Josephine Lai, Chang Hui and Wong, Wan Y. and Nur A. S., Abdul Samat and Rubiyah, Baini (2023) EFFECTIVENESS OF FOOD WASTE BIO-COMPOSTED FERTILIZERS ON PLANTATIONS. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 18 (1). pp. 17-36. ISSN 1823-4690

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This research studied the production of organic fertilizer from food wastes through composting in view of its easy availability in Malaysia. In methodology, food wastes such as banana peels, Chinese kale and eggshells in different proportions will be stacked up layer by layer in a compost bin prepared with the inclusion of bulking agents such as dry leaves and soil to produce matured compost to supply useful microorganisms to the decomposition process. Results from the application of the biofertilizers produced on the growth of water spinach and green onion plants had revealed the potential of banana peels in supporting the growth of the plants, while for the ones produced from the combinations of eggshells and Chinese kale, nitrogen loss could be observed, thereby suppressing their growth and resulting in a much slower growth rate. Meanwhile, from the statistical analysis conducted, the findings obtained were proven to be significant, indicating the positive influence of fertilizers type on the growth of plants. Hence, it could be concluded that this research would certainly provide an insight to the potential management of organic waste in our country by converting organic wastes from food into biofertilizer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biofertilizer, Composting, Organic waste, Statistical analysis.
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 11 May 2023 02:02
Last Modified: 11 May 2023 02:02
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/41808

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