Periodically, articles are published that provide an overview of the BSF and its use in waste management. In many cases, information presented is a rehash of previously published material in books or other review articles. So, it can be challenging to locate the unique information presented. Now, don't get me wrong. I appreciate any and all papers published on the topic as they all serve a purpose in terms of education and perspective given.
But with regards to today's post.... every now and again, a unique article (a nugget of gold) comes along that I think provides some unique assessments of the BSF as related to a given topic. This paper does exactly that:
Kumar, S., S. Negi, A. Mandpe, R. V. Singh, and A. Hussain. 2018. Rapid composting techniques in Indian context and utilization of black soldier fly for enhanced decomposition of biodegradable wastes - A comprehensive review. J Environ Manage 227: 189-199.
This paper provides some very detailed assessments of the BSF for waste management and where it fits in the current paradigm of BSF industrialization. They provide a general overview of composting (e.g., vermiculture) in general as well. And, they take it a step farther and offer information on current patents (limited overview) currently on BSF technology.
I highly encourage everyone to read this paper if available to you.
Jeffery K. Tomberlin, PhD, Humbled by paper out of India (good show!)
Individuals with over 25 years research experience with the black soldier fly. We are passionate about the science behind the black soldier fly and its ability to convert waste to protein.
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