Sharma, Dayanand and Yadav, Kunwar D. and Kumar, Sunil (2018) Biotransformation of flower waste composting: Optimization of waste combinations using response surface methodology. Bioresource Technology, 270. pp. 198-207. ISSN 0960-8524, ESSN: 1873-2976

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Flower waste (FW) is disposed off in the rivers or mixed with solid waste for landfilling that pollutes the environment and causes harmful effects on human health and aquatic life. It is rich in nutrient content and easily converted into the compost. Therefore, the objective of the present research was to optimize the combinations of flower waste and cow dung during agitated pile composting using response surface methodology. Thirteen different agitated piles were used for composting using the central composite design. The optimum combination from central composite design was 65 kg floral waste, 25 kg cattle dung and 10 kg sawdust having 7.10 pH, 3.31 mS cm−1 electrical conductivity, 32.98% total organic carbon and 14 Carbon to Nitrogen ratio during the end phase of the composting period. The nutrient concentrations into the final compost were within the acceptable limit and also found to be beneficial for the growth of plants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flower Waste; Agitated Pile Composting; Response Surface Methodology; Optimum Combinations; Compost Maturity
Subjects: Solid Waste Treatment & Disposal
Depositing User: Mr. RK Lohiya
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2019 10:12
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 10:12

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