MICROBIAL CONSORTIUM FOR EFFECTIVE COMPOSTING OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE BY ENZYMATIC ACTIVITIES
ABSTRACT Recycling of Municipal solid waste by composting is a time taken process and to reduce the composting period developing efficient decomposing microorganism is needed. The relationship between microorganisms its enzymatic activities lead for the better understanding to develop microbial consortium for effective composting. In the present study the organisms were screened which produce enzyme like cellulose, pectinase at higher levels of temperature and pH. The temperature ranging from 40 -60oC and pH ranging from 6.0 to 7.0 were found to be favored for enzyme production. Further the three isolates Pseudomonas sp., Trichoderma viride and Trichoderma sp. were found to be better when compared to other isolate and can be used to develop a microbial consortium.