• Akhmad Zainal Abidin Department of Chemical Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung 40132, Indonesia
  • Soen Steven ᵇBiomass Technology Workshop, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Sumedang 45363, Indonesia ᶜResearch Center for Sustainable Production System and Life Cycle Assessment, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), KST BJ Habibie, Building 720 Puspiptek Area, South Tangerang, Banten 15314, Indonesia
  • Sumriamin Rambe Department of Chemical Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung 40132, Indonesia
  • Alex Matin
  • Elsye Veradika Yemensia ᵃDepartment of Chemical Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung 40132, Indonesia ᶜResearch Center for Sustainable Production System and Life Cycle Assessment, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), KST BJ Habibie, Building 720 Puspiptek Area, South Tangerang, Banten 15314, Indonesia
  • Dian Anggria Sari Department of Biology, Institut Teknologi Sumatera, Lampung 35365, Indonesia
  • Ridwan P. Putra Department of Chemical Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung 40132, Indonesia



Agricultural, Fertilizer, Nutrients, Productivity, Rhizobacteria, Sustainable


Zero waste management program (Masaro) offers a solution to process fruit, vegetable, and food waste. They were fermented at 32oC using two types of opaque plastic bioreactors with volumes of 60 L (first 14 days of fermentation) and 120 L (next 14 days of fermentation), respectively. The product of fermentation is a special liquid fertilizer. In this study, the fertilizer is applied to promote the growth and productivity of red chilli plants (Capsicum annuum L.) for 77 days. The macro and micronutrients in the fertilizer were analyzed using atomic absorption spectroscopy. The microorganisms and the amino acids therein were also characterized. The results inform that 5 mL/L of special liquid fertilizer signifies the average height increase and leaves area enlargement of the chilli plants. The presence of rhizobacteria in the fertilizer is responsible for promoting plant growth and enhancing plant productivity. In addition, this concentration of the fertilizer provides one week earlier of flowering and fruit production, with the highest number of chilli flowers and fruits reaching 28 and 19. Conclusively, the special liquid fertilizer has shown positive impacts on crop production and quality, with lower production costs. It is also effective, sustainable, eco-friendly, and can be applied in various agricultural sectors.

Author Biography

  • Alex Matin

    Department of Chemical Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung 40132, Indonesia


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