Composting of Fruit Peel From Rutaceae Family

3 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2020

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Murugaragavan Ramasamy

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Rakesh Subramanian Srirangarayan

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Agricultural College and Research Institute

Ramesh Paulin Thangam

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: July 3, 2020

Abstract

The Limonene is present in orange peel waste and it is known to be an antimicrobial properties and it contain more phosphorus, nitrogen and potassium. The citrus fruits contain juice in the range of 35-55%. After juice yield the left out part of fruits viz., peels, membranes, juice vesicles and seed are thrown away as dumping waste. The entrepreneur for the solid waste management should collect the fruit waste and fruit peels from the orchards and markets. The best way to ensure composting efficiency is by involving a variety of fruit and vegetable waste in composite mixture. The microbial consortium exhibiting from rutaceae family plant fruit wastes were engaged in co-composting process for rapid production of compost within a shorter duration.

Keywords: Orange Peel, Citrus Waste, Rutaceae, Co-Composting, Limonene

Suggested Citation

Ramasamy, Murugaragavan and Srirangarayan, Rakesh Subramanian and Paulin Thangam, Ramesh, Composting of Fruit Peel From Rutaceae Family (July 3, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3641904 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3641904

Murugaragavan Ramasamy (Contact Author)

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Rakesh Subramanian Srirangarayan

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Agricultural College and Research Institute ( email )

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Ramesh Paulin Thangam

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