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Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, ISSN: 2457-1024; 2231-0843 (old),Vol.: 23, Issue.: 1


Determination of Energy Content of the Municipal Solid Waste of Ado – Ekiti Metropolis, Southwest, Nigeria


O. L. Rominiyi1*, O. P. Fapetu2, J. O. Owolabi3 and B. A. Adaramola1

1Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Ekiti State, Nigeria.

2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Technology Akure, P.M.B. 703, Ondo State, Nigeria.

3Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Ekiti State, Nigeria.


Article Information
(1) Abida Farooqi, Department of Environmental Sciences, Quiad-i-Azam University, Pakistan.
(2) Rui Xiao, School of Energy and Environment, Southeast University, China.
(3) Jakub Kostecki, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Zielona Góra, Poland.
(4) Aurora Angela Pisano, Solid and Structural Mechanics, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy.
(5) Singiresu S. Rao, Prof. at Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, USA.
(1) Matheus Poletto, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Brazil.
(2) Prakash Munnoli, SDM College of Engineering and Technology, India.
(3) Disna Eheliyagoda, Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM), Sri Lanka.
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Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is a: material discarded as worthless to the city and this has been a serious threat to the eco-system. This can be channeled into a very useful form to generate energy and thereby converting it to wealth. The waste samples were harvested, sorted, sundried, pulverized and sieved using a sieve size of 500 . The moisture content of the constituents of the waste sample was determined. The digital bomb calorimeter (Cal – 2k Eco Calorimeter) was used to test the calorific value of the prepared waste samples. The results indicated that the polythene products waste has the specific energy content of 35,959 kJ/kg while the bones component of the waste sample has 6,994.39 kJ/kg. The mean specific energy content is 17.57 MJ/kg. The total energy content of the MSW generated within the urban metropolis is 4,449,426.14 MJ/day. This implies that when used per day for steam production 51.5 MW of electricity could be generated in Ado-Ekiti.


Keywords :

Municipal solid waste (MSW); moisture content; digital bomb calorimeter; calorific value; generate energy.


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DOI : 10.9734/CJAST/2017/32340

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