An Abattoir Waste Water Management Through Composting: A Case Study of Alesinloye Waste Recycling Complex

By Taiwo Babatunde Hammed, Azeez Ablor Soyingbe and Dorcas O. Adewole.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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Wastes in abattoir environment have been a great concern to public health authorities in Nigeria. The objective of this study is to integrate the management of abattoir wastewater into the composting technique at Alesinloye market waste recycling complex, Ibadan. The study design was exploratory with laboratory analysis. Direct measurement with specified tools and observation checklist were used to obtain information on composting procedures in the complex. Two experimental windrows were set up for composting. Both compost piles contained mixed organic waste (MOW) and cow intestinal waste (CIW). The first pile was moistened with abattoir wastewater (AWW) while the second pile was moistened with ordinary water (OW). At the end of maturation, organic-carbon, total nitrogen, C:N ratio, total phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, sulphur, lead, chromium, nickel, zinc, and cadmium contents of the MOW, CIW, AWW and OW were determined, according to the American Public Health Association (APHA, 1992). All the chemical nutrients, except carbon (C), Mg and S, were found with highest values in wastewater. The study showed that abattoir wastewater could be used to improve the nutritive quality of compost produced at the complex and thereby reduce its environmental and public health problems.

Keywords: Solid Wastes, Environment, Abattoir, Composting, Recycling Plant

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp.67-78. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.377MB).

Taiwo Babatunde Hammed

Project Manager, Alesinloye Market Environmental Health project, Solid Waste Management, Water Resourse Management, Toilet/Sewage Management, Alesinloye Market Environmental Health Project, Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

He has bachelor in Environmental Management and Toxicology from the University Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun state and a master degree in Public Health (Environmental Health) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has worked in different capacities with NGOs that deal with environmental sanitation and management since the year 2006. One notable experience is being a Project Manager of a multi - million NINAAFEH/ MTN Nigeria foundation Environmental Health Project at Alesinloye market Ibadan, Nigeria. Among other things, the project comprises water sanitation, sewage management and solid waste recycling, including composting for organic wastes and conversion of plastic/nylon waste to pellets and resins.

Azeez Ablor Soyingbe

Head of Department, Department of the Disease Control and Environmental Health, Ogun State College of Health Technology, Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria

He completed bachelor degree in Environmental Management and Toxicology from the University Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun state and graduated from the same University with a master degree in Environmental Management and Protection. His professional interest includes environmental management and pollution control. Currently, he is lecturer one and HOD of Environmental Health and disease control at Ogun state College of Health Tech, Ilese where he also co-ordinate higher National Diploma courses.

Dorcas O. Adewole

Student, Department of the Disease Control and Environmental Health, Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese, Ogun, Nigeria

She is an experienced Sanitarian. She graduated from Ogun State College of Health Technology, Nigeria. Before now, she had worked as Health Assistant at medical centre in Abeokuta for more than 15 years and currently, she is one of environmental Health Technologists at Abeokuta South Local Government, Ogun state, Nigeria.

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