Banana and cassava peel waste bioconversion using black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae

Rahmi, Firli Azkia and Elfidasari, Dewi and Fahmi, Melta Rini (2020) Banana and cassava peel waste bioconversion using black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae. International Journal of Entomology Research, 5 (4). pp. 67-70. ISSN 2455-4758

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Banana and cassava are typical plant which produces useful fruits and tubers. However, the improper management of peel waste poses danger to the environment and human health. Previous research stated that, black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) is used as bioconversion agents that can convert various types of organic wastes into high-nutrient biomass products and also, residues as organic fertilizer / compost. This study was aimed to analyze the growth and nutritional content of BSFL, the physical properties of compost, produced from banana peel processing and cassava peel waste. The BSFL growing media used in this study were, banana peel waste (L1), cassava peel waste (L2), and a mixture of both banana and cassava peel waste (L3) with a ratio of 1:1. Meanwhile, the results showed that the highest BSFL growth (including: length, width, and weight) was generated in the L1 treatment, followed by the L3 and L2 treatments. Also, proximate analysis indicated that, larvae have a protein and fat content of 25.34-33.71% and 6.11-28.27% respectively. Therefore, the resulting fine residue satisfies the requirements for soil compost.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bioconversion, banana peel, cassava peel, black soldier fly larvae (BSFL), Hermetia illucens
Subjects: 500 Natural sciences & mathematics > 570 Life sciences (Biology)
500 Natural sciences & mathematics > 580 Plants (Botany)
500 Natural sciences & mathematics > 590 Animals (Zoology)
Divisions: Universitas Al-Azhar Indonesia (UAI) > Fakultas Sains dan Teknologi (FST) > Biologi
Depositing User: Rifda Jilan
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2020 16:23
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 17:23

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