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Waste Characterisation and Recoverable Energy Potential Using Waste Generated in a Model Community in Nigeria

Okeniyi, Joshua Olusegun and Anwan, E.U. and Okeniyi, E.T. (2012) Waste Characterisation and Recoverable Energy Potential Using Waste Generated in a Model Community in Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 5 (4). pp. 232-240. ISSN 19947887

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Abstract

Reclaimable energy generated from waste is a major source of environmentally sustainable energy that is not yet explored in Nigeria. This study therefore, investigated the energy recoverable potential from waste, using waste materials generated in a model community in Nigeria. For the model community of the country, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria was used, because of its existing form of waste management system. Solid waste generated in this model community was characterised into its separate components and this was then subjected to an estimation model by which the recoverable energy potential from the waste was evaluated. For this, method of waste to energy calorific value evaluations were employed for predicting equivalent energy availability from the waste in kWh and in equivalent tonnes of oil. Results obtained from the study show abounding viability of favourable energy potential that could be as high as 8967.13 MJ day -1, equivalent to 2490.87 kWh day -1 or 0.6227 tonnes of oil equivalent per day. These findings bare suggestions of the need for the development of waste management system infused with energy reclamation policy, from waste, for supplementing communal energy needs and annexing other social benefits accruable from such policy implementation. © 2012 Asian Network for Scientific Information.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Calorific value; Equivalent energy; Solid waste characterisation; Sustainable environment; Waste energy recovery potential
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Dr Joshua Olusegun Okeniyi
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2016 11:18
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 09:26
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6879

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