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Biochemical conversion of fruit rind of Telfairia occidentalis (fluted pumpkin) and poultry manure

Dahunsi, S. O. and Oranusi, S. U. and Efeovbokhan, Vincent Enon and Zahedi, Soraya and Ojediran, John O. and Olayanju, Adeniyi and Oluyori, Abimbola P. and Adekanye, Timothy A. and Izebere, John O. and Enyinnaya, Munachi (2018) Biochemical conversion of fruit rind of Telfairia occidentalis (fluted pumpkin) and poultry manure. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects. ISSN 1556-7230

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Environmental pollution by solid wastes and inadequate energy supply are some of the major challenges facing the developing world. This study evaluated the potentials of Fluted pumpkin fruit rind and poultry manure for biogas generation. Mechanical and thermo-alkaline pre-treatments were applied to two samples labeled ‘O’ and ‘P’ while the third sample (Q) had no thermo-alkaline treatment. The physicochemical characteristics of the substrates revealed richness in nutrients and mineral elements. The results showed that use of a combination of pre-treatment methods enhanced the biogas yield in the pre-treated substrates. Analysis of the gas composition showed 66.5 ± 2.5% Methane, 25 ± 1% Carbon dioxide; 58.5 ± 2.5% Methane, 26 ± 1% Carbon dioxide; 54.5 ± 1.5% Methane, 28 ± 2% Carbon dioxide for the three experiments, respectively. All the obtained values show the models had a high predictive ability. The substrates should be further used for energy generation

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biogas; biomass; methane; microorganisms; pre-treatment; rumen content
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2018 11:01
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2018 11:01

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