The Garbage Power

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Most of the companies in Mombasa have been recycling plastic waste, glasses,and metallic waste leaving the heap of organic waste which forms 75% of the total garbage.

Open-air markets, beach hotels, fast food restaurants, and homes produce more than 200 tons of organic waste per day. The majority being fruits and vegetables.

In accordance with the research and a simple lab analysis conducted by low-level youth bunge group, we discovered that when we crushed sample of different fruits and vegetables waste, mixed them with water, and left them to ferment in tightly sealed container, 200 grammes of this waste produced 554.25cm3 of methane gas in an inverted cylinder.

After this experiment through considering several factors such as the nature of the substrate, temperatures and even the amount of energy in methane which is a round 25-30jper M3, we concluded that this project should be set-up near kongowear market and it is able to produce more than 110,850,000 litres of methane per day. This can result to over 74,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per month. Other products are manure which we helps us revive farming in this region and thus reduce the ever escalating food, cooking gas and electricity prices.

The process of bio-gas production starts by sorting out of the bio-waste from the garbage. Then crushing it so as to have a large surface area of contact with the bacteria. It is then mixed with water and then transferred to the digester where it will be left for some days to digest anaerobically. The pond is covered so as to prevent oxygen from entering the tank since it can inhibit methane production. This process requires a warmer and wetter climate like Mombasa. After a few days the methane gas will be collected and we shall sell it to the hotels and homes for cooking. Some of methane shall be taken to the gas handling system where it shall produce heat which will produce steam and in turn the steam will run turbines which will then run the generators thus producing electricity. See the illustration. This type of power is cleaner, much safer and less expensive compared to the diesel generators and nuclear power.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Anthony Wanjala
  • Type of entry:
    team
    Team members:
    LOW-LEVEL YOUTH BUNGE GROUP TEAM MEMBERS


    1) EUNICE DAVID
    2) ASCAR DAVID
    3) JOHNSON CHEGE
    4) ANTHONY WANJALA
    5) NANCY OKINYI
    6) ALEX KIMANTHI
    7) DASHWOOD WANJALA
    8) JUSTUS MATHEKA
    9) AGNES WANJALA
    10) SALIM JAMAL
    11) AWADH JAMAL
    12) DANSON KIZAKA
    13) JOHN MUTUA
    14) CAROLINE NJAMBI
    15) SONIA ATIENO
    16) MWANAMKUU HUSSEIN
    17) JOHN MAASAI KIOKO
    18) MARGARET WANJALA
    19) VIOLET WANJALA
    20) NELSON MULINGE
    21) NELSON MANDELA
    22) ASHRAF ABUD
    23) JUDITH MWADIMWA
    24) HALIMA HUSSEIN
    25) CHARLSE BARAZA
    26) KENNEDY MWAMBEGA
    27) STEPHEN BARAZA
    28) GRACE KIBO
    29) EDWIN KINYWA

  • Profession:
    Engineer/Designer
  • Number of times previously entering contest:
    2
  • Anthony's hobbies and activities:
    1. Writing projects .Reading ,taking photos,tennis
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  • Anthony is inspired by:
    As a diploma graduate in Aeronautical engineering i have always liked solving things scientifically and i together with members of low-level youth bunge Group decided to undertake this project work.Life is hard and the businessmen want to maximize profits by hiking the prices of goods and services mercilessly.Thats why we decided to "stop exploitation"
  • Patent status:
    none