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Which of the following methods leads to increase of surface area for microorganisms to act?

(a) Vermicomposting

(b) Disintegration

(c) Incineration

(d) Recycling

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Correct option is (b) Disintegration

Easiest explanation: Disintegration before composting leads to removal of bulky wastes thereby, increasing the surface area for microorganisms to act whereas, recycling, vermicomposting and incineration are methods used to degrade the solid wastes.

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