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  • 1. EFFECT OF EGGSHELL AS A FILLER ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF FLEXIBLE POLYURET...

    » ABSTRACT   Traditionally, calcium carbonate is used as a filler in foam industries and studies have shown that egg shell contains about 94 % calcium carbonate. The effect of egg shell in flexible polyurethane foam was studied in this work. Foam with no filler was produced as a control. The egg shell was beneficiated, characterized and used as filler in flexible polyurethane foam production with v...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  1,142 engagements | 

  • 2. STUDIES ON THE PROPERTIES OF SHORT OKRA-GLASS FIBERS REINFORCED EPOXY HYBRID COM...

    » ABSTRACT     In this work,theproperties of short okra glass fibers reinforced epoxy hybrid composites were studied. Critical fiber length of the okra fiber was studied at different lengths (10mm, 20mm, 30mm, 40mm and 50mm). Fiber length of 20mm exhibited the best optimal property values. The properties obtained were Tensile strength value of 10.7MPa, MoE value of 698.8MPa, impact strength of 20k...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  571 engagements | 

  • 3. DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SELF-HEALING CAR PAINT USING CHITOSAN

    » ABSTRACT       Car surfaces are vulnerable to scratches from environmental conditions, thereby prompting car users to visit car workshop for re spray. This process does not usually bring permanent solution to scratches on car surfaces since they are often re spray with non self healing paint. The aim of this work was to develop self healing car paint. In doing this, response surface methodology...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  697 engagements | 

  • 4. DEVELOPMENT OF ADSORBENTS AND PHOTOCATALYSTS USING NIGERIAN PINDIGA BENTONITIC C...

    » ABSTRACT     The potential of Pindiga bentonitic clay for phenol adsorption from aqueous solution and photocatalytic degradation was studied. Pindiga bentonic clay was treated with oxalic acid and calcined at a temperature of 1000oC and was successfully used as an adsorbent and for the degradation of phenol under visible light illumination. The processes were investigated by X Ray Fluorescence (...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  514 engagements | 

  • 5. DEVELOPMENT OF BAOBAB/SISAL REINFORCED LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE HYBRID COMPOSITE

    » Abstract   In this work, the properties of baobab/sisal fibre reinforced low density polyethylene hybrid composites were studied. The effect of fibre loading and fibre treatment with varying sodium hydroxide (NaOH)concentration on the composite properties was investigated. The developed composites were characterized for tensile strength, modulus of elasticity (MOE), elongation at break, hardness ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  514 engagements | 

  • 6. DEVELOPMENT OF PILOT-SCALE REACTOR FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ALUMINIUM HYDROXIDE FRO...

    » ABSTRACT     This work wasaimed at the design and fabrication of a pilot scale reactor for the production of aluminium hydroxide from aluminium sulphate obtained from Kankara kaolin for use in Zeolite Y synthesis. XRD, XRF and BET analyses were carried out on the aluminium hydroxide first prepared at bench scale and pilot scale. The aluminum hydroxide precipitated on a laboratory bench scale at ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  601 engagements | 

  • 7. EFFECT OF GASIFICATION OPERATING PARAMETERS ON QUALITY OF SYNGAS PRODUCED USING ...

    » Abstract   This research work investigates the effect of gasification operating parameters, namely: equivalence ratio (ER), gasification agent, reaction zone temperature, and residence time on quality of syngas produced using sawdust.The research experiments were conducted using a pilot scale downdraft gasifier with constricted throat and a rotating grate. Temperatures at reaction zone of the gas...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  385 engagements | 

  • 8. OPTIMIZATION OF ACTIVATED CARBON PREPARATION FROM CORNCOB WASTEWATER TREATMENT

    » ABSTRACT   Corncob Activated Carbon (AC) was produced via chemical activation with phosphoric acid (H3PO4) for the hydrolysis step and potassium hydroxide (KOH) for the impregnation step. In this work, optimization and development of the model equations for the preparation conditions of AC, Design Expert 6.0.6 Stat Ease, Inc USA software was used. For the optimization of the AC preparation condit...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  506 engagements | 

  • 9. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF DOWNDRAFT GASIFIER FOR SYNGAS PRODUCTION USING RICE HU...

    » Abstract   Biomass gasification is a thermochemical process that converts biomass to a combination of gases known as syngas comprising mainly of CO, H2and CH4 as a result of partial combustion with a gasifying agent. It is considered to be a promising clean energy option for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and a way of utilizing agricultural wastes like rice husk. The syngas can be used no...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  411 engagements | 

  • 10. PRODUCTION OF BIOETHANOL FROM ELEPHANT GRASS (Pennisetum purpureum) STEM

    » ABSTRACT   The production of bio ethanol from Elephant grass (Pennisetun purpureum) stem was carried out using elephant grass stem as a feedstock and a combination of Aspergillus niger at 0.2%(w/v) 0.4%(w/v), 0.6%(w/v), 0.8%(w/v) and 1%(w/v) concentrations and   Saccharomyces cerevisiae (brewer’s yeast) at 0.5% (w/v), 1%(w/v), 1.5%(w/v), 2%(w/v) and 2.5%(w/v) concentrations as cells by s...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  648 engagements | 

  • 11. PRODUCTION OF BIOGAS FROM THE ANAEROBIC CO-DIGESTION OF TANNERY FLESHING AND COW...

    » ABSTRACT   The subjects of interest in this work were the production of biogas via anaerobic co digestion of tannery fleshing and cow dung; and the reduction of sulphide concentration by direct inclusion of sodium and calcium alginate. Comparison of the efficacy of various tannery beam house effluents as substrate diluents indicated that the soaking liquor was most favourable. Use of soaking liqu...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  427 engagements | 

  • 12. SYNTHESIS OF BIOLUBRICANT FROM VEGETABLE OILS

    » ABSTRACT     This thesis aimed at the production of biolubricant from vegetable oils. The first stage produced methyl ester of the oil and in the second stage; the methyl ester was transesterified with Trimethylolpropane (TMP) in a ratio of 3.5:1 at 1500C to produce the biolubricant. The pour points biolubricant and its blend were significantly improved when compared to that of raw oils. The pou...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  552 engagements | 

  • 13. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CHEMICAL AND MICROWAVE SYNTHESIZED ACTIVATED CARBORN FROM...

    » CHAPTER ONE     INTRODUCTION     1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY     Activated carbon, also widely known as activated charcoal or activated coal is a form of carbon which has been processed to make it extremely porous and thus to have a very large surface area available for adsorption or chemical reactions (Mattson et al., 1971). The word active is sometimes used in place of activated. It is chara...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  320 engagements | 

  • 14. ANALYSIS OF BUSH PEAR AND ITS OIL

    » ABSTRACT   The research project studies the analysis of pear and its oil. The mesocarp from edible African pear “DacryodesEdulis” were evaluated for their oil yield. The pulp from this pear were oven dried at 100oC 105oC to a moisture content level of 29%.The mesocarp was subjected to proximate analysis to determine the percentage of the moisture, ash, fat, crude fibre, crude protein and carb...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  0 engagements | 

  • 15. ASSESSMENT OF CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) LEVEL

    » ABSTRACT   Air pollutions pollutant showed that the extent of spreading depends on the motor vehicle traffic population of the area. This pollution strongly generated through combustion of fossil fuels presents difficult environmental challenge to societies as it could degrade the environment and affect human health and quality of life. Vehicular emissions are major contributors to air pollution ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  411 engagements | 

  • 16. DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF MAIZE CORN-ON-COB TRAY DRYER

    » ABSTRACT     This study was carried out to generate a design data, design and fabricate a maize corn on cob tray dryer used by maize farmers. Ripped maize corns with husks were bought from the market and preserved to retained its moisture content, dehusked and thereafter, dried to a given percentage moisture content of 15%. This was done by laboratory dryer. The drying rate data was generated an...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  0 engagements | 

  • 17. EFFECT OF PARTICLE SIZE ON OIL YIELD USING SCENT BEAN SEED (‘OZAKI’)

    » ABSTRACT This project was done to extract and characterize bean oil according to their particle sizes. The experiment was carried out using scent bean (i.e. ‘Ozaki’, ‘Ijilizi’or ‘Azamu’) as sample. The oils were extracted by solvent extraction /leaching extraction using n hexane. Proximate analysis was carried out to obtain percentage moisture content, ash conte...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  404 engagements | 

  • 18. HEAD LOSES IN HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL ORIFICEMETER A COMPARATIVE EVALUATION AND ...

    » ABSTRACT         A comparative investigation was undertaken to determine the head loss coefficients for horizontally mounted and vertically mounted orifices using a Fluid mechanics and Heat transfer trainer developed in Nigeria. Experiments were carried out observing the procedure and the discharge of the flow of water was collected to obtain the volumetric flow rate and also read off the righ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  333 engagements | 

  • 19. THE EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE ON HYDROLYSIS OF CELLULOSE (SAW-DUST)

    » ABSTRACT     The effect of concentration of hydrochloric acid on hydrolysis of cellulose (saw dust) to glucose was studied on this research project and the steps obtained to achieve this project involved treatment of saw dust (cellulose) with different concentrations of the acid at constant temperature of 80°   (350k) for 30mins. This was followed by glucose analysis, some analysis or experi...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  411 engagements | 

  • 20. THE PRODUCTION OF YAM FLOUR FROM YAM CHIPS

    »   ABSTRACT     The project dealt on the production of yam flour from yam chips. The yams were peeled and washed, 100grams samples coded sample A to G were subjected to two different drying conditions. Some were dried using the sun drying method while the others were dried through oven drying method kept at constant temperature of 500C, sodium bi carbonate was added to some of the samples, all t...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  629 engagements | 

  • 21. ENHANCEMENT OF CELLULOSIC ETHANOL PRODUCTION THROUGH ASPERGILLUS NIGER MODIFICAT...

    » ABSTRACT Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation (SSF) were carried out to produce ethanol from maize stalk in 500ml conical flask. Aspergillus niger strains were isolated from four difference sources, maize stalk, soil, bambaranut, rotten wood. Cellulose degrading ability was screened by zone of clearance carried out by simple agar method.. Apergillus strain from rotten wood (ANRW) produce...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  670 engagements | 

  • 22. AIR INJECTION STUDIES FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY

    » Abstract Conventionally, air injection has been used for recovery of heavy crude oil in the production field, but studies have shown that depletion of light crude oil in the reservoir leads to abandonment of such wells. Hence, this work studied the kinetics and combustion of light crude oil in situ the reservoir to understand their potentials for high pressure air injection (HPAI) enhanced oil rec...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  539 engagements | 

  • 23. CONSTRUCTION OF A VERTICAL FIRE TUBE BOILER

    » ABSTRACT The construction of this vertical fire tube boiler was carried out both at the industrial center and Mechanical Engineering workshop of the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu. The boiler contains 2 steam  tubes at triangular pitch which are enclosed in a shell.  Water is introduced through the shell.  When the burner is put on, the products of combustion – excess oxy...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  725 engagements | 

  • 24. CONSTRUCTION OF ALUMINUM WALL RACK

    » ABSTRACT This project was constructed with the desired materials of construction. The materials include aluminum, glass and wood.  Aluminum was used in forming the skeleton of the structure, glass was used for the doors while wood was used in the sides, top, base and partitions. After building the skeleton of the structure with aluminum, other materials were used and made up the complete structur...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  623 engagements | 

  • 25. DESIGN OF MOLTEN SALT COOLER IN PROCESS PLAN FOR PRODUCTION OF 2-7 X 104 TONNES/...

    » ABSTRACT   The general approach to any design of a process plant involve an advanced network of Chemical Engineering processes. This equipment design project was carried out to design a molten salt cooler (heat exchanger) for production of 2.7 x 104 tonnes/year capacity of phthalic anhydride by direct synthesis of gaseous naphthalene. The information concerning the design of this equipment was go...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  820 engagements | 


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