Volume -9, Issue -3  Feb 2023

Effect of Fiber Modification on Pineapple Leaf Fiber's Mechanical Properties and Interfacial Adhesion
Authors : Haydar U. Zaman,Ruhul A. Khan,


Due to their key benefits, which include having a moderate strength and stiffness, being inexpensive, and being a material that is good for the environment, degradable, and renewable, natural fibers are seen as having potential application as reinforcing agents in polymer composite materials. Because of their natural hydrophilicity, they are prone to absorbing moisture, which can weaken or...

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Effect of Induced-Stress Methods on Seedling Vigour and Storability Potential of Some Bambara Groundnut (Vignasubterranea (L.) verdc.)Genotypes
Authors : Olufelo Joseph Olusola,


This study was carried out to evaluate seedling vigour and storability potential in 15 Bambara groundnut genotypes using artificial ageing and methanol test. The seeds were aged artificially at 450C and 99% relative humidity for 48 hours and methanol stress test. In methanol test, seeds were placed in a moist chamber at room temperature for 2 days and afterward soaked in 20% aqueous solutions of...

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Analysis of Wastewater Treatment using Corncob-Activated Charcoal
Authors : Mejeh Kingsley Ikechukwu,Okpala N. Alex,


Test was conducted to determine some physicochemical and microbiological parameters from samples of effluent collected from industrial and domestic sources. Corncob which till now is an agricultural waste in maize cultivation was used as an adsorbent. It is therefore a cost-effective method. These are carbon-based materials produced by carbonization and activation of Corncob. Among the...

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Investigation into Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene/Modified Nano-Zinc Oxide Nanocomposites
Authors : Haydar U. Zaman,Ruhul A. Khan,


: It is easier to exhibit appropriate mechanical and chemical properties when nano-zinc oxides are introduced to polymers as reinforcement, generating a completely flexible designed composite. Polymer mixtures are a vital component in the management of novel materials, which excel above net polymers in terms of characteristics. Polymer blends are able to provide substances with long-lasting...

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Compliance to COVID-19 Safety Guidelines during Practical Class: An Investigative Study of the Engineering Students in IMO State Polytechnic
Authors : O.C. Chukwuezie,N.R. Nwakuba,C. Ononogbo,


The World Health Organization stipulated safety guidelines to curb the spread of Covid-19. In this study, the influence of workshop temperature, duration of practical class and week of study on compliance to nose masking and hand washing by engineering students of Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo during practical were evaluated. Firstly, the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of the students...

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A Review on Emerging Advancements of Nanocellulose and Production Process in Food Packaging Applications
Authors : Iheoma Chigoziri Nwuzor,Chinomso Macanthony Ewulonu,Simeon Chukwudozie Nwanonenyi,Henry Chukwuka Oyeoka,


In the current strive towards a sustainable future, renewable material resources are increasingly gaining attention and are being investigated for the development of future alternatives to conventional products. This strive is also steadily increasing the demand for new materials with various functionalities and tenable properties. Nanocellulose, a product from renewable materials, has been...

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Study of Antimicrobial Activity of ZiziphusJujuba Leaf, Fruit and Seed Extracts
Authors : S. Ponmani,T. Selvankumar,


Nearly 60% of the world’s population and pharmaceuticals depends on natural plants as a source for treating human ailments. In this context, Ziziphus jujube has been called a multipurpose tree from time immemorial as it has immense medicinal and Phytopharmacological properties. The present study was involved in establishing the antimicrobial effect of the leaves, seeds, and fruits of...

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Changing of Transport of Charge Carriers in an Implanted-junction Heterorectifier under the influence of Mismatch-induced Stress
Authors : E.L. Pankratov,


In this paper we analyzed changing of charge carrier’s mobility in an implanted-junction heterorectifier under the influence of mismatch-induced stress. We introduce a model to describe the above changing of the mobility. Analysis of the above model leads to conditions (i) to change of the above mobility under influence of the considered stress; (ii) to change of mismatch- induced stress by...

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The Chemical Engineer’s Perspective on the Role of the Central Nervous System (CNS) in Blood Pressure Control
Authors : V.C. Nwabueze,T.O. Ajayi,


A comprehensive block diagram of the Blood Pressure Control (BPC) System of the body based on Control Engineering principles was designed through extensive research on the role of the CNS in BP control. The BPC system developed is the first to incorporate in one process system the three mechanisms of blood pressure regulation in the body. During the course of this research it was found that the...

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Evaluation of the Physico-Mechanical Characteristics of Composites using Banana Fiber: In-Depth Review Findings
Authors : Haydar U. Zaman,Ruhul A. Khan,


In today's quickly modernizing world, the use of composite materials and environmental pollution, as well as the employment of renewable and biodegradable resources, are intimately related. Finding sustainable materials is the focus of an environmental researcher. Both natural and synthetic fibers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Recently, natural fibers have attracted the attention of...

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 Optimal Location and Sizing of Series FACTS device to Minimization of Power Loss and Voltage Magnitude
Authors : M . Santhosh Raikar,G.D. Kamalapur ,


Every day, power piques our curiosity more and more. As a result, there is a quick power exchange that creates challenging power transmission issues as well as a stampeded increase in booked power that flows through the transmission line. Building more transmission lines or boosting the load capacity of the ones that already exist can remedy this issue. The cost-effectiveness of constructing...

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 Radial Charge Fitting Curve for the Quantification and Classification of Parameters to Aid Diagnosis of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
Authors : S. Rajalaxmi,


Left Ventricular Hypertrophy has a risk of increasing the brevity of the population if left untreated. Quantitative aid in the diagnosis and prognosis of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy to field experts is very essential to classify the disease for aiding prognosis. Endocardium segmentation of left and right ventricles is done through Local Chan-Vese (LCV) model using Radial Charge Fitting Curve....

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Applying Graph Theory and Multi-Variables G-Function to Solved the Problem Related to Cooling a Sphere
Authors : Gurusharan Kaur,Pinkey Sikarwar,Amrita Dwivedi,Laxmi Rathour,


We have observed that the separation of variables method and graph theory in mathematics can be applied to several types of problems on bounded three-dimensional domains. The problem must be linear and have homogeneous boundary-conditions. In this paper, we present the result of classical problem in three dimensions by applying modified integral form, of Newton's law of cooling for sphere, which...

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Development of an Improved Smart Solar Post-harvest Dryer
Authors : Nwadinobi Chibundo Princewill,Nwaiwu Uchechukwu,Awani Victor Toju,Ogbu Kosiso Michelangelo,


The most potent way to address the issue of food scarcity as the global population rises is the reduction of food losses. Drying is a major channel of achieving safety and security of food items. In this study, an improved smart solar dryer was developed and its performance was evaluated. 200g of fresh corn and 400g of ripe plantain were used to investigate the performance of the developed dryer....

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A Review on Polymer Nanocomposites and Its Applications
Authors : Haydar U. Zaman,Ruhul A. Khan,


Multiple phases that have at least one, two, or three dimensions in the nanoscale range make up a nanocomposite material. Phase interfaces are produced when material dimensions are reduced to the nanoscale level, and they are crucial for improving the properties of the material. Understanding the relationship between structure and property is directly influenced by the surface area to volume...

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