Production and Purification of Biogas Generated by Co-digestion of Cow Dung and Kitchen Waste


  • Musa Runde Faculty of Science, National Open University of Nigeria, 91 Cadastral Zone, Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway, Jabi-Abuja, Nigeria
  • M. H. Shagal Faculty of Science, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, P.M.B 2075 Yola Adamawa State
  • Y. Abba Faculty of Science, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, P.M.B 2075 Yola Adamawa State


Biogas, cow dung, co-digestion, fuel, renewable


This study was designed to produce biogas from co-digestion of cow dung and kitchen waste. 20 litres digester and gas collection systems were prepared from locally available materials. The feed materials were collected locally, pre-fermented, digested and analysed. Purification of the produced biogas was carried out by passing the gas through three chambers containing 40% KOH, CaO. activated charcoal and silica gel/activated charcoal respectively. The flame of the combusting purified biogas was observed to be more intense than that of the freshly produced impure biogas both in colour and height. The study confirmed that biogas can easily be generated and purified using locally and cheaply available raw materials


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Author Biographies

Musa Runde, Faculty of Science, National Open University of Nigeria, 91 Cadastral Zone, Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway, Jabi-Abuja, Nigeria

Department of Pure and Applied Science

M. H. Shagal , Faculty of Science, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, P.M.B 2075 Yola Adamawa State

Department of Chemistry

Y. Abba, Faculty of Science, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, P.M.B 2075 Yola Adamawa State

Department of Science Laboratory Technology


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