Uhuegbu, Chidi C. and Onuorah, Loretta O. (2014) PRODUCTION OF BIOGAS FROM PLANTAIN PEELS. Research Journal in Engineering and Applied Sciences, 3 (2). pp. 145-150. ISSN 2276-8467

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Digester has been successful designed with local available material. The plantain peels were obtained from commercial fried plantain dealers in Canaanland Ota Ogun State directly opposite Cafetena 2. The cow dung was obtained from cafetena 1. The digester for the fermentation of the waste was a metal prototype of 0.3m3 capacity. Plantain peels blended with cow dung and water at mixture ratio of 2.5kg, 2.0kg and 4.14kg respectively, were used to produce biogas at ambient temperature range of 260C to 360C and influent temperature range of 320C to 420C with a retention period of 40days. Gas produced lighted Bunsen burner indicating that the methane content is at least 45%. The Ash content gives an indication of the mineral content of the waste showing that it would be a very good bio fertilizer providing enough mineral sources to the soil. This will provide a cheap source of energy as well resolving issue of producing carbon dioxide and clean environment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences
Depositing User: miss ifeoma agbo
Date Deposited: 02 May 2019 14:26
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 14:26

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