Release of book entitled “Distillery Spent Wash and It’s Utilization in Agriculture”

Release of book entitled “Distillery Spent Wash and It’s Utilization in Agriculture”

It is with immense pleasure that we announce the publication of the Book entitled “Distillery Spent Wash and It’s Utilization in Agriculture”. We are honoured that the book was released by Honorable Shri Prakash Javadekar ji, Minister of  Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India.

The Book

The Book has been authored by Dr. Yashpal Singh, Chairman of the Wealthy Waste School India who has almost 45 years of experience in Ecology, Environment and Pollution Control. The Book spread over 360 pages reviews about 350 articles and other publications related to Distillery waste management and the utilization of distillery spent wash in Agriculture. Divided into 7 sections, the Book deals with the Indian Distillery Industry, the Manufacturing process, the composition of Effluents, the Environmental impacts and treatment technologies, utilization of spent wash in Agriculture including pre-sown land application, ferti-irrigation, bio composting and soil reclamation. It also describes some international practices in the utilization of Spent wash in Agriculture. The book also very comprehensively deals with the major provisions of the Environment, Forest and Pollution Control Laws in India and the views of the Honorable NGT on sustainable Technology adoption. The Book would assist industry, regulators, agricultural practitioners and also scholars and scientist working in the field of distillery west management and agriculture and would specially help them to explore sustainable options to treat spent wash and how by replacing conventional fresh water irrigation and chemical fertilizers with spent wash they could prevent environmental damage and also boost agricultural productivity.

The Central Idea

Distillery spent wash does not contain any toxic heavy metals and being of plant origin and rich in nutrients serves as a good fertilizer for crops, more effective than the inorganic or mixed fertilizers being used by farmers. The energy, fertilization and irrigation potential of distillery effluent has helped the industry to recycle wastes and bring down pollution as a result of which the sector has been able to build immense social acceptability now. Utilisation of distillery effluents in agricultural fields either as biocompost, ferti-irrigation or one time land application creates organic fertilization, reduces the pH, increases the availability of nutrients, increases water retention and also improves the physical properties of soil. The ammonification, nitrification and enzyme activities of the soil have been observed to increase augmenting thereby the N availability in soil. When applied to soil, the color of effluent is amenable to microbial and photo degradation. Some authors have observed that spent wash irrigation may also lower the incidence of insect pests. Spent wash could also be used for composting the trash in fields and for reclamation of sodic lands.

Nutrient recycling through the application of vinasse and filter cake to sugar cane crops in Brazil has reduced the consumption of fertilizers as compared to other crops. In Australia spent wash is blended with additional crop nutrients and sold as manure. The Mexican Government program for ferti-irrigation has achieved water saving of 40% and an energy reduction of 32%. The program has also helped to increase the harvested area by 18% and the yield by 30% giving an internal rate of return of 16% to the Farmers.

The Book may be of interest to you. I wonder if your company would want to persons copies for yourself, your staff and your library. The book is available on Amazon. I am providing the link bellow:

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