Research Papers/Topics in Forestry & Wood Technology

EVALUATION OF EFFECTIVE MICROORGANISMS TECHNOLOGY IN INDUSTRIAL WOOD WASTE MANAGEMENT

The huge quantity of waste generated from industries pose a major problem of proper and adequate treatment. Many methods have been discovered for proper waste management so as to convert waste into reusable by-products. This research highlights the use of one of the simple and easy methods-Effective Microorganism (EM) Technology. Here, microorganisms from natural sources are used to convert different types of wood residues from a large wood industrial complex into a reusab...

BIOCONVERSION OF INDUSTRIAL WOOD WASTES INTO VERMICOMPOST BY UTILIZING AFRICAN NIGHT CRAWLERS (EUDRILUS EUGENIAE)

Large amounts of lignocellulosic waste are generated through forestry and agricultural practices, paper-pulp industries, timber industries, and many agro industries. They pose an environmental pollution problem. One of the most economically viable processes for the conversion of lignocellulosic wastes into useful products is the use of earthworms. This process by which earthworms are used to convert organic materials is known as vermicomposting. In the present study, vermibeds ...

A Feasibility Study on Composite Bricks from Sawdust and Boiler Ash Using Cement as A Binder

The present study was carried out with an objective to analyse the feasibility of composite production using sawdust, boiler ash and cement as raw materials. The study investigated various combinations of sawdust, boiler ash and cement as the raw materials for composite brick production. A total of 24 bricks were made on volume ratio basis of sawdust to cement (1:3 and 1:2), boiler ash to cement (1:3 and 1:2) and sawdust, boiler ash to cement(1:1:1 and 1:1:2...

PRESENT STATUS AND CHALLENGES OF WOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION IN INDIA

 This article summarizes the present status and challenges of academic programmes in the field of Wood Science and Technology (WST) in Indian universities and other institutions, with special emphasis to post graduate education. Though the WST education has been running since several decades in India, there is very slow improvement in terms of the number of institutions offering this programme, when compared to many other professional courses. Now there are only 8 institutions in the cou...

IMPACT OF ECONOMICAL AND MANAGERIAL FACTORS INFLUENCING THE PERFORMANCE OF TEXTILE INDUSTRY IN KADUNA STATE-NIGERIA-converted

ABSTRACT Nigeria’s textile industry is the second largest textile industry in Africa employing thousand of workforce and millions of indirect workers. It has been identified as the dependable  employer of labour and source of financial security for most Nigeria youths the sector employed 25% workers in the nation’s manufacturing sector. The textile industry has one of the most complicated industrial chain in the manufacturing industry. This study however, is aimed at known the ...

ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ADOPTION AND REJECTION OF URBAN TREES IN AKURE SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTTrees have been an important aspect of human settlements from history in the days of our forefathers and only a few of the urban dwellers have recognized the benefits gotten from these trees. Urban trees has several benefits it provides to the society, including physiological benefits, aesthetic benefits, prevention of land degradation, reduces increased noise level, social and ecological benefits, provision of fruits, nuts, leaves, fuel wood, fodder, vegetables, shade, and windbreaks...

Impregnation Modification of Wood Seminar

The excellent properties of wood are widely recognized due to the fact that it has been used in the manufacture of structures and shelters from the earliest ages of man. The demand for forest and forests product keeps on increasing as the forest estate is drastically reducing with increasing population and civilization. The increase in the demand of forest and its products in Nigeria has led to the over-exploitation of the Natural Forest and thereby affecting has abundant effec...

Paper on Influence of Thermo-Chemical Modification on the Physical and Dimensional Properties of Leucaena leucocephala Wood

 Abstract: This study was carried out to examine the physical and mechanical properties of thermally and chemically modified Leucaena leucocephala wood.  Sample planks were obtained from Akure and reduced to defect free samples of 20mm × 20mm × 60mm. Wood samples were oven dried at 105 oC and cooled in a dessicator to a constant weight before the thermal treatment. Heat treatment of wood was carried out in a Muffle Furnace at 140 0C, 160 0Cand 180 0C for 1hr and 2 hrs. Butyl Ac...

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