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Impact of effective microorganism on the decomposition of coir pith

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept of Botany, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore - 641043, Tamil Nadu, India
  • 2Dept of Botany, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore - 641043, Tamil Nadu, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 7, Issue (8), Pages 21-23, August,22 (2018)


Nowadays, environmental pollution is a serious threat and some of the pollutants can be used as an organic manure after biodegradation. And so, an attempt was made to degrade the organic waste, coir pith using EM (Effective Microorganism). The sample was inoculated with EM at different concentrations (T1 - Control (uninoculated), T2 - EM (Undiluted), T3 - 1:10 dilution, T4 - 1:50 dilution). At 30, 60, 90 days of time intervals, the biochemical parameters like lignin, cellulose, organic carbon, total nitrogen, C:N ratio, phenol and reducing sugars were determined. Among the treatments coir pith with undiluted EM (T2) showed a very good decreasing trend in all the biochemical parameters than the other concentrations of EM. The present investigation suggests that coir pith waste can be converted into a value added, nutrient enriched organic manure.


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