate treatment results in significant environmental pollution. This is the major source of aquatic and soil pollution.  Vermicomposting is considered as excellent organic source to bioconversion of distillery solid waste, has reduced levels of contaminants and tends to hold more nutrients over a longer period without impacting the environment. The experiments were carried out on the research farm of Sri Vasavi College (Affiliated Bharathiar University), Erode District of Tami Nadu, during the cycles 2013 to 2014 to study the effects of enduring organic manures, distillery solid waste (DSW) and Sugarcane trash (ST) bioconversion of vermicomposting. The experiment was prepared out in a randomized container design with four replications. Treatments consisted of three combinations of different organic materials,  (60:40; 70:30 and 80:20 ratios) of DSW and ST were prepared with using of earthworm species Eudrilus eugeniae were introduced for their efficiencies in biodegrading organic wastes for 45 days.  As a results of pH has neutralized, total nitrogen (TN), total Phosphorous (TP), total Potassium (TK), total Calcium (TCa) and total Magnesium (TMg)  were significantly increased, Total Organic Carbon (TOC), Electrical Conductivity (EC) have reduced and Carbon Nitrogen (C/N) ratio also equalized. The present study thus indicates that combinations of DSW + ST were economically feasible and improve the nutrient assessment method of vermicomposting.


MS Received Date:   2016-07-08  MS Accepted Date:  2016-08-12  MS Published Date:  2016-08-22
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Moorthi M, Nagarajan K., Senthilkumar A. "Vermi-technology of organic solid waste with using earthworm Eudrilus Eugeniae" Journal of Zoology Studies 3.4 (2016): 48-51.
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Moorthi M, Nagarajan K, Senthilkumar A. Vermi-technology of organic solid waste with using earthworm Eudrilus Eugeniae. Journal of Zoology Studies. 2016; 3(4): 48-51.
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