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Bioethanol Production from Waste Paper: An Alternative Energy Source

Egbe, Zimife M. and Nwinyi, Obinna and Ahuekwe, Eze Frank and GEORGE, DANGO ZILPAH (2021) Bioethanol Production from Waste Paper: An Alternative Energy Source. In: 3rd International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Environment, 2021, Online.

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Bioethanol is one of the best alternative form of energy source in place of fossil fuels. In this study, bioethanol was produced from waste paper following a pre-treatment. The isolates used were isolated from fresh palm wine and characterized via standard microbiological methods. The pre-treatment was done using 5%, 10% and 50% concentrations of sulphuric acid and sodium hydroxide respectively. Results obtained showed that the concentration of glucose from the substrates ranged between 0.2-0.8 ppm with 10% sulphuric acid giving the highest glucose yield. The fermentation of the sugar was carried out using Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the production of bioethanol, which was recovered by fractional distillation. From this study, the production of bioethanol from waste paper is a veritable means of shoring up energy deficit especially in the developing countries.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acid pre-treatment, Alkali pretreatment, Bioethanol, Waste paper, Saccharomyces
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 10 May 2023 11:33
Last Modified: 10 May 2023 11:33

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