Philip Yamba, James Kwasi Quaisie, Enock Asuako Larson, Anthony Akayeti, Joseph Sekyi-Ansah, Jamal-Deen Kukurah, Vitus Mwinteribo Tabie, Abdul-Hamid Mohammed
Solid waste management is a term used for the process of collecting and treating solid waste. Solid waste management has become one of the main issues all over the country with the location of landfills becoming increasingly difficult. This project seeks to design, fabricate and test waste sorting machines into organic and inorganic components for reuse in bioenergy technology and it also aims at developing a workable cost-effective solid waste sorting prototype for waste-to energy generation for a selected academic institution in Ghana. The result in test 1 indicated that the ratios of the light fraction of wastes in the waste stream were evaluated and the results were 0.91 with a time of 1.83 min, 1.30 with a corresponding time of 2.72 min and 1.65 kg with a time of 3.66 min respectively. This shows that the ratio of the light fraction of waste increases as time increases. Again when ferrous metallic materials were not found in the solid waste, 3kg of ferrous metallic materials was introduced into the waste dump. In addition, the result in test 2 indicated that the ratios of the light fraction of wastes in the waste stream were evaluated and the results were 1.65 kg with a time of 2.8 min, 1.85 kg with a time of 3.73 min and 2.08 kg with a time of 4.8 min respectively. The results indicated that the total mass of the solid waste increases with respect to time. The metallic fraction of solid waste of the test for two (2) results indicated 0.25 kg, 0.45 kg and 0.95 kg as the time increases.
solid waste management, organic component, landfills, ferrous metallic and waste sorting machine
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Philip Yamba, James Kwasi Quaisie, Enock Asuako Larson, Anthony Akayeti, Joseph Sekyi-Ansah, Jamal-Deen Kukurah, Vitus Mwinteribo Tabie, Abdul-Hamid Mohammed. (2023) Designed, Manufactured, and Evaluation of a Solid Waste Sorting Prototype for a Selected Academic Institution in Ghana: A Case study. International Journal of Applied Physics, 8, 25-31