Bioconversion of waste paper by termites: a landfill of opportunity

Bioconversion of waste paper by termites: a landfill of opportunity Encyclopedia

  • Author(s): Severtson, D
  • Published: 2006
  • Publisher: Desert Knowledge CRC

Abstract: Waste paper is in large supply in landfills and increasing daily; especially where recycling is not economically feasible. Since termites obtain most of their energy requirements from the digestion of cellulose, there is an opportunity to utilise their services to break down this waste paper and utilise the resulting termite biomass as a food source for the aquaculture, pig, and poultry industries. Nutrients left behind in termite wastes may also be useful for horticultural purposes, particularly compost.

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Severtson, D, 2006, Bioconversion of waste paper by termites: a landfill of opportunity, Encyclopedia, viewed 02 July 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=6463.

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