Biomass As An Alternative Energy Source In Nigerian Electricity Industry

BIOMASS AS AN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCE IN NIGERIAN ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY ABSTRACT Biomass is solar energy stored in organic matter. As trees and plants grow, the process of photosynthesis uses energy from the sun to convert carbon dioxide into carbohydrates (sugars, starches and cellulose). Carbohydrates are the organic compounds that make up biomass. When plants die, […]

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Optimisation Technique In Cellular Network

OPTIMISATION TECHNIQUE IN CELLULAR NETWORK ABSTRACT During the last decade the tremendous success of mobile phone systems has triggered considerable technological advances as well as the investigation of mathematical models and optimization algorithms to support planning and management decisions. In this chapter, we give an overview of some of the most significant optimization problems arising […]

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Comparative Analysis Of Selected Refined Vegetable Oils Sold In Owerri Market

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SELECTED REFINED VEGETABLE OILS SOLD IN OWERRI MARKET Abstract Physiochemical properties of some brands of edible oils (namely:- Turkey, Grand, Gino, tropical, Power, Mammador, local vegetable oil and kuli-kuli (raw/locally extracted groundnut oil)  sold in mile 1 market, Everyday supermarket and Next-time supermarket in Port Harcourt, Rivers state were studied to determine […]

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Design And Construction Of Battery Charger

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BATTERY CHARGER ABSTRACT           A battery charger is an electrical device employed for charging batteries.  This batteries that are usually charged by battery changer are the storage battery charger are the storage batteries also known as “accumulator” the battery changer changes.  The alternating current form the power line into d.c suitable for […]

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Analysis Of Cholesterol Level Of Three Species Of Pig

ANALYSIS OF CHOLESTEROL LEVEL OF THREE SPECIES OF PIG Abstract The aim of this study was to examine variability in cholesterol content and fatty acid composition in musculuslongissimus (MLLT) of various genotypes of pigs.Out of 30 male castrated animals used in the trial, 20 were Mangalitsa pigs (Swallow Belly-SBM and White-WM) while 10 were of […]

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The Design And Construction Of Electrical Centrifuge

THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF ELECTRICAL CENTRIFUGE Abstract This work focuses on the design and construction of a conical screen centrifugal filter for the separation of groundnut oil slurry. The major component of the machine is the rotary conical screen which separates the pure groundnut oil from the slurry via centrifugal filtration. Sludge particles were […]

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Types Of Sterilization

TYPES OF STERILIZATION ABSTRACT In the medical and pharmaceutical industries, sterilization is needed on an everyday basis in order to promote health and eliminate the risk of contamination. There are a number of different types of sterilization, and all require that the temperature, gases, humidity, and pressure levels used are accurately monitored to ensure validity […]

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Harmful Effects Of Pesticide Applications

HARMFUL EFFECTS OF PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS ABSTRACT The term pesticide covers a wide range of compounds including insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, rodenticides, molluscicides, nematicides, plant growth regulators and others. Among these, organochlorine (OC) insecticides, used successfully in controlling a number of diseases, such as malaria and typhus, were banned or restricted after the 1960s in most of […]

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Prospects Of Wind Energy Generation In Nigeria

PROSPECTS OF WIND ENERGY GENERATION IN NIGERIA Abstract About 90% of the Nigerian economy is dependent on crude oil. Expectedly, most of her generating plants are thermal power stations which are presently operating below installed capacity. This paper therefore looks at the prospects of wind energy in Nigeria. The wind speed data collected from some […]

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Harmful Toxins In The Air

HARMFUL TOXINS IN THE AIR ABSTRACT Indoor air pollution can affect you at home, work, or even places you visit. It can increase your risk of a respiratory disease, such as asthma, allergies, and lung cancer. Indoor air pollution can be worse in winter, when windows are shut tight and less fresh air can circulate. A study found […]

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Formation Of Solar Cell Using Semi-Conductor Material

FORMATION OF SOLAR CELL USING SEMI-CONDUCTOR MATERIAL ABSTRACT The vacuum tubes were widely used for various purposes in electronics, mostly voltage and power amplification, before the invention of solid state semiconductor devices in the 1940’s. Since then semiconductor devices have gradually replaced vacuum tubes in most of such applications, due to many of their favorable properties such […]

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The Determination Of Acid Value Levels In Commercial Soya Bean Oil And Olive Oil

THE DETERMINATION OF ACID VALUE LEVELS IN COMMERCIAL SOYA BEAN OIL AND OLIVE OIL ABSTRACT Rural oil extraction usually occurs near the areas of raw material production. This provides the smallscale processor with access to raw materials, helps to ensure that perishable oil crops are processed quickly, and reduces transport costs. For rural communities and […]

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The Medicinal Component Of Cucumber And Anti-Microbial Of Cucumber

THE MEDICINAL COMPONENT OF CUCUMBER AND ANTI-MICROBIAL OF CUCUMBER CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION In most rural communities of developing countries, plant materials are sources of shelter, food and medicinal compounds (Oduolaet al., 2005). Herbal medicine is fast emerging as an alternative treatment to available synthetic drugs for the treatment of disease possibly due to lower cost, […]

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Semi-Conductor

SEMI-CONDUCTOR ABSTRACT A semiconductor is a substance, usually a solid chemical element or compound, that can conduct electricity under some conditions but not others, making it a good medium for the control of electrical current. Its conductance varies depending on the current or voltage applied to a control electrode, or on the intensity of irradiation by infrared (IR), visible light, ultraviolet […]

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Production Of Industrial Starch Using Cassava

PRODUCTION OF INDUSTRIAL STARCH USING CASSAVA ABSTRACT Wet cassava starch is produced by traditional cassava processors either as a direct product or as a by-product resulting from cassava processing into other products such as gari, fufu e.t.c. Post-harvest loss is high for cassava roots due to the inadequacy of the traditional processing method and inability […]

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Design And Construction Of A Digital Timer

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A DIGITAL TIMER CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION             The world as it stands now can be said to be digitalised in every ramification and as such this project is aimed at looking for the way to change the way the time of the day is computed and displayed to the end user. In […]

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Isolation And Characterisation Of Microorganisms Associated With Diesel Polluted Environment

ISOLATION AND CHARACTERISATION OF MICROORGANISMS ASSOCIATED WITH DIESEL POLLUTED ENVIRONMENT ABSTRACT A study was conducted to isolate and identify bacteria and fungi associated with crude oil-polluted sites using traditional techniques. Environmental samples were collected from Awoye, Mese and Oluwa villages in Ondo State and three different flow stations (Agbada-Aluu shell, Obite and Bonny) in Rivers […]

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Production Of Insecticides

PRODUCTION OF INSECTICIDES ABSTRACT Insecticides are simply chemicals in gaseous or liquid or any other form, used to kill insects. Insecticides do not just kill insects, they also repel them. This means that insects stay off areas where insecticides have been applied, lest they die. People use insecticides all over Nigeria. The climatic nature of […]

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Ultrasonic Insect (Mosquito) Repeller

ULTRASONIC INSECT (MOSQUITO) REPELLER ABSTRACT Ultrasonic electronic pest and insect repellent devices claim that their high frequency sound waves are intolerable to rodents and insects. However, simply plugging in one of these devices probably won’t end your pest woes. It’s important to understand exactly what these devices can do before investing in one. In 2001, […]

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Electrical/Electronics Engineering Approache To Global Change

ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING APPROACHE TO GLOBAL CHANGE ABSTRACT Integrated solid waste management (ISWM) is deemed a long-standing strategy in dealing with a part of the collective impact of these global changes. The concept of systems engineering can simultaneously address more internal and external factors that influence the decision-making process for ISWM, from planning to design and […]

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Antimicrobial Efficacy Of Selected Disinfectants

ANTIMICROBIAL EFFICACY OF SELECTED DISINFECTANTS INTRODUCTION Hospital and community-acquired infections are escalating and pose a serious public health problem worldwide.[1] Hands are considered to be the primary route for transmitting microbes and infections to the individuals.[2] Personal as well as hand hygiene is important to prevent many communicable diseases. The word “hygiene” is derived from […]

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Water Level Control Using Fuzzy Logic System

WATER LEVEL CONTROL USING FUZZY LOGIC SYSTEM Abstract  Water level control is highly important in industrial applications such as boilers in nuclear power plants. This paper analyzes the effectiveness of water level controller using fuzzy logic. The fuzzy controller is implemented in MATLAB and then simulated in SIMULINK to test the behaviour of the system. […]

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