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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: Evaluation of Moisture Content of Yola Municipal Solid Waste for Energy Production
by Baba, M. T and Garba, I.

This study evaluates the moisture content of Yola (Jimeta) metropolis of Adamawa state, Nigeria. The purpose of the study is to assess the amount of moisture present in Yola municipal solid waste for use in an Integrated Solid Waste Management. This will assist in promoting the development of technologies to utilize municipal solid waste as energy sources. The study was carried out in order to determine the suitability of the waste in energy production. The study area was classified into three different waste areas namely waste areas A, B, and C known as high, medium, and low income areas respectively. Waste area A comprised of 80 unit housing estate, Dougirei housing estate, and Government Reserve Area (GRA). Waste area B includes State Low Cost housing, Nasarawo, and Demsawo. Waste area C comprised of luggere Qtrs, Yelwa Qtrs, Rumde Qtrs.The components of the waste and percentage composition were determined using hand sorting process. The moisture content was determined using analytical method. The results show that the major portion of municipal solid waste in Yola metropolis was organic material and the average moisture content was found to be 49.98% indicating that the waste is wet and therefore not suitable for energy production
Keywords: moisture content, energy, waste, organic material, percentage composition
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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Prof. Gui Yun Tian
Professor of Sensor Technologies
School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
University of Newcastle
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