Comparative Study of Nutrient Values of Ordinary Compost and Vermicompost for Same Proportion of Waste

Bony S. Sharma, GEC; Anujkumar R. Bhoya ,GEC; Asst. Prof. Parth G. Tandel ,GEC

Vermicompost, Ordinary Compost, Nutrient Values

Organic waste can be converted into a useful material like soil known as ‘fertilizer’ which is rich with Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorus and is used to add into plants to enhance the growth and health of a plant. This fertilizer from biodegradable wastes can be prepared using any of the methods such as Ordinary Composting, Vermicomposting, Millicompost (composting using Millipedes), using industrial sludge, etc. Various parameters such as Temperature, Volume Reduction, Nutrient values, Moisture Content, etc. also differ with the type of waste and method used for making compost. In this study the various characteristics of ordinary compost and vermicompost have been studied for the same type of waste, quantity and proportion. It has been observed that for same waste, there is huge difference between nutrient values, bulk density and volume reduction. Temperatures of both the composts are comparatively same throughout the period of study. Volume reduction in compost with earthworms is larger than ordinary compost. This study has been carried out for solid waste management in Government Engineering College, Surat. So after the comparison, the Vermicomposting method is proved to be beneficial.
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Paper ID: GRDCF012011
Published in: Conference : Emerging Research and Innovations in Civil Engineering
Page(s): 45 - 49