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11th Global Experts Meeting on Chemistry And Computational Catalysis

Singapore City, singapore

Musa Mohammed Grandawa

Mai Idris Alooma Polytechnic, Geidam, Nigeria.

Title: Characterisation of physico-chemical properties of Arachi hypogea L. Seed shell (Groundnuts)Ash

Biography

Biography: Musa Mohammed Grandawa

Abstract

The Arachis hypogeal seed shell which a by product from Groundnuts was envisigated as an organic fertiliser characterising its physico--chemical characteristic properties as well as chemical composition. Arachis hypogeal L(groundnuts) seed shell Ash were evaluated by different techniques such as X-ray flourences, X-ray diffraction and thermgravimetric analysis. The analysis was done inorder to determine its suitability as organic fertilizer, source of energy and as animal feed. This will provide a reasonable economic means for this waste product in an environmentally friendly manner. The result of X-ray flourences of the Arachis hypogeal L ash haven shown a high percentage of macro_elements such as Ca, Zn Mg and Cl. Also micro elements such as Cr. Thermogravimetry result indicated massive destruction organic matter leading to low ash content, which indicate its suitability as an energy source. Green house experiment was conducted on radish plant with application of the ash as a control. The yiel and yield parameters indicated high performance of the ash when applied to the plants as a fertilised in an irish mosepeat medium.