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dc.contributor.author Solís Mejía, L.
dc.contributor.author ISLAS ESPINOZA, MARINA
dc.contributor.author ESTELLER ALBERICH, MARIA VICENTA
dc.creator Solís Mejía, L.; 264867
dc.creator ISLAS ESPINOZA, MARINA; 35389
dc.creator ESTELLER ALBERICH, MARIA VICENTA; 19385
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-18T16:23:34Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-18T16:23:34Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Solis-Mejia L., Islas-Espinoza M., Esteller M. V. (2012) Vermicomposting of sewage sludge: earthworm population and agronomic advantages. Compost Science and utilization 20(1):11-17 es
dc.identifier.issn 2326-2397
dc.identifier.issn 1065-657X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11799/58653
dc.description.abstract Optimal substrates for vermicompost should ensure survival and reproduction of earthworms, as well as vermicompost uality. This concerns especially waste material substrates. Therefore, the objetives of this study weere to estimate the adatation of Eisenia foetida to mixtures of sewage slude and composted cow dung, and also to evaluate the quality of the vermicompost as fertilizer. Four treatments contained sewage sludge and composted cow dung in ratios of 70:30 (A), 80:20 (B), 90:10 (C) and 95:5 (D), with 60-70% moisture. The samples were incubated at 17 +-2°C with 50 adult eartworms each. Following 50 days of composting, cocoons, juvenil and adult earthworms were counted and several physicochemical parameters were determined. E. foetida could not survive treatment D. Treatmente A and B had the highest survival and reproduction. However, treatment C showed the highest amounts of available N and P (2189.80 and 2310.63 mg kg-1, respectively) and a C:N ratio of 12.46, making it a better fertilizer. The values of bulk density (0.64 g cm-3), organic matter (54.82%), organic C (31.80%), available K (1801.92 mg kg-1) and total N (2.55%) for treatment C were within the ranges for vermicompost recommended in the Mexican guidelines. Significant differences were found in all physical and chemical parameters (p<0.05), except for P. Fractionation of P in treatment C and sewage sludge showed that the largest proportion of P is slightly soluble in water and so, availale to plants. Overall, this study suggest that sewage sludge and cow dung vermicomposted with E. foetida can improve fertility and nutrient availability, as well as earthworm population growth, compared with the sewage sludge alone. es
dc.language.iso eng es
dc.publisher Compost Science and utilization es
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vol.;20
dc.relation.ispartofseries No.;1
dc.rights openAccess es
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
dc.subject Vermicomposting es
dc.subject sewage sludge es
dc.subject earthworm es
dc.subject.classification CIENCIAS AGROPECUARIAS Y BIOTECNOLOGÍA
dc.title Vermicomposting of sewage sludge: earthworm population and agronomic advantages es
dc.type Artículo es
dc.provenance Científica es
dc.road Dorada es
dc.ambito Internacional es
dc.audience students
dc.audience researchers
dc.type.conacyt article
dc.identificator 6


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  • Vermicomposting of sewage sludge: earthworm population and agronomic advantages
  • Autor
  • Solís Mejía, L.
  • ISLAS ESPINOZA, MARINA
  • ESTELLER ALBERICH, MARIA VICENTA
  • Fecha de publicación
  • 2012
  • Editor
  • Compost Science and utilization
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  • Vermicomposting
  • sewage sludge
  • earthworm
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