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Title: The role of biogas uses in promoting environment conservation in Bukanga Sub County, Isingiro District, Uganda
Authors: Kamugisha, Alex
Keywords: Biogas
Environment conservation
Issue Date: Oct-2014
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to examine the role of biogas use on environmental conservation. The specific objectives were to examine the different types of fuels/energies used in developing countries, find out the benefits of using biogas over other fuels in developing countries and investigate the relationship between biogas use and environmental conservation. The methods used in the study are purposive and snowball sampling. The data collection instruments were the structured questionnaires and interview schedules. The data was analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Scientists software. The Pearson’s chi-square was used to analyze the hypothesis “the relationship between the generation of organic solid wastes and biogas production.” The study found out that the most commonly used types or potential of organic solid waste for the production of biogas are animal wastes, followed by household wastes, crop residues and industrial waste at lowest level. The benefits of biogas production are: it saves time for women and children, it provides a low-cost energy source, it is also a clean fuel, further reduces deforestation and forest encroachment, produces an effluent called bio-slurry which is an excellent organic fertilizer, and finally it reduces air and water pollution in that it does not emit large quantities of greenhouse gases. There is a very weak relationship between the factors affecting biogas production and organic solid wastes generated hence the hypothesis was accepted. The study recommended that a comprehensive biogas policy should be developed containing well stipulated regulatory standards and quality control must be enacted by the government, low cost biogas plants and building materials should be subsidized by the government for easy adoption, demonstration sites should also be set, people must be instructed to construct biogas plants where there is a nearby and reliable water source for ensuring constant water supply for the digestion chamber to function effectively
Description: A research report Submitted Kampala International University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for A ward of the degree of Bachelor of Science in environmental management
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management

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