Environmental remediation through the application of the vermicomposting technology for bio waste management

M. M. Manyuchi, Charles Mbohwa, E. Muzenda

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Abstract

The vermicomposting technology is increasingly becoming popular as a bio fertilizer production through the aerobic decomposition of waste by earthworms as a bio waste management initiative. When vermiremediation occurs, the earthworms consume the bio waste which is then converted to vermicompost (solid bio fertilizer) and vermiwash (liquid fertilizer). Several studies have been conducted for various bio wastes worldwide using various earthworms over vermicomposting periods of 30-120 days in vermi reactors. Vermicompost with nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium (NPK) compositions with ranges 0.3-4.2%, 0.2-1.6% and 0.2-6.2% respectively were produced. In addition vermiwash with NPK composition of 0.1-1.6%, 0.1-7.5% and 0.5-1.3% respectively were produced. These bio fertilizers had rich macro nutrients composition that are required by plants and can be used as an alternative to chemical fertilisers promoting sustainable agriculture through vermi remediation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages2918-2924
Number of pages7
EditionMarch
ISBN (Print)9781532359491, 9781532359514, 9781532359521
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020
Event10th Annual International IEOM Conference, IEOM 2020 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Mar 10 2020Mar 12 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
NumberMarch
Volume0
ISSN (Electronic)2169-8767

Conference

Conference10th Annual International IEOM Conference, IEOM 2020
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period3/10/203/12/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Manyuchi, M. M., Mbohwa, C., & Muzenda, E. (2020). Environmental remediation through the application of the vermicomposting technology for bio waste management. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (March ed., pp. 2918-2924). (Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management; Vol. 0, No. March). IEOM Society. http://ieomsociety.org/ieom2020/proceedings/