Project Title Vermicompost Worm Separator
Project Category Innovation
Abstract In large scale vermicomposting, the process is done in concrete beds of 10 ft by 3 ft. When the vermicompost are matured and ready for sale, the earthworms have to harvested. In the conventional method, the earthworms are picked by hand after racking through the vermicompost with a hand scoop. The Vermicompost Worm Separator is a two-stacked bin with an enclosed top bin kept at temperature of 45ËšC with holes at the bottom to allow the worms to migrate to the cooler bottom bin leaving behind the compost due to the heat. The migration process completes within two days and the vermicompost can be packed. In addition, the earthworms will not be injured as there is no need to rack through the vermicompost to search for them. Thus the job of harvesting the earthworm is made cleaner, quicker, easier, safer and more economical for the producers in the agriculture industry.
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2015-08-27


Staff Status
Margaret Chan, Prof. Madya Dr. Leader


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
Young Invention, Innovation & Design 2012 2012-02-25 Campus Participation Dewan Jubli, UiTM Sarawak