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Vermicomposting Of Sewage Sludge By Lumbricus Rubellus Using Spent Mushroom Compost As Feed Material: Effect On Concentration Of Heavy Metals., Adi Ainurzaman Jamaludin, Noor Zalina Mahmood, Azizi Abu Bakar, Noorlidah Abdullah, Jaime A Teixeira Da Silva Jan 2011

Vermicomposting Of Sewage Sludge By Lumbricus Rubellus Using Spent Mushroom Compost As Feed Material: Effect On Concentration Of Heavy Metals., Adi Ainurzaman Jamaludin, Noor Zalina Mahmood, Azizi Abu Bakar, Noorlidah Abdullah, Jaime A Teixeira Da Silva

Adi Ainurzaman Jamaludin

Vermicomposting of sewage sludge (SS) using spent mushroom compost from Pleurotus sajor-caju as feed material was conducted to determine the effect on the concentration of heavy metals, namely Cr, Cd, Pb, Cu, and Zn. Previous studies have reported the feasibility of brandling worms, Eisenia foetida, for vermicomposting SS, whereas we conducted vermicomposting by employing red worms, Lumbricus rubellus, with a combination of different percentages of SS and spent mushroom compost (SMC) for 70 days subsequent to 21 days of precomposting. The vermicompost produced in treatments with a low percentage of SS were fine in texture, dark in colour and odourless ...