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Effects of Leachate during Vegetable Waste Composting using Rotary Drum Composter
- Varma, V. Sudharsan (Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati) ;
- Kalamdhad, Ajay S. (Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati)
- Received : 2013.10.08
- Accepted : 2013.12.23
- Published : 2014.03.30
In India, disposal of vegetable market waste along with municipal solid waste in landfills or dumpsites is creating much nuisance in terms of odor nuisance, leachate production, and greenhouse gas emission into the atmosphere. Therefore, vegetable waste with high biodegradable and nutrient content is composted in a 550-L batch scale rotary drum composter to study the degradation process and its compost properties for its potential reuse as high quality compost. A total 150 kg of working volume was fixed for composting studies with two different ratios, trial A (6:3:1) of C/N 24 and trial B (8:1:1) of C/N 30, respectively. A maximum of
C/N ratio;Leachate;Microbial diversity;Rotary drum composting;Vegetable waste
Supported by : Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
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