Co-Composting Process Of Bagasse And Sludge From Sugarcane Industry With Influence Of Difference Initial C/N Value And Aeration
Siswi Indrasti, Nastiti
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The purpose of this research was to utilize bagasse and sludge of the sugarcane industry through cocomposting processes for producing compost and determine the influence of aeration and C/N ratio. In composting process, bagasse and sludge combination were composted at C/N value of 30, 40, and 50 and aeration flow rate were set on 0.4 l/minutes.kg and 1.2 l/minutes.kg. The research was carried out two stages, that was preliminary research to determine the composition of raw materials mixture, and primary research for determining C/N value during composting. Parameters monitored during composting were temperature done every day, pH and C/N determined every week. The result showed that aeration treatment did not give noticeable effect on C/N value and compost with initial C/N value of 30 gave the fastest decomposition process in co-composting stages.