A MULTICRITERIA DECISION BASED ASSESSMENT OF AGRICULTURAL SOLID WASTES AS POTENTIAL FEEDSTOCK FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION IN NIGERIA

Authors

  • H. A. Salami Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • S. O. Lawal Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • T. T. Bademosi Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • O. Olowosokedile Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • H. I. Olalekan Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v13i3.18

Keywords:

Waste-to-energy, Agricultural solid waste, Multi-criteria decision analysis, Environmental impact assessment, Cost-benefit assessment, Pyrolysis

Abstract

An effective method of managing solid wastes from agricultural processing is by conversion to energy-dense and carbon-neutral energy products; which relieves the issue of depleting global resources, solves the problem of over-reliance on fossil fuel, reduces the impact on the environment, and brings economic benefits. In this study, the suitability of agricultural solid wastes as potential feedstock for electricity generation in Nigeria via a combined pyrolysis–steam power plant technology was assessed. Technique for order of preference by similarity to ideal solution was used to identify the most appropriate raw material for electricity generation among the considered alternatives – rice husk, corncob, and palm kernel shell. These wastes showed high electricity generation potential (232 – 2077 GWh per annum), high profitability index, and high carbon reduction benefit (about 1428 kg CO2 eq. / m3 of bio-oil)

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SALAMI, H. A.; LAWAL, S. O.; BADEMOSI, T. T.; OLOWOSOKEDILE, O.; OLALEKAN, H. I. A MULTICRITERIA DECISION BASED ASSESSMENT OF AGRICULTURAL SOLID WASTES AS POTENTIAL FEEDSTOCK FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION IN NIGERIA. Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, [S. l.], v. 13, n. 3, p. 1411–1446, 2021. DOI: 10.4314/jfas.v13i3.18. Disponível em: https://jfas.info/index.php/JFAS/article/view/1135. Acesso em: 13 jul. 2024.

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