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Sustainable biogas production from waste in potential states in Nigeria – alternative source of energy

Okoro, Emeka Emmanuel and Okafor, Ikechukwu and Igwilo, K. C. and Orodu, Kale B. and Mamudu, Angela Onose (2020) Sustainable biogas production from waste in potential states in Nigeria – alternative source of energy. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 38 (4). pp. 627-643.

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Most states in Nigeria are faced with the challenge of ensuring a sustainable energy supply and safe waste management. Anaerobic digestion meets the requirements of sustainable alternative fuels and is also an environmental disposal method. Producing clean alternative biogas energy from waste is also one of the best ways to meet these challenges. This study uses a bottom-up resource-oriented approach to assess the biogas potential in Nigeria through the use of organic waste. The objective is to analyse the potential in utilising the available organic waste during anaerobic digestion. The analysis summarises several studies on this issue from 2001 to 2019, and their conclusions are highlighted and used to infer the importance of converting these organic wastes into biogas. The environmental impact of the process is so great that it must be taken into account. However, Nigeria does not have an appropriate and suitable source separation scheme and should invest in waste separation. Source separation or central separation, as the environmental impacts associated with waste management and biogas production, must be considered. The results show the considerable potential of biogas over the next three decades due to rising waste generation and proposed deployment of infrastructure for improving waste collection efficiency.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biogassustainable and renewable energypost-harvest wastealternative source of energyorganic fraction
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2021 15:55
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2021 15:55

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