Composting and vermicomposting used to break down and remove pollutants from organic waste: a mini review

Authors

  • Alena Grasserová Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Vídeňská 1083, 14220, Prague 4, Czech Republic; Institute for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Benátská 2, 12801, Prague 2, Czech Republic
  • Aleš Hanč Department of Agro-Environmental Chemistry and Plant Nutrition, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, 16500, Prague 6, Czech Republic
  • Petra Innemanová Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Vídeňská 1083, 14220, Prague 4, Czech Republic; DEKONTA a.s., Dřetovice 109, 273 42 Stehelčeves, Czech Republic
  • Tomáš Cajthaml Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Vídeňská 1083, 14220, Prague 4, Czech Republic; Institute for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Benátská 2, 12801, Prague 2, Czech Republic

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14712/23361964.2020.2

Keywords:

composting, earthworms, sewage sludge, organic pullutants, heavy metals

Abstract

The advantages of combining composting and vermicomposting to break down and remove pollutants from organic waste are reviewed. This mini-review aims to present the benefits of combining these methods and the outcome of specific cases of environmental remediation.

Published

2020-06-22

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