Rapid Composting

Rapid Composting of Municipal Solid Waste (Reducing the composting period from 6 weeks to 2 weeks)

  • Rapid composting shortens the composting period with considerable reduction in C/N ratio
  • Rapid composting is achieved either by changing the working environment of degrading microbes or modifying the substrate for composting by physical, chemical or biological methods
  • CSIR-NEERI has attempted to reduce the composting period from 6 weeks to 2 weeks by employing cellulolytic fungi Trichodermareeseialong with initial glucose supplementation
  • In a novel approach, the spores of Trichodermareesei have been capsuled with suitable binder and bulking agents to simplify storage of this microbe and to use it in a user-friendly way