Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 14, Issue 3, 2012; Page No.(471-473)

MANAGEMENT AND DYNAMICS OF ORGANIC MATTER THROUGH COMPOSTING: A CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINIBILITY

AHMAD ASHFAQ

Abstract

One of the most versatile and remunerative techniques for handling biodegradable solid wastes is composting. Apart from being a source of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and other nutrients for plants, compost is also believed to suppress soil-borne diseases in plants. The various purposes for which compost is used include: agricultural residential, commercial purposes and municipal purposes. Also, it has set its benefits as far as social and economic areas are concerned. The utilization of a particular process depends on the quantities of available organic matter, local climatic conditions, time and money. These virtues make composting an ideal option for processing the enormous quantities of biodegradable solid wastes that are generated in the world.

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