WasteManagement Archive

21 Jan 2008

Development of broiler offal silage with molasses

Objective of the present study was to determine the feasibility of ensiling broiler offal (BO) with molasses. Forty two-days old broiler chicks were slaughtered and processed manually. Offal without feathers were cut into small pieces and ensiled
21 Jan 2008

Utilization of oil palm waste as a low cost feed ingredient for growing pigs to reduce the environmental pollution

Oil palm is the one of the most popular oil crop in many regions of the world and it plays an important role as a component of animal feed and as a cooking material in an industrial
21 Jan 2008

Studies on utilization of sewage waste water for greening wastelands through afforestation

One of the major burning problems in urban areas is the disposal of sewage water, which degrades the environment, and as well as creates health hazards to human beings. One opening to this bottleneck is that this
21 Jan 2008

An investigation of the effectiveness of locally available materials as oil spill sorbents for Sri Lanka

The effectiveness of seven locally available natural organic materials as oil spill sorbents was tested. The study specifically focused on determining, the behaviour of loose material on a layer of oil, oil sorption capacity of different types
21 Jan 2008

Utilization of sewage sludge as a potting media for tree nursery

Dumping of sewage sludge in the outer of cities leads to silting of nearby tanks, polluting the lands and also air they burn, which is a burning problem in urban areas. This sewage sludge is rich in
21 Jan 2008

Wastewater use in agriculture in Sri Lanka: A case study from Kurunegala Sri Lanka

Wastewater management, including treatment, is vital to protect human health and prevent the contamination of lakes and rivers; but for most developing countries this solution is prohibitively expensive. In such cases, applying wastewater to agricultural lands is
21 Jan 2008

Suitability of some agro-industrial by-products as litter material for poultry: Physio-chemical properties

Paddy-husk (PH) based deep litter system is the most popular poultry management system in Sri Lanka. Physio-chemical properties of PH make it an ideal litter material for poultry keeping. Since PH is increasingly been demanded by other
21 Jan 2008

Media properties of different vermicompost and coir dust mixtures

In recent years, the demand for coir dust has increased as it is widely used as a growth medium in soil less culture. Since it is low in nutrients, when mixed with vermicompost, will provide a better
21 Jan 2008

Shrimp waste management: Use of dried papaya milk in chitosan manufacture

Chitin is the second most abundant carbon biopolymer on earth, next to cellulose. It is the major constituent in the exo-skeleton of crustacean water animals such as shrimps, crabs etc. Shrimp waste is a major cause for
21 Jan 2008

Development of a flexible porous pipe using rubber crumb and recycled

The main objective of this study is to develop a porous flexible rubber pipe utilizing the rubber crumb and recycled polyethylene for micro irrigation system to maintain under ground moisture content. The research work was mainly based