Commercial Biogas Production from Domestic Solid Waste

Commercial Biogas Production from Domestic Solid Waste

This chapter presents a study on the investigation of the potentials of commercial biogas production from biodegradable waste in Benin metropolis. The study was carried out in two phases. The first phase involved characterization of solid waste generated and determination of the quantity of potential feedstock for biogas production in Benin metropolis and the second phase was determination of the amount of biogas obtainable from biodegradable waste in the metropolis. The results from the study showed that an average daily generation rate of 0.358 kg per person per day (ppd.) of solid waste is generated in study area. Food waste accounted for about 78.5% of the generated solid waste representing 0.281 kg per person per day (ppd.) and a total daily food waste generation of about 305.1 tonnes. Based on this value for food waste the obtainable biogas was estimated to be 28,836.91 m3 of biogas per day. This volume of biogas can provide cooking gas for about 26 thousand families per month in Benin metropolis or alternatively can be utilized to generate about 49.0MW of electricity per day.

Author (s) Detail

E. P. Akhator
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.

D. I. Igbinomwanhia
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.

A. I. Obanor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.

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