A kommunális szennyvíziszap vermikomposztálásának összefoglaló értékelése

Kardos, Levente and Erőss, Attila and Nagy-Mezei, Csenge and Bezsenyi, Anikó and Haimei, Chen (2022) A kommunális szennyvíziszap vermikomposztálásának összefoglaló értékelése. JOURNAL OF CENTRAL EUROPEAN GREEN INNOVATION, 10 (Suppl). pp. 197-210. ISSN 2064-3004


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he proper management of communal sewage sludge is a priority of environmental protection. Recently the vermicomposting technology, of using earthworm species in waste management has been increasing. Earthworms are utilizing of the bacterial components of the sludge and during their metabolic processes, can contribute to the acceleration of full composting processes. In addition, vermicomposting increase the nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) content of the treated sludge, and eliminate the potential pathogens. We examined the vermicomposting processes both in laboratory scale, in pilot scale (open- and closed environmental conditions) and among industrial composting conditions, where the compost piles were covered with straw-mulch or with geotextile and uncovered. Eisenia foetida worms were inoculated into the compost-piles. Samples were taken at the beginning, at half time and at the end of the experimental period. Physical and chemical characteristics, such as the pH, dry matter content, organic matter content, total salinity, total nitrogen, total phosphorus content (P2O5), potassium content (K2O), humus content (H%), humus quality and the dehydrogenase enzyme activities were determined. Temperature and redox potential were assessed twice a week in order to characterize oxidation-reduction conditions. Heavy metal concentrations (Pb, Zn, Fe, Cu, Mn) in the starting sludge, in the finished vermicompost and in the earthworms were also measured, which means, that bioaccumulation of heavy metals by earthworms can be determined. The vermicomposting technology can be a potential tool for reducing the environmental risks of the increasing amount of communal sewage sludge wastes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: JCEGI – Környezettechnológia különszám
Uncontrolled Keywords: communal sewage sludge, vermicomposting, Eisenia foetida; kommunális szennyvíziszap, vermikomosztálás, Eisenia foetida
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / földrajz, antropológia, kikapcsolódás > GE Environmental Sciences / környezettudomány
T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering / környezetvédelem, hulladékkezelés, egészségügyi mérnöki technika (ivóvízellátási és szennyvízkezelési technika)
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Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2023 10:29
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2023 10:29

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