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Production of Cooking Gas through Electrochemical Decomposition of Organic Matter

Rodolphe N’Dedji Sodokin1 , Chika Oliver Ujah1,2, Daramy Vandi Von Kallon2, Gildas David Farid Adamon3
1Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Power and Energy Development (ACE-SPED), University of Nigeria, Nsukka 410001, Nigeria
2Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Technology, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg 2006, South Africa
3Department of Energy, National Higher Institute of Industrial Technology of the National University of Sciences, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics (INSTI/UNSTIM), BP 133 Lokossa, Republic of Benin
*Correspondence: Chika Oliver Ujah, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Technology, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg 2006, South Africa (Email:


Abstract: In recent decades, the use of electrochemistry has increased exponentially. Electrochemistry has demonstrated their effectiveness in the cleaning of manufactured effluents and the decomposition of complex hydrological compounds for water treatment. Looking at the efficiency of the technology in the decomposition of organic matter, one wonders if it is not capable of doing more than just the de-pollution and treatment of water. Of course, there are other uses of electrochemistry, but in the literature, it is understood that it is used more for water treatment and de-pollution. This work is a review of the literature to identify the major works in electrochemical decomposition of organic matter to see to what extent this technology can be used for methane production (cooking gas) using pasty organic matter. The list of works appearing in this review is not exhaustive, but it is sufficient to give a clear idea of the technology, its progress and, above all, the challenges it faces. This review opens the way to other applications of electrochemical decomposition to meet today's energy challenges.
Keywords: Cooking Gas, Electrochemical Decomposition, Electrochemistry, Hydrological Compounds, Organic Matter

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Sodokin, R.N., Ujah, C.O., Kallon, D.V.V.V., & Adamon, G.D.F., (2023). Production of Cooking Gas through Electrochemical Decomposition of Organic Matter. International Journal of Home Economics, Hospitality and Allied Research, 2(2), 95-120.