Thought on suitable material to assist empty fruit bunch composting

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Thought on suitable material to assist empty fruit bunch composting

Thought on suitable material to assist empty fruit bunch composting

A.Y. Zahrim

Palm oil mill industry is among major agricultural industry in Malaysia. However, the palm oil mills generate large amounts of empty fruit bunches (EFB). Production of 1 tonne of crude palm oil could generate 0.8 tonne EFB. Composting is regarded as a sustainable technology for processing EFB. Composting is a controlled biological process that can accelerate the conversion of EFB to humic substances like product known as compost. The compost can be applied as a soil amendment or mulching. The quality of compost depends on the raw material, process system i.e. reactor or non-reactor, process parameter i.e. carbon to nitrogen ratio (C/N), moisture, turning frequency, etc.as well as weather/season. Due to inexpensive capital cost, windrow (non-reactor system) is chosen by the composter to operate the composting process...

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To cite this article: Zahrim AY. Thought on suitable material to assist empty fruit bunch composting. Journal of Advanced Civil Engineering Practice and Research 2018;7:1.

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