DEVELOPMENT OF A BATCH FEED BIOGAS DIGESTER FOR PRODUCTION OF COOKING-GAS
Energy is an important aspect of life needed to achieve socio-economic activities such as transportation, heat and electricity and so on. Presently, the demand for energy is more than its supply making the deployment of renewable energy such as solar, wind, biomass, and biogas necessary to meet the global increase in energy demand. Thus, this study focused on the design and construct of a batch feed digester for the production of biogas as a renewable energy source for domestic use. The digester was made with plastic container equipped with inlet port for feed, digesting chamber and the burner. The digester was tested using compost of cassava, plantain peels and cow dung. The findings of the study showed that the volume of gas produced was 0.04 m2 with a mass of 0.027 kg at a density of 0.678 kg/m3, a pressure of 89.9N/m2 and at a temperature of 39Â°C. The percentage of gas produced was 65% methane (CH4), 30% carbon dioxide (CO2) and 5% water vapor (H2O). This result shows that biogas generation could be achieved in the kitchen to aid household production of cooking gas. Biogas production if carried out at commercial scale would not only provide an alternative source of energy but would also be a means of waste disposal technique.
Authors : Kabri, H.U., Burmamu, B.R., Abdullahi, B. and Ajayi, T.D.
Category : Open Access Volume (Issue) : 8(2) Date Uploaded : 28th January 2023