Vermicomposting uses worms to aid the decomposition of organic material, as they provide the aeration by burrowing through the pile. This type of composting is more suitable for smaller quantities of organic waste and has the most restrictions for types of food waste.
After the well prepared wastes are fed to the composting bin or heap, the steps are:
1.Aeration, to supply oxygen and remove CO2;
2.Mixing the compensate for irregularities in the compost heap and to renew the structure for better aeration;
3.Moistening of dry material to improve microbial activity;
5.Manual removal of impurities to improve the quality of the compost before marketing or use.
It may be necessary to prepare the compost for transport, storage, sale, and its application. The other products of the composting process are waste air, and drainage water (when the material is very wet) that are required to be properly disposed.
In commercial establishments, where composts are processed for marketing, a lot of post-processing is done to improve compost quality and life. The impor... Read more