A biogas laboratory has been installed for teaching and research purposes on KNUST campus with financial support from The North Rhine Westphalia (NRW) government through the facilitation of GIZ.
The installed facilities comprise of Biogas Reactor systems with realtime analysis of the concentration of percentage volume (% vol.) methane and the total volume of biogas produced from substrate(s). In addition to this unit, provision of muffle furnace, drying oven, dessicator, digital stirrer, heating bungs for temperature controlling experiments and multi-parameter meter aids in the physical analysis of substrates towards biogas potential assessment. These equipment is valued at €9,705.00.
The provision of these laboratory equipment and training of two staff for the management and operation of the facility was part of the Technical Cooperation for Climate and Resource Protection in Ghana between Westphalian University of Applied Sciences (WH) in Gelsenkirchen and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Dr. Lawrence Darkwah