Vermitechnology as new Sub-category under Resource Recovery!?!

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Re: Vermicomposting as new Sub-category under Resource Recovery!?!

Vermitechnology is the process by which organic material is feed to a special types of worm species with the purpose of converting the organic material into increased worm biomass and ‘Bio-compost’  ( www.wastewaterevaporation.com/Vermitechnology.html )

Vermitechnology can be defined as a system used for the handling and breakdown of organic waste matter by employing the action of earthworms (Garg et al. 2006; Vivas et al. 2009). It is one of the many systems employed for organic waste disposal, but one that is internationally accepted as environment-friendly. ( proxdeveloper.com/vermitechnology/ )


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NOTE: on page 14 this publication also refers to vermitechnology for sewage treatment!

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Re: Vermicomposting as new Sub-category under Resource Recovery!?!

Yes, I saw that, too. That publication is talking about organic solid waste that is being treated, not wastewater. Hence my concern that vermitechnology is not a good overarching term, as it's already being used as a synonym for vermicomposting.
Of course we can try to change the use of the term but I'd say that's an uphill battle...
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Re: Vermicomposting as new Sub-category under Resource Recovery!?!

hi Elisabeth,

I don't understand why you talk of one (1) publication which you have seen too. I have posted five (5) links.

'Vermitechnology' is not only a synonym for 'vermicomposting' but both are the overarching terms for what happens in all these processes: organic waste is fed to worms, they digest it and excrete it as worm cast (humus). And this organic waste can be kitchen waste, farm waste, cattle dung, horse droppings or human excreta. Worms don't mind and eat it all.

Therefore, in the publications which I quoted, sometimes this or that waste stream is named or not. It doesn't matter, as long as it is organic waste, it can be processed by vermitechnology. And it doesn't matter whether you feed the human excreta to them as fresh poo, as FS, septage or sewage: the vermidigester will filter through any fluids, retain the solids and offer them to the worms as food.

As said, not all publications list all waste streams which vermitechnology can process, but the following name organic solid waste and waste water:

... is known as Vermitechnology. It is a useful technique for stabilization of both industrial and domestic organic waste, organic farming and waste water treatment.  ( babrone.edu.in/blog/?p=1474 )

Vermitechnology is emerging as an environmentally sustainable, economically viable and socially acceptable technology all over the world consisting of several categories: vermi-composting (management of most organic wastes); vermi-filtration (treatment of municipal and several industrial wastewaters); ( www.globalsciencebooks.info/Online/GSBOn...SDP_4(SI1)22-47o.pdf )

Please have a look at all 5 publications (and  we could possibly find more) and you will be convinced that vermitechnology is very well an overarching term for the processing of organic material by worms no matter whether the organic solids are from the kitchen or from the toilet.

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Re: Vermicomposting as new Sub-category under Resource Recovery!?!

Ah OK. I only looked at the first one and as it contradicted what you had said, I stopped there. It seems that there is no broad consensus yet about what vermitechnology means, with some publications saying one thing, some publications saying another. 

Dean: what is your opinion on this? You also haven't yet weighed in on the question of changing around the sub-categories on this forum, as per Hajo's suggestion? If you and Hajo (and others?) agree then I won't stand in the way.

And how about creating a new Wikipedia article about vermitechnology? This would be the best way to try and "shift" how the term is used into the right direction. Just make sure you use reliable references. It might be just a short overview article, like this one:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_toilet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sewerage 

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Re: Vermicomposting as new Sub-category under Resource Recovery!?!

hi all,

there may be no discrete definition (yet) of the term 'vermitechnology' as there are also different facets of 'dry toilets' as indicated in the Wikipedia article which you refer to.

Therefore, I support your idea having a Wikipedia article for 'vermitechnology' so that we anchor the term with the public and get it into the heads of decision makers more easily. Currently you are referred to 'vermicompost' on Wikipedia when you search 'vermitechnology'. I am not sure whether I am good at it, but if Dean wants taking the lead, I can support him in writing the article on Wikipedia. You are never too old learning something new.

My proposal is not just changing sub-categories around. I want to give 'vermitechnology' the focus which it deserves by creating an own sub-category of it. Come on, Dean, let's do it, the sub-category and the Wikipedia article ... :-) :-)

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Re: Vermicomposting as new Sub-category under Resource Recovery!?!

Vermitechnology is the overarching term, vermicomposting (and other technologies such as vermifilters) sits under this as a subset. Happy to contribute to a wikipedia article.
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Re: Vermicomposting as new Sub-category under Resource Recovery!?!

Thanks, Dean... I'll send you a first draft of a Table of Contents for a Wikipedia article on Vermitechnology by email...
We have then to agree where and how we develop the article.

Since you do not express your feelings about a new 'sub-category' for 'Vermitechnology' under 'Resource Recovery' in  the Forum you leave the responsibility for Elisabeth to decide... :-) :-).. 

My idea is also that we use the SuSanA forum as the discussion forum for this topic and then see which 'conclusions' from the forum can be fed into the Wikipedia article. Newcomers to the Vermitechnology Topic on SuSanA are then always referred first to read the Wikipedia Article before they join and ask questions which may have been asked before and are answered on Wikipedia.

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Re: Vermicomposting as new Sub-category under Resource Recovery!?!

Hi Harry,

On 10 November you wrote: "Yes...  But I don't  think anyone is disagreeing." I am unsure what you were referring to? Was that a "yes" with regards to Hajo's proposal to re-arrange the sub-categories or was it a yes to Dean's statements?

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Elizabeth
I was agreeing with Hajo's proposal and his rationale to get Vermi........ more profile. 
The detail? I don't have the expertise to comment.  I do however, have a sense that you, Dean and others agree with the proposal but  want to do it correctly and effectively.
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