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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

Biogas Production Using Cow Dung From Abakaliki Abattoir In South-Eastern Nigeria

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O. C. Ozor, M. V. Agah, K. I. Ogbu, A. U. Nnachi, O. E. Udu-ibiam, M. M. Agwu



Index Terms— Abakaliki, Biogas, Bioreactor, Cow dung, Wastes



Abstract— The demand, high costs and health implications of using energy derived from hydrocarbon compound have necessitated the continuous search for alternative source of energy. Cow dung as a renewable source of energy supply has been proven to be very efficient. This study investigated the production of biogas using cow dung from Abakaliki abattoir located in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. A 2ml/g of the cow dung was used in this study. The digestion was carried out in a 10 L anaerobic digester at a temperature of 250C to 300C and uncontrolled pH for a period of 3 weeks. About 23 cm3 of biogas was produced on the 22nd day. Thus biogas production from cow dung is a good and cheap alternative source of energy. The use of biogas will not only serve as a source of fuel but will also help in the management of waste. The biomass generated after digestion can be used both as animal feed and to improve soil fertility. It is therefore recommended that large scale production of biogas from wastes should be undertaken by all as the wastes around you today can become your wealth tomorrow.



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