Effect of Black Soldier Fly larvae biomass on food waste composting / Amirul Iman Marhaidan

Marhaidan, Amirul Iman (2023) Effect of Black Soldier Fly larvae biomass on food waste composting / Amirul Iman Marhaidan. [Student Project] (Submitted)


Due to rising demand for food as a result of rapid urbanization and population growth, organic waste management is becoming increasingly important in the fight against pollution. Currently, organic waste, including food waste, is disposed of through landfill disposal, incineration, and anaerobic digestion; however, these techniques are not sustainable in the long run and need to be replaced. It is becoming increasingly popular to employ Black Soldier Fly Larvae (Hermetia illucens) (BSFL) in the treatment of organic waste due to their low cost and low impact on the environment. Remarkably, BSFL may reduce many waste streams while simultaneously generating useful byproducts like oil and protein that can be used as organic fertilizers or consumed by people or animals. Using black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens) as a bioconversion agent, we report on our findings in the treatment of food waste. This is conditional on four variables: the influence on various food waste kinds, the amount of food waste, the BSFL, and the type of food waste (either single or mixed). We examine the best circumstances for BSFL to thrive and how it might multiply during waste-handling procedures. All of the samples were put through a battery of tests in the lab to see whether any of the variables affected BSFL's capacity to convert organic waste into fertilizer.


Item Type: Student Project
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Marhaidan, Amirul Iman
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Mohd, Norzila
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > Organic chemistry
Q Science > QL Zoology > Invertebrates > Arthropoda > Insects > Diptera (Flies)
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Terengganu > Dungun Campus > Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Programme: Diploma in Chemical Engineering
Keywords: Black Soldier Fly Larvae Biomass ; Food Waste
Date: 2023
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/81053
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