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Converting Waste to Energy, a Perspective Study for Rural Areas of Bangladesh

Ajwad Anwar, Md. Tasfique Uddin Chowdhury, Md. Hossain Nadim, Syed Aaqib Javed, Sabuj Chowdhury


Changes in consumer habits have directly lead to a worldwide problem regarding managment of unwanted waste. Many of the developed countries have already used their available landfils avobe their cpacities and are now trying to export their waste to under privilized third world countries. Developing countries like Bangladesh are struggling to manage their own wastes but are often dealing with refuse exported from first world nations. This is having a devastating and adverse impact on ecosystems and cultures throughout the world. It is assessed that huge citis of the world create roughly 1.3 billion ton of strong waste every year, which is anticipated to increment to 2.2 billion tons by the 2025. Now a days it has become a matter of concern for any developing country such as Bangladesh. But the good news is that new ways are being developed to recycle waste to decrease the dangerous health and environmental effect it causes. The large population of Bangladesh produces a vast amount of waste daily. A proper waste mangaement needs to be implemented to recycle, treta and disposal of these large quantity of refute. Most of the waste generated in the sub continent are high in moisture. As a result, we are using bio-gasification method to convert this waste into energy that includes a series of processes as hydrolysis, acidification, acetogenesis and methanogenesis.

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