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Water Hyacinth as an alternative energy source

M. Ajaz

Water Hyacinth as an alternative energy source

by M. Ajaz

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Published by UMIST in Manchester .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementM. Ajaz ; supervised by C.A. McAuliffe.
ContributionsMcAuliffe, C. A., Chemistry.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19176896M

The water hyacinth’s leaves are a source of vitamins A, B1 and B2 and betacarotene. They contain % protein, % fiber and % carbohydrates. Each year, the state of Florida spends some $15 million to control it.   Most of the world’s top companies extracting key minerals for electric vehicles, solar panels and wind turbines have been linked with human rights abuses in their mines, research has found.

Flue gas temperature ranged from to 0 C. Comparative water boiling tests indicated that water was brought to boiling within the range of 54 to 59 minutes. It was concluded that stable briquettes could be formed from water hyacinth mixed with cow dung and can be used as alternative energy source to kerosene and fuel wood.   mixture of water hyacinth and fresh rumen residue – replacing firewood as a source of fuel – to meet the and a credible alternative (Arris et al., ). replacement for firewood and several other energy sources. The study’s evaluation of production potential over a year revealed marked seasonal variations in biogas outflow.

Ethanol from water hyacinth is also an attractive sustainable energy fuel source for cheaper and cleaner environment compared to conventional petroleum. As an alternative to this “traditional” diesel fuel, bio-ethanol is expected to yield significant energy security and unlimited energy resource. The theoretical energy balance of water hyacinth pyrolysis, considering solar drying of the biomass, demonstrates that: (a) bio-oil energy efficiency is 34% (bio-oil higher heating value, HHV, is MJ kg-1), (b) charcoal energy efficiency is 24% (HHV MJ kg-1) and (c) combustible gases energy efficiency is .


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Water Hyacinth as an alternative energy source by M. Ajaz Download PDF EPUB FB2

Water hyacinth plants grown in lakes and rivers have been considered a severe pest in the past. However, now there is a breakthrough technology that is capable of changing water hyacinth into a new source of renewable energy.

A kilogram of hyacinth is much cheaper than gas energy. This poster is about the possible uses of Water Hyacinth as a renewable energy source to serve as a solution in the existing energy crisis in 3rd-World countries.

Water hyacinth is an aquatic plant which can be used as an alternative energy source to wood or other related briquettes. This aquatic plant was harvested, dried and ground into powder before being mixed with starch binder in manually operated briquetting by: Water hyacinth as a source of alternative energy.

Tonderai Mugova - 8th November 0. Share. Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. WhatsApp. Water is a critical resource for our lives hence we decided to mitigate on water hyacinth.

Water hyacinth will be used to research on organic fertiliser and input component to the biogas which is. Jantrarotai () indicated that water hyacinth has potential as a roughage source for ruminants Water Hyacinth as an alternative energy source book its dry matter has high crude protein (18%) and low acid detergent fiber (33%) contents.

This work examines the feasibility of fuelling biodiesel derived from water hyacinth in a compression ignition engine. This work also proposes water hyacinth biodiesel (WHB) as a potential alternative energy source since the above species is available extensively in freshwater, marine and aquatic ecosystems throughout the world.

Renewable energy is an alternative to the traditional energy that relies on fossil fuels, and it tends to be much less harmful to the environment. 7 Types of Renewable Energy Solar.

Solar energy is derived by capturing radiant energy from sunlight and converting it into heat, electricity, or hot water. Photovoltaic (PV) systems can convert. Water hyacinth despite being a menace has over the past few years proven to be a useful resource.

Hyancinth has been used to make furniture, baskets, produce energy in the form of biogas and briquettes and act as organic fertilizer. The sea weed whose origin is South America found its way into Kenya in the late s. Making cleaner energy from pesky water hyacinth.

and the “renewable energy These families all have to be well considered as the country moves away from traditional sources of energy. This paper contains a literature study of different ways to use water hyacinths, mainly in agricultural or alternative energy systems.

The literature review indicated that water hyacinths can be. The results have shown the potential of converting water hyacinth into an alternative fuel source.

Citation: Carnaje NP, Talagon RB, Peralta JP, Shah K, Paz-Ferreiro J () Development and characterisation of charcoal briquettes from water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)-molasses blend.

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The study was conducted to evaluate the physical and chemical properties of water hyacinth composite briquette as an alternative source of energy. Water hyacinth was chopped using a shredder and left for two weeks in a heap to partially decompose. Water hyacinth is a common fodder plant in the third world especially Africa though excessive use can be toxic.

It is high in protein (nitrogen) and trace minerals and the goat feces are a good source of fertilizer as well. Water hyacinth is reported for its efficiency to remove about 60–80% nitrogen and about 69% of potassium from water.

Water Hyacinth Intermediate Technology Development Group 2 Figure 2: Water Hyacinth causes problems in many regions ©Paul Calvert • Clogging of intakes of irrigation, hydropower and water supply large hydropower schemes are suffering from the effects of water hyacinth.

These have once been considered as invasive plants for clogging rivers, but now, water hyacinth has been discovered to provide an alternative to cleaner energy.

Water hyacinth Facts 1. Water Hyacinth Facts 2. What are they. Water Hyacinth are the only large aquatic herbs that can float on the water unattached to the bottom. Water Hyacinth has special adaptations that help it to survive and thrive in its habitat.

Water Hyacinth can multiply very fast and cover reservoirs and rivers. evaluating the potential of utilization of water hyacinth for biogas production.

Water Hyacinth Water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes, is a floating plant an invasive nuisance planta, non grata in much of the world where it often jams rivers and lakes with tons of floating plant matter [4]. A healthy acre of water hyacinth. of small scale biofuels such as improving energy access, creating additional sources and means for income generation and mitigating environmental pollution at both local and global levels.

consequences Key words: Biodiesel, Non-renewable resources, vegetable and animal oils, water hyacinth (Eicchornia crassipes) I. INTRODUCTION. Biomass is plant or animal material used for energy production (electricity or heat), or in various industrial processes as raw substance for a range of products.

It can be purposely grown energy crops (e.g. miscanthus, switchgrass), wood or forest residues, waste from food crops (wheat straw, bagasse), horticulture (yard waste), food processing (corn cobs), animal farming (manure, rich in. Renewable Feedstock. Made from a % Organic Renewable Energy Source.

All of our raw material inputs, such as sawdust, water hyacinth, grasses, food and agricultural wastes, are available in large quantities in Nigeria. We currently source these materials at marginal delivery cost to our plants.• Commercial and Non commercial energy • Renewable and Non-Renewable energy • Conventional and Non-conventional energy Primary and Secondary Energy Primary energy sources are those that are either found or stored in nature.

Common primary energy sources are coal, oil, natural gas, and biomass (such as wood). Other primary energy FigThis paper presents a pilot project that investigates the possibility of producing biogas from a mixture of water hyacinth and fresh rumen residue – replacing firewood as a source of fuel – to meet the energy needs of a maternity facility in Niamey (Niger).

The discontinuous-type installation (batch reactors) is made up of six digesters measuring 5 m3 each.