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Production of Biogas from Residential Bio-waste with the Digestate as Soil Enhancer

The research involved the generation of biogas by the inoculation of a mixture of residential bio-wastes with fresh rumen from cow to produce biogas. The wastes were collected from residential areas, sorted out, and the bio-wastes was stored in polyethylene bags. They bio-wastes were further broken down into smaller bits and properly mixed with freshly collected cow dung and water to form paste, before they were transferred into the bio-digester. The bio-digester is an air tight cylindrical steel container where anaerobic decomposition of the bio-wastes occurs in the presence of methanogens. The experimental set up was connected and the biogas yield was monitored for a period of 30 days. The biogas generated was stored. The digestate was subjected to further tests, such as Kjeldahl analysis to determine the nitrogen content (0.28%), conductance analysis was also carried out to determine the phosphorus content (137.5μg/ml) and Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS) for potassium content (1.78ppm). The results of the analysis carried out on the digestate showed that it can be used as a soil enricher or bio-fertilizer. The study showed that the residential bio-wastes generated at home can serve as a source for the generation of biogas and hence mitigate pollution arising from indiscriminate waste disposal.

Biogas, Bio-digester, Digestate, Methane

APA Style

Ikelle Ikelle, Nworu Jerome, Eze Nkechi, Nworie Felix, John Jeddidiah, et al. (2023). Production of Biogas from Residential Bio-waste with the Digestate as Soil Enhancer. World Journal of Applied Chemistry, 8(2), 34-38. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.wjac.20230802.12

ACS Style

Ikelle Ikelle; Nworu Jerome; Eze Nkechi; Nworie Felix; John Jeddidiah, et al. Production of Biogas from Residential Bio-waste with the Digestate as Soil Enhancer. World J. Appl. Chem. 2023, 8(2), 34-38. doi: 10.11648/j.wjac.20230802.12

AMA Style

Ikelle Ikelle, Nworu Jerome, Eze Nkechi, Nworie Felix, John Jeddidiah, et al. Production of Biogas from Residential Bio-waste with the Digestate as Soil Enhancer. World J Appl Chem. 2023;8(2):34-38. doi: 10.11648/j.wjac.20230802.12

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