Vermicompost production from kitchen waste material in different bed by E. fetida


avatar Ramin Khaghani 1 , * , avatar Saeed Ghiasvand 2

1 Department of health, school of Medicine, AJA university of Medical Sciences,Tehran,Iran, Iran

2 Researcher, AJA university of Medical Sciences,Tehran,Iran, Andorra

How to Cite: Khaghani R, Ghiasvand S . Vermicompost production from kitchen waste material in different bed by E. fetida. Ann Mil Health Sci Res. 2013;11(4):e64656.


Annals of Military and Health Sciences Research: 11 (4); e64656
Published Online: October 28, 2013
Article Type: Original Article
Received: July 21, 2013
Accepted: September 28, 2013


Background: vermicomposting has attracted a wide research groundwork for a long period of time in the world and it, s reason would be due to the value of final product. Despite of wide investment on this industry in the advanced countries, we are new to this and treat it traditionally. The main aim of us for current project is to assess the process with AJA medical university kitchen waste material as the bed and amendments as the treatments in order to find out an economical method to manage these wastes and in addition, improve the process to produce the more useful product. Material and Methods: two bed prepared with different materials and 15 grams of E. fetida, wet weight base, added to them then maintained in greenhouse with temperature of 25 celsius and 60-70 percent moisture then the treatments gathered and the worms separated and samples dried in order to analysis. the first treatment contained the cow dung and the second exclude it. organic material and carbon measured by combustion, Nitrogen by Kjeldal, Phosphorous by acid digestion and colorimetric method. results compared using CRD design by MSTATC software. Results: organic material and carbon was significantly higher in treatment without cow dung when compared to other. C: N ratio result was similar. total Nitrogen percent indicated no significant different. total phosphorus was significantly higher in cow dung contained treatment. Conclusions: the both treatment resulted in useful product. Cow dung improved the C: N ratio and increased the phosphorous of final product significantly and this treatment reported as more efficient one. It can be interpreted based on the effect of Cow dung on variety (quality effect) and number (quantity effect) on microbial community of beds which leads to more suitable environment for worm activity and more efficient vermicomposting.


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