WATER HYACINTH & AGRICULTURAL WASTE DISPOSAL
Water hyacinth invasion of Nile waterways has become a serious problem for transport, fisheries and irrigation in Egypt. Other Nile countries such as Sudan and Uganda are also experience problems caused by water hyacinths. This invasion of waterways is mainly due to the increased nitrification of the Nile caused by increased
populations along its banks and the banks of Lake Victoria inUganda and added nutrient run-off from agricultural waste. The use of Biogas technology can mitigate these problems. Harvesting and ensiling the water hyacinth before digesting it in the biogas system, will reduce water hyacinths in the river and irrigation channels. Adding other organic waste from agriculture and villages will ultimately reduce nitrogen run-off.