Waste and Biomass Valorization

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 933–939 | Cite as

Efficacy of Waste Biomass Based Tablet Formulation for Cockroach Control

  • Megha Pant
  • Saurabh DubeyEmail author
  • Eldho Varghese
  • Neeraj Kumar
  • Satya Narayan Naik
  • Phool Kumar Patanjali
Original Paper


The current paper has elaborated the efficient utilization of house hold botanical waste like OP (orange peel), UTL (used tea leaves) and industrial waste i.e., KCP and JCP (non-edible oil seed cakes of Karanja and jatropha) for developing a herbal tablet formulation for cockroach control. The percentage mortality and KD50 values recorded with and without KCP and JCP were 25.9597, 100% (after 96 h) and 50.6697, 90% (After 96 h). Analysis with ATR-FTIR also confirmed the presence of presence of OP; KCP& JCP in tablet composition. SEM analysis generated the morphological details for the tablet containing active and other inert ingredients.


Jatropha cake powder (JCP) Karanja cake powder (KCP) Orange powder (OP) Used tea leaves powder (UTL) 



The authors gratefully acknowledge support from the University Grants Commission, India, Grant Number: F.15–42/SAII/2012, and from Dr. Rajesh,Senior Scientist, IARI, Agrochemical Division, New Delhi, India.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Megha Pant
    • 1
    • 4
  • Saurabh Dubey
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eldho Varghese
    • 2
  • Neeraj Kumar
    • 3
  • Satya Narayan Naik
    • 1
  • Phool Kumar Patanjali
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Rural Development and Technology(CRDT)Indian Institute of Technology, DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Division of Design of ExperimentsIndian Agricultural Statistics Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Agricultural ChemicalsIndian Agricultural Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia
  4. 4.Formulation DivisionInstitute of Pesticide and Formulation TechnologyGurgaonIndia

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