Development of Food Waste Energy System for Powering Mobile Phones
- Post by: airjournal
- March 3, 2022
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Food waste is the discarding of edible and inedible foods. The accumulation of discarded food in landfills produces a large amount of methane that has an adverse effect on the environment, economic and community health. Decomposing food scraps in landfill are also a probable source of organic leachates that can contaminate surface and groundwater. However, the reality is that more than 50% of food waste takes place in our homes. Hence, we waste all the energy and water it takes to grow, harvest, transport, and package it. This work aimed at turning food waste into a viable and economic energy source for powering mobile phones. To achieve this goal, a wood-burning stove was developed using an old set of tire rims to burn the collected food waste without harming the environment. A thermoelectric generator was developed to convert the heat from the wood-burning stove into electrical energy. Thereafter, a power bank was developed for energy storage. The power bank was used as a power source for mobile phones. The developed system will help to minimize landfills, prevent climate change and improve the economy of the country.
Keywords: Energy, Wood Burning Stove, Thermoelectric Generator, Power Bank, Mobile Phones
Arinze, S.N.;1 Okafor, P.U.2 and Onah, O.I.3 | Full PDF