African Journal of
Environmental Science and Technology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0786
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJEST
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 1044

Full Length Research Paper

Optimization of oxygen consumption and reduction of organic matter from waste during the fermentation phase: Case of the composting platform in Lomé, Togo

Edem Komi Koledzi
  • Edem Komi Koledzi
  • Laboratory of Waste Management, Treatment and Recovery (GTVD), Faculty of Sciences, University of Lomé, P. O. Box 1515 Lomé-Togo.
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Kwamivi Nyonuwosro Segbeaya
  • Kwamivi Nyonuwosro Segbeaya
  • Laboratory of Waste Management, Treatment and Recovery (GTVD), Faculty of Sciences, University of Lomé, P. O. Box 1515 Lomé-Togo.
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Nitale M’Balikine Krou
  • Nitale M’Balikine Krou
  • Laboratory of Sanitation, Water Science and Environment (LASEE), Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Kara, P. O. Box 404 Kara, Togo.
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  •  Received: 02 December 2020
  •  Accepted: 09 June 2021
  •  Published: 30 June 2021


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Krou NM, Baba G, Martin-Pascual J, Zamorano TM (2019). Stabilisation co-composting dry drain sludge with fermentescible fractions of household garbage from the city of Sokodé (Togo). International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 13(7):3234-3246.


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Tchanaté KN, Segbeaya KN, Koledzi KE, Baba G (2017). Evaluation of the physicochemical and agronomic quality of the composts of urban waste of the towns of lome and Kara in Togo. European Journal of Scientific Research 147(4):469-474.


Toundou (2018). Evaluation of the chemical and agronomic characteristics of five waste composts and study of their effects on the chemical properties of the soil, the physiology and the yield of corn (Zea mays L. Var. Ikenne) and tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum L. Var. Tropimech) under two water regimes in Togo.


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Rafolisy T, Thuriès L, Técher P, Moussard G, Paillat JM (2015). « Co-composting of beer sludge and livestock manure in Réunion: hygienization, loss of nutrients and homogeneity of the compost produced. Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment 19(4):329-337.