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An Evaluation of Slaughterhouse Wastes in South-West Nigeria

Omole, D. O. and Ogbiye, S. A. (2013) An Evaluation of Slaughterhouse Wastes in South-West Nigeria. American Journal of Environmental Protection, 2 (3). pp. 85-89. ISSN 2328-7233

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This study was carried out at ten randomly selected slaughterhouses situated in Lagos and Ogun States, Nigeria. The aim was to evaluate the current waste generation and waste handling practices while exploring the possibility of reducing to the barest minimum the percentage of live weight cow that is considered as waste. This was achieved through questionnaire application, live interviews, literature review and physical inspection. It was shown that just 5 % of the total slaughtered animal weight, arising from bovine blood, dung and undigested paunch contents, coupled with the large volume of water required to wash off this small percentage of animal parts constituted the greatest proportion of environmental problems associated with slaughterhouse operations. Ways through which these waste materials could be converted into wealth, thereby relieving the environment from their harmful effects were suggested.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Slaughterhouse, Solid Waste, Cattle, Wastewater, Regulation
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Dr D.O. OMOLE
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2015 11:50
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 10:56

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