Erscheinungsdatum: 04/2011, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Biogas Technology, Titelzusatz: Socio-Economic and Technological Constraints to its Adoption and Sustainability, Autor: Mwirigi, Jecinta, Verlag: LAP Lambert Acad. Publ., Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Soziologie, Seiten: 124, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 201 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
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Biogas technology was introduced in Kenya in the mid 1950's. Since then, only a small percentage of farmers in the country have adopted it. In addition, the functioning status and sustainability of the constructed biogas plants has remained unknown. As the potential of the technology to provide energy for cooking and lighting remain unexploited, prices of other energy sources such as kerosene continue to rise and trees continue to be cut down for firewood and charcoal and hence environmental degradation through deforestation. On the other hand, the firewood produces smoky fumes that cause indoor air pollution and while this is happening, animal waste remains unmanaged. This book sheds light on the socioeconomic and technological constraints to adoption and sustainability of biogas technology among dairy cattle farmers in Nakuru districts, Kenya. The book should be useful to all stakeholders in biogas technology who include governmental and nongovernmental organizations, technology extension agents, farmers as well as research and training institutions.
The book is about findings of the research conducted in the field, which compares two varieties of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) yield in different combinations of organic and inorganic fertilizers. Use of inorganic fertilizer is increasing day by day to produce more though it deteriorates the soil physical and biological property. Organic and inorganic fertilizers both increases the production, soil property, sustainability and reduces the cost of fertilization in the field. Biogas slurry is a organic fertilizers which is not properly used in our field for producing crops and it is wasted mainly. Thus this research attempts to utilize the organic waste i. e. biogas slurry for vegetable production after its proper recycling which will reduce the environmental pollution also.
In 2008 the 20% of the world population was consuming the 80% of the resources of the planet. At the same time, countries like India and China were aspiring to achieve the same consumption patterns. In particular, the building industry demands the 39% of primary energy and has the biggest impact on greenhouse gas emissions. This book provides an analysis of the development that architecture has encountered in the centuries, identifying 4 main categories, according to features like architectural composition, material use and energy requirements. The analysis focuses especially on the category of the active architectures, highlighting the transformation of housing from a pure architectonic composition process to a wider concept of sustainable energy producer. The development of smart grids, water management and biogas production are analysed as important tools for the development of architectures as diffuse small energy facilities and responsible resources consumers. The analysis should help to understand the links that architecture has with our economy and style of life, and should be especially useful to all those who are interested in sustainability
In the modern energy-demanding lifestyle there is an overwhelming need for exploring sources of energy which are renewable and eco-friendly. Bioconversion of biowaste streams for energy production is an increasingly promising option. Through the biogas value chain, bioconversion presents a very attractive route to valorise various biowaste and enables communities to meet their energy needs, conserve resources and protect the environment. However there are challenges in sustainable implementation of biogas technology. The book has therefore reviewed the biogas value chain from a critical sustainability perspective. It has also covered a detailed case study of the potential of biogas production from biowaste in Kenya and how it influences environmental sustainability. The evaluation of biowaste energy potential and the development of a simple yet effective methodology to assess its sustainability are some of the key issues that this book has addressed. In addition, the book also incorporates a thought provoking analysis of the potential contribution of biowaste-based biogas energy to environmental sustainability from an integrated industrial and domestic case study perspective.