Sustainable Oil Palm Waste Management in Engineering Development

Otti V.I, Ifeanyichukwu H. I, Nwaorum F. C, Ogbuagu F. U


Managing wastes from oil palm industry encompasses environmental impacts of the palm oil manufacturing process and waste water generated; which are mainly decanter cake, empty fruit bunches, seed shells and fibre from mesocrap. Hence there is an urgent need for a sustainable waste management system to tackle this waste. As these wastes are organic in origin, they are rich in plants nutrients, Air pollution, climate change, liquid wastes as Crude Oil (CPO), Crude Palm Kernel Oil (CPKO), Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) and Solid Waste, Empty Fruit Bunches (EFB), Oil Palm Shells (OPS), Oil Palm Fibre (OPF) were studied. The specimens used were the waste by-products of the oil palm industry unto which the high technological waste-to-energy managements were carried out. The various ways the wastes can be put to use especially in terms of energy generation, fuel substitutes in the boilers environmental management systems with regards to Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Suspended Solids (SS) were reviewed. The paper discussed problems posed by the waste-by-products, various aspects of waste management practices cum the impacts their-in.

Keywords:Managing Wastes, Oil Palm, Industry,Energy Generation,Climate change

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