@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/488,
	  title     = {Vermicomposting of Waste Corn Pulp Blended with Cow Dung Manure using Eisenia Fetida},
	  author    = {Musaida M. M. Manyuchi and  Anthony Phiri and Ngoni Chirinda and  Perkins Muredzi and  Joseph Govhaand and Thamary Sengudzwa},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Waste corn pulp was investigated as a potential feedstock during vermicomposting using Eisenia fetida. Corn pulp is the major staple food in Southern Africa and constitutes about 25% of the total organic waste. Wastecooked corn pulp was blended with cow dung in the ratio 6:1 respectively to optimize the vermicomposting process. The feedstock was allowed to vermicompost for 30 days. The vermicomposting took place in a 3- tray plastic worm bin. Moisture content, temperature, pH, and electrical conductivity were monitoreddaily. The NPK content was determined at day 30. During vermicomposting, moisture content increased from 27.68% to 52.41%, temperature ranged between 19- 25◦C, pH increased from 5.5 to 7.7, and electrical conductivity decreased from 80000μS/cm to 60000μS/cm. The ash content increased from 11.40% to 28.15%; additionally the volatile matter increased from 1.45% to 10.02%. An odorless, dark brown vermicompost was obtained. The vermicompost NPK content was 4.19%, 1.15%, and 6.18% respectively.
},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Chemical and Molecular Engineering},
	  volume    = {6},
	  number    = {8},
	  year      = {2012},
	  pages     = {753 - 756},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/488},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/68},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 68, 2012},
	}