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Biodegradation of Waste Papers: A Sustainable Technology for a Clean Environment

Ojewumi, M. E. and Olanipekun, O. O. and Obanla, O. R. and Abinusawa, A. P. and Kolawole, Oluwatobi (2022) Biodegradation of Waste Papers: A Sustainable Technology for a Clean Environment. In: The United Nations and Sustainable Development Goals. Springer Nature, pp. 249-259. ISBN ISBN978-3-030-95970-8  Online ISBN978-3-030-95971-5

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Solid wastes have posed problems of pollution in both developed and developing countries where they are found in large quantities due to domestic and industrial utilization of such materials, the inability to recycle all wastes has provided the nudging to delve into alternative method of waste management. This project aims at analyzing the effect of fungi metabolites (Enzyme); (Rhizopus) in the bioconversion of waste papers (Foolscap, Newspaper and Brown envelop) into fermentable or reducing sugars. Proximate analysis, alkaline pretreatment with sodium hydroxide and process of deinking for the removal of inks for higher susceptibility of the substrate were carried out on paper samples. Hydrolysis using enzyme was carried out for 7 days. Concentration of reducing sugar present in the samples was done using the Dinitrosalicylic acid test method. Effects of Temperature on the waste sample were analyzed at 37, 40 and 45°C.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2023 12:19
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2023 12:19

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