Development and Design of Household Composter

Publication Date : 20/06/2019


Author(s) :

A. Mohd Shahrir, S. Yahya, M.A. Amir Syariffuddeen, A. Saiful Azwan, S. Masniza, M.S. Zainun, M.Y. Mohd Akmal, H. Azman, A. Sha’fie, M.A.T. Mohd Hafiz, S. Amir Redzuan, Z.A. Mohd Zaimi, J. Shukri, S. Mohd Azmirredzuan.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
,
Issue 1
(06 - 2019)



Abstract :

As urbanization influenced the lifestyle of folks in the city, the problem with solid waste management is rapidly becoming a huge consequences. Treating household’s waste at source would help to ease the waste management problem before turning into a crisis. A new prototype household composter was designed to accommodate the city households which can manage, dispose and utilize kitchen and food waste. This two-tier household composter with a capacity of 5 kilograms kitchen and food waste and duration taken for composting process between 7 to 8 days, easy maintenance and user friendly. The results indicated the effective operational performance of the prototype household composter in practice and the output compost complies with standard with no bad odour (soil earth odour) and ready to use for plant application. The household composter hence effectively replaces the kitchen waste bin with significant value addition and can help to minimizes greenhouse gases emissions. This will also help to cultivate a culture among householders in adopting the composting practice in their daily activities as common practice.


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