PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF COMPOST TO CHECK ITS MATURITY AND STABILITY
Ayesha Ameen*, Jalil Ahmad, Neelma Munir and Shahid Raza
The composting process is the most environmentally safe method of recycling the organic waste. Composting is a natural process and it takes many months to give a quality mature compost which can be used as a bio fertilizer. The composting process can be speed up by the addition of some biological inoculants e.g. bacteria and fungi or a consortium of both to get the mature compost early. The present study was designed to check the stability and maturity of compost prepared with the addition of inoculants on organic waste and without inoculants. The maturity of compost samples were evaluated after 2.5 months of composting process by performing different physical and chemical tests.
Keywords: biological inoculants e.g. bacteria and fungi.
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