The Development of Organic Fertiliser using Digestate from Anaerobic Digestion by Composting as Preliminary Process
Authors: Muhd Shahril N. Ismail, Nasehir K. Yahaya, Muhammad Azroie M. Yusoff, Dzulkhairi T. Mustaffa
Water Quality Laboratory, National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM), Lot 5377, Jalan Putra Permai, Rizab Melayu Sungai Kuyoh, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor.
Corresponding author: Muhd Shahril N. Ismail
Email: [email protected]
Composting technique has the lowest operational cost and is an economical option to costly fertiliser used to improve soil nutrients. The purpose of this study is to utilise digestive from anaerobic digestion by composting process with an aerated static pile composting design. In addition, this research required 14 weeks to have the final product ready to be used directly for agriculture crops, and it shows that the final moisture content and temperature values were 42% and 31°C, respectively and the results also showed that nutrients and the final compost product were within adequate limits for use as soil agriculture conditions. On the other hand, it also can encourage and promote green practices to the environment and community.
Keywords: Composting, Cow dung, fertiliser,