Journal ID : TRKU-09-03-2020-10482
[This article belongs to Volume - 62, Issue - 02]
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Title : Rice Husk as an Alternative Source of Energy for Green Electricity Generation in Nigeria

Abstract :

Rice husk produced during rice milling is an important source of energy. The availability of rice husk in Adani in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu state, Nigeria was assessed and its energy potential was obtained. This information was used to design the gasification system with secondary producer gas purification capacity. The step by step analytical approaches for the design of the rice husk gasification power system were presented. The estimated total load demand of the study area is 850.054𝑘𝑊. The estimated total daily, monthly and yearly energy demands of the study area are: 8991kWhr, 269736.42kWhr and 3236837.04kWhr. The annual availability of rice husk in the study area is 3,636 𝑡𝑜𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑠 𝑝𝑒𝑟 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟 and it has potential of 1.52𝑀𝑊 power generation with daily, monthly and yearly energy generation of: 36.48MWhr, 1,094.4MWhr and 13,132.8MWhr respectively. This potential of electricity generation has power station capacity of 1.9MVA which is approximately equal to 2MVA. The gasification system was designed based on the mass flow rate of producer gas required to power the gas engine at full load. The gasifier was designed downdraft with air and steam as the oxidizing agent in order to maintain uniform temperature in the oxidation and reduction zones

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