Informations et ressources scientifiques
sur le développement des zones arides et semi-arides

Accueil du site → Projets de développement → Projets de recherche pour le Développement → 2018 → Towards a more integrated management of organic waste in Kenya ; the production of natural dyes from fruit and vegetable waste (Kenya)

VLIR-UOS (2018)

Towards a more integrated management of organic waste in Kenya ; the production of natural dyes from fruit and vegetable waste (Kenya)

Organic Waste Dyes Vegetable

VLIR-UOS - Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad - Flemish Interuniversity Council

Titre : Towards a more integrated management of organic waste in Kenya ; the production of natural dyes from fruit and vegetable waste (Kenya)

Pays : Kenya

Durée : 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2021

Descriptif
This proposal will develop sustainable extraction pathways for natural dyes from fruit and vegetable waste making Kenya more independent of imported, often toxic synthetic colorants. Apart from these high valued products, the project will elaborate a more sustainable overall management scheme for organic waste in the case study region of Thika, including applications such as animal feed and anaerobic digestion. The main scientific challenge will be to increase the knowledge of properties and application potential of the dye molecules. The main technical challenge is to develop a robust and cheap extraction process operational at small/meso scale to mitigate large transport distances. Furthermore, chemical analysis of these molecules is not evident and procedures should be explored to allow characterization in a Kenyan context. The main societal challenge is to develop a holistic waste management scheme including all sources and all demands and to develop a business model for valorization of organic waste that involves all stakeholders and allows sharing of added value amongst industry and citizens.

Promoteurs : Steven De Meester — John Githaiga

Partenaires : Universiteit Gent — Moi University — Technical University of Kenya

Budget : € 279.964

Présentation : VLIR-UOS

Page publiée le 4 janvier 2021