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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2007 Vol.8 No.10 P.725~730

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.2007.B0725


Influence of vermicomposting on solid wastes decomposition kinetics in soils


Author(s):  NOURBAKHSH Farshid

Affiliation(s):  Department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111, Iran

Corresponding email(s):   farshid@cc.iut.ac.ir

Key Words:  Vermicompost, Manure, Sugarcane filter cake, Mineralization kinetics


NOURBAKHSH Farshid. Influence of vermicomposting on solid wastes decomposition kinetics in soils[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2007, 8(10): 725~730.

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Abstract: 
The effect of vermicomposting on kinetic behavior of the products is not well recognized. An incubation study was conducted to investigate C mineralization kinetics of cow manure, sugarcane filter cake and their vermicomposts. Two different soils were treated with the four solid wastes at a rate of 0.5 g solid waste C per kg soil with three replications. Soils were incubated for 56 d. The CO2-C respired was monitored periodically and a first-order kinetic model was used to calculate the kinetic parameters of C mineralization. Results indicated that the percentage of C mineralized during the incubation period ranged from 31.9% to 41.8% and 55.9% to 73.4% in the calcareous and acidic soils, respectively. The potentially mineralizable C (C0) of the treated soils was lower in the solid waste composts compared to their starting materials. Overall, it can be concluded that decomposable fraction of solid wastes has decreased due to vermicomposting.

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