ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Decomposition Characteristics of Selected Solid Organic Wastes by Black Soldier Fly (BSF) Larvae as Affected by Temperature Regimes
 
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Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, IPB University, PO. Box 220 Bogor. 16002
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Dept. of Nutrition and Feed Technology, IPB University, Jl. Agatis, Kampus IPB Darmaga, Bogor 16680
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Dept. of Plant Protection, IPB University, Jl. Kamper, Kampus IPB Darmaga, Wing 7 Level 5. 16680
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Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Management Sciences, IPB University, Bogor. 16680
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Arief Sabdo Yuwono   

Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, IPB University, Campus IPB Darmaga, 16680, Bogor, Indonesia
Submission date: 2020-10-13
Acceptance date: 2020-12-21
Online publication date: 2021-06-07
 
 
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This study aims to assess the decomposition characteristics of selected organic solid waste using Black Soldier Fly (BSF) larvae as affected by temperature regimes. Three types of waste were those originating from a restaurant, a traditional market, and a bread factory. Three temperature regimes (low, moderate, and high) were set up as it represents the Indonesian climate. The larvae flour resulted from the organic waste decomposition was tested as a protein source for day-old chicken (DOC) broiler to test the degree of palatability, whereas the compost quality was analysed according to the national standard. The results of the experiment indicated that the best waste reduction percentage was found at low temperature with a reduction percentage of 91.2%. Wet base protein contents ranged from 8.9- 17.1%, where the highest content was found from the moderate temperature regime. The highest waste reduction index was found in restaurant waste, i.e. 4.33%/day. The highest dry matter consumption rate was obtained from restaurant waste, i.e. 39.65 mg/larvae/day. The palatability index of BSF larvae flour to DOC broiler chickens generates preference number one among other feeds with average daily consumption of 8.0 grams/head/day. The compost quality resulted from the organic waste decomposition process met the Indonesian standard, except the C/N ratio.
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