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Proximate Analysis of Wood Saw Dust Collected from Ilorin Metropolis, Kwara State, Nigeria


Five samples of wood sawdust were collected from the Saw Mill in Ilorin metropolis and the proximate analysis was investigated. The study shows that Adansonia Digitata, a soft wood has the lowest ash % of 0.85, while Tectona Grandis has the highest figure of 4.27%, Gmelina Arborea is 3.46%, and Khaya invorensis 3.0%. The moisture content of Tectona Grandis is the highest at 7.1% followed by Khaya invorensis and Gmelina Arborea at 3.0 and 2.5% respectively. The lowest is Butyrospermum paradoxium which has 1.6%. the lignin content of all the samples is very close, with Khaya invorensis having 27.845% and the lowest is Tectona Grandis with 16.69%. The cellulose contents of the samples range from 36.82-56.20% with Khaya invorensis having the lowest and Tectona Grandis having the highest. It can be concluded from the study that wood sawdust can be used utilized in energy, manufacturing, and Agriculture.

Keywords: Ilorin Metropolis, Kwara state, Nigeria, proximate analysis, wood saw dust

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