Publication Date : 30/12/2020

Author(s) :

Tasiu M and Yola, I. A, Tasiu, M., Yola, I. A..

Volume/Issue :
Volume 16
Issue 1
(12 - 2020)

Abstract :

This study investigated the potential of Kaduna metropolitan municipal solid waste for power generation. Samples of municipal solid wastes from Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Igabi and Chikum dumpsites were collected. Proximate and Ultimate analyses were used to determine chemical composition of the wastes. The results of the proximate analysis have shown that, percentage moisture content was found to be in the range of(29.91-36.77)%, volatile matter in the range of (57.60-65.32)%, Ash content in the range of(31.50–40.07)% and fixed carbon in the range of (2.30-4.16)%.From the Ultimate analysis, the percentages of Nitrogen, Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen and Sulphur in the dumpsites were found to be in the range of (0.14-0.18)%; (4.9-10.18)%; (0.05-0.34)%; (1.21-8.378)% and (0.14-0.42)%,respectively. The average Calorific value of the waste samples from the four dumpsites was also determined using ASTM(D5468) and was found to be 7,418.20 kJ/kg. The total energy potentials of Kaduna metropolitan solid waste was found to be 1,535,185.44 kWh/day. Therefore, this study concludes that the municipal solid waste of Kaduna metropolis may be suitable for energy production due to high calorific value as well as low moisture content of the waste

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