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Issue No.Vol. No. 1 Issue No. 1 - Publication Year 2012

AuthorRasool Bux MaharAbdul Razaque SahitoMuhammad Aslam Uqaili

Article TitleBiomethanization Potential Of Waste Agricultural Biomass In Pakistan: A Case Study

From Page No.32

To Page No.37

Release Date17-07-2012


Waste agricultural biomass (WAB) can be used as source of energy for domestic and industrial applications. In the light of this vision nine WAB samples were collected from district Sanghar and processed as per standard methods and analyzed for moisture content, total solids, volatile solids by thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA). In addition to this ultimate analysis was also carried out. The theoretical methane potential of WAB in district Sanghar was estimated as 535976 km3/y. The experimental methane potential was estimated as 197284 km3/y, which is about 37% of the theoretical methane potential. The results indicate that WAB has significant energy potential in terms of methane, which can be utilized for cooking, heating and power generation purposes. 

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