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Cassava Waste Management and Biogas Generation Potential in Selected Local Governments Areas in Ogun State Nigeria

Version 1 : Received: 5 September 2018 / Approved: 5 September 2018 / Online: 5 September 2018 (05:32:59 CEST)

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Olukanni, D.O.; Olatunji, T.O. Cassava Waste Management and Biogas Generation Potential in Selected Local Government Areas in Ogun State, Nigeria. Recycling 2018, 3, 58. Olukanni, D.O.; Olatunji, T.O. Cassava Waste Management and Biogas Generation Potential in Selected Local Government Areas in Ogun State, Nigeria. Recycling 2018, 3, 58.

Journal reference: Recycling 2018, 3, 58
DOI: 10.3390/recycling3040058

Abstract

Agricultural product like cassava produces huge amounts of waste when processed to consumable goods. The waste generated is generally considered to contribute largely to environmental pollution. This study therefore investigates the waste management practice that is adopted by cassava processors in Ogun State, Nigeria. Five (5) Local Government Areas (LGAs) dominant in processing cassava were selected for the study on the basis of spatial location distribution; landmass and population. The survey involved the use of structured questionnaires administered to cassava processors of the selected LGAs. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software application and descriptive statistics were used for data analysis. Results of the analysis show that majority (70%) of the cassava processors are females. Cassava peel constitutes 10% of the waste produced, of which 91% are heaped at refuse dump in most communities. Results also reveal that 86.3% of cassava residues are used for animal feeds. Other findings show that the peels when dried are used as bio-fuel for cooking and there is a significant potential for biogas production. From the data captured from respondent during the study, most processors are willing to pay for an improved waste management system. The study therefore suggests proper waste management of cassava waste to minimize environmental pollution.

Subject Areas

solid waste management; environmental pollution; agricultural waste; cassava waste; biogas generation; sustainable technology

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