Global Journal of Environmental Sciences

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Solid waste as an alternative energy source and a means of solving waste disposal problem in Nigeria

Bukola O Bolaji


This paper presents practical ways of generating energy from solid waste as a means of solving the problem of solid waste disposal which is confronting the major cities in Nigeria and also providing alternative energy source to supplement the high cost and fast depleting conventional sources of energy. It also discussed the conventional incineration, gasification and pyrolysis processes in which energy may be recovered from solid wastes and put to useful purposes.

Keywords: solid waste, energy, waste disposal, incineration

Global Journal of Environmental Sciences Vol. 4(2) 2005: 111–114
AJOL African Journals Online