DEVELOPMENT OF AN EFFECTIVE METHOD FOR DECOMPOSING TOBACCO WASTE

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dc.contributor.author PERAGASTHENNA, P.D.S.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-20T07:00:33Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-20T07:00:33Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.other UWU/EAG/09/0029
dc.identifier.uri http://www.erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/6477/UWULD-EAG-09-0029-13052019120136.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.description.abstract Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) (PLC) produces approximately 200 MT of tobacco waste annually. Though this waste has a plant origin and is being utilized for composting since 2003, the desired decomposition rate has not been achieved. Therefore a series of experiments were carried out at the research center of CTC to identify the potential treatments to obtain the desired decomposition rate. Soaking 24 hours in water reduced the nicotine concentration of the materials by 90% while moisture content was increased by 570%. Different matrix adulteration methods were used to speed up the composting process thereafter in heap method. Addition of Calcium Oxide reported the fastest decomposition rate resulting 25% efficiency than the standard. Ability to use wormy compost technology in tobacco waste was tested in 5:1 tobacco waste: cow dung medium. Eisenia fetida worms and 0.03% pseu monas sp. combination resulted the fastest decomptsition rate which was statistically significant at 95% confidence level. Key words - Eisenia fetida, Pseudomonas sp., Compost, Tobacco waste en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;UWU/EAG/09/0029
dc.subject Export Agriculture Degree Programme (EAG) en_US
dc.title DEVELOPMENT OF AN EFFECTIVE METHOD FOR DECOMPOSING TOBACCO WASTE en_US
dc.title.alternative Research Article – EAG 2013 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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