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dc.contributor.authorBandekar, Basanti
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-17T13:19:21Z
dc.date.available2015-12-17T13:19:21Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/64713
dc.description.abstractA large volume of source-separated organics (SSO) are generated around the world and there are limited management strategies to reduce their effect on the environment. The volume of compost can be reduced through applications to agricultural soils after achieving a cured and stabilized product, however this is often a lengthy process. Composting time can be reduced by using specialized organisms called effective microorganisms (EM). The current project examines the effect of two commercially available EM products on different compost materials. This is achieved in two studies: study one aims at examining the role of EM toward reducing the time of composting for five different compost materials. The second study examines role of EM toward reducing the time composting for fresh green waste and barley straw. Results from both the studies showed that EM products were only marginally successful in reducing the time of compost.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectComposten_US
dc.subjectEffective microorganismsen_US
dc.subjectSource separated organicsen_US
dc.titleEVALUATION OF SOURCE SEPARATED ORGANICS AFTER INOCULATION WITH EFFECTIVE MICROORGANISMS AND THE EFFECT ON COMPOST QUALITY.en_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.defence2015-12-02
dc.contributor.departmentFaculty of Agricultureen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDian Pattersonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Hammermeisteren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Arnolden_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Gordon Priceen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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