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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 »

    65 pages |  53 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 »

    65 pages |  38 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 »

    65 pages |  35 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 »

    65 pages |  38 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 »

    65 pages |  34 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 »

    65 pages |  34 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 »

    65 pages |  29 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 »

    65 pages |  34 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 »

    65 pages |  32 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 »

    65 pages |  44 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 »

    65 pages |  41 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 »

    65 pages |  41 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 »

    65 pages |  30 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 »

    65 pages |  -1 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 »

    65 pages |  41 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 »

    65 pages |  -1 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 content, total oil cont...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  33 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 »

    65 pages |  29 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 »

    65 pages |  31 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 »

    65 pages |  45 engagements | 


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