For managing both the fecal and tannery liming sludges by making an agriculture grade compost through their mixing, ITN-BUET has commenced a research project on conversion of fecal and tannery waste to resource (compost). Dr. Md. Abul Hashem, Associate Professor, Department of Leather Engineering of KUET will lead this research as Principal investigator. This research will focus on both laboratory scale investigation and field level application. Compost produced through this research will be applied in the field to investigate the seed germination capacity of the crops. Plant growth and uptaking of metals and nutrient will be assessed. The proposed research is expected to reduce the volume of fecal and tannery wastes and find out a suitable alternative use.
- To find out the suitability of using fecal sludge and liming sludge for making agricultural grade compost
- To examine physicochemical characteristics of the compost e.g., nutrient NPKS (Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium, and Sulphur) and metals content, etc.
- To evaluate the seed germination capacity of the prepared compost
Dr. Md. Abul Hashem, Associate Professor, Department of Leather Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET)