Isolation of Microorganisms Associated with Biodegradation of Household Domestic Wastes for Biogas Production in Niger State, Nigeria
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Biogas, Biodegradation, Domestic waste, Household, Microorganisms

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Jiya, A. G., Ijah, U. J., Galadima, M., & Akpan, U. G. (2019). Isolation of Microorganisms Associated with Biodegradation of Household Domestic Wastes for Biogas Production in Niger State, Nigeria. Journal of BioMedical Research and Clinical Practice, 2(1), 70-76. Retrieved from https://jbrcp.net/index.php/jbrcp/article/view/82

Abstract

This study focused on the isolation of microorganisms associated with biodegradation of domestic wastes in three rural communities (Gbadagbadzu (A), Ndawangwa (B), and Kuchiworo (C)) in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State, Nigeria, for biogas production. The biogas was produced by anaerobic microbial degradation of different biodegradable household domestic waste aided by fresh rumen of cow. The anaerobic microbial degradation was carried out in a temperature range of 250C to 320C for a detention time of 39 days for rural biogas production. The results showed the presence of the following bacteria: Bacillus cereus, Sphingobacterium yamdrokense, Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella typhi, Alkaligenes faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Bacillus licheniformis while fungi isolated were Muccor pusillus and Aspergillus flavus. The research therefore shows that household domestic wastes have the potential to produce biogas with or without the addition of inoculum.

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