Vermitechnology and Waste Management

authored by: Asoke Kumar Sannigrahi
ISBN: 9789395319867 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 272 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2024
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 11 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: NIPA | Weight: 515 GMS
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Keywords

Vermitechnology, Worm composting, Organic waste recycling, Vermiculture, Vermicast, Composting with worms, Sustainable waste management, Worm bins, Earthworms in waste treatment, Bioconversion of waste, Red wigglers, Worm farming, Eco-friendly waste disposal, Worm castings, Waste-to-resource technology, Decomposition using worms, Environmental bioengineering, Soil enrichment with worms, Microbial activity in vermicomposting, Biodegradable waste treatment, Worms for soil health, Integrated waste management, Green waste solutions, Soil conditioning with vermicompost, Circular economy in waste

The present work offers a comprehensive examination of the various technologies that facilitate the beneficial utilization of small earthworms for addressing the rapid accumulation of biodegradable solid waste in communities, thereby reducing the reliance on natural resources. Specifically, the book explores the potential for reusing vermifiltered sewage and drainage water for irrigating lawns, avenue trees, and flower gardens, thereby conserving potable water. Additionally, the book aims to enhance soil quality by promoting nutrient enrichment, thereby reducing the need for toxic agricultural chemicals to achieve higher crop yields.

This publication comprises twelve chapters that explore the advantages and disadvantages of vermitechnology, with the goal of instilling confidence in the minds of young people to tackle the challenge of solid waste management while creating more employment opportunities in society. The book advocates for a Private Public Partnership (PPP) model that adopts a cooperative approach, as this can deliver sustainable results and contribute significantly to the development of a future circular economy.

1. Introduction, 2.  Vermitechnology, 3.  Solid Wastes, 4.  Earthworms, 5.  Vermiculturing,6. Different Composting Techniques and their Comparison, 7. Vermicomposting, 8. Vermicomposting of Municipal Solid Wastes, 9. Vermicompost Application in Crop production, 10. Economics of Vermicompost Production, 11. Constraints in Vermicompost Popularization in India, 12. Start up on Vermicomposting in India

 
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