publication . Article . 2016

Pathogens\' Reduction in Vermicompost Process Resulted from the Mixed Sludge Treatments-Household Wastes

Hossien Karimi; Mohammad Rezvani; Morteza Mohammadzadeh; Yaser Eshaghi; Mehdi Mokhtari;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2016 Journal: Journal of Environmental Health and Sustainable Development (issn: 2476-6267, eissn: 2476-7433, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences
Abstract
Introduction: The presence of pathogenic microbial agents and pathogens in organic fertilizers causes health problems and disease transmission. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of vermicomposting process in improve the microbial quality of the compost produced. Materials and Methods: This experimental study was conducted as a pilot-scale one, in the laboratory of school of Health. In order to produce vermicompost, some perishable domestic waste were mixed whit sludge of wastewater treatment plant in a reactor. Tests to determine the microbial quality of the product were carried out at an early stage, during the process of production, and on t...
Subjects
free text keywords: Vermicompost, Sludge, Solid Waste, Pathogen, Reduction., Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering, TD1-1066, Environmental sciences, GE1-350
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