AgroTech Journal
Vol 2, No 2 (2017): Agrotech Journal (ATJ)

FERMENTATION OF WHEY WASTE AS ORGANIC LIQUID FERTILIZER "PUCAFU"

Akib, Muhammad Akhsan (Unknown)
Setiawati, Henny (Unknown)



Article Info

Publish Date
30 Nov 2017

Abstract

Whey waste contains organic materials, particularly high complex proteins and amino acids in the form of suspended and dissolved solids, however the utilization of whey as a organic liquid fertilizer still has a less attention. Thus the Utilization of the whey waste through anaerobic process to be used as a organic liquid fertilizer is the purpose of the research. This research was conducted using factorial design with completely randomized design (CRD) which consists of two factors: the yeast concentration (without yeast; 0.25 and 0.50 g/500 ml of whey waste) and the fermentation time (0, 3, and 5 days). The variables measured were the content of organic C, C/N Ratio, and Total N, P2O5 and K2O contents. The results showed that the fermented whey waste on the different fermentation time and yeast concentration had increased the organic C and C/N ratio, but decreased P2O5 and K2O contents. The utilization of whey combined with solid or other liquid wastes gave a chance to produce a quality organic liquid fertilizer 

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Journal Info

Abbrev

ATJ

Publisher

Subject

Agriculture, Biological Sciences & Forestry Environmental Science

Description

AgroTech Journal (ATJ) is oriented to the regular publishing of research in the areas of agrotechnology. This journal is blind peer reviewer that applies an Open Journal System (OJS). The areas include agriculture, seed science, and technology, agronomy, horticulture, plant biotechnology, soil ...