The Microfloral Distribution during Composting of Residential Solid Waste
AbstractA field experiment of composting was conducted at Teku area, Kathmandu in 1996. The samples were collected from two separate zones of composting mass. The microbial count was carried out in a specific time of experiment. Total bacterial and Bacillus count were found to be highest in the thermophilic stage i.e. 2 x 1010 cfu/g. The coliform bacterial count result was minimum in each successive stapes i.e. from 6 x l05 cfu/g to 1 x 105 cfu/g. Simultaneously, 16 different species of fungi were isolated and the highest count was 1 x 107 cfu/g. In all stages of composting, the count was higher in the upper zone than in the lower zone.
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