Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural And Bio Environmental Engineering

Design, Fabrication andpr Performance Evaluation of a Battery Operated Solar Charged Boom Sprayer

Table of ContentCHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1       Background to the study 1.2       Solar Energy and Deep Cycle Battery 1.2.1    Solar Energy    1.3       Definition of Sprayer1.4       Statement of the Problem1.5       Aims and Objectives of the Project             1.6 &n...

TRIAL ERROR AND OUTLIER IN AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT DATA AND THEIR HANDLING

AbstractOutlier is a questionable plot value which differs greatly from the mean of all other replications of a specific treatment while trial error may occur as a result of a mistake in measurement or transcription during data collection or entry. The presence of any of the two confounds the inferences made from the data analyses especially the F-statistic whose estimate is based on sample means and variances. This report was intended to show how Genstat statistical software package assists ...

An Investigation on Types of Litter Found Along the Walvis Bay Promenade

Table of ContentIntroduction Objectives Study design Data collection Results Discussion Recommendation ReferencesIntroductionLitter is the improper disposal of waste products through human activities (Berglund, Koivula & Eeva 2011). Why people litter? Dropping litter where litter has already accumulated. Lack of knowledge on the effects of litter on the environment. Laziness & IgnoranceA promenade is a public walkway, typically along the sea f...

Energy Production from Landfill Technology Context of Improved Solid Waste and Management in Khartoum State – Sudan

AbstractRecently, the world has begun to experience depletion in energy resources and this issuehas become a major concern. Sudan faces a problem with limited fossil fuel resources andan increase in waste accumulation as population growth and economic development playan important role in increasing solid waste generation in addition to increasing energydemand. Sudan is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa, with an annualgrowth of 2%. We find that about 20% of the popula...

Composting Of Organically Amended/Treated Hardwood And Softwood Sawdust

ABSTRACT Sawdust is a major waste produced by the wood industry. Adding value to sawdust through composting is one of the surest means by which environmental pollution could be minimized. About 500 kg of softwood and hardwood sawdust were separately mixed with mucuna leaves and kitchen waste in the ratio of 3:1:1 on weight basis and heaped using effluent from abattoir to develop composts. Objectives of the study were to monitor changes in the physico-chemical properties, NH4 + ‒ N, ...

PATHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF SEED-BORNE MYCOFLORA OF Pinus caribaea Morelet var. hondurensis

ABSTRACT A survey of, the mycoflora of three seed lots of Pinus caribaea var. hondurensis was carried out using the incubation tests for the detection of seed-borne fungi on agricultural seeds. The seed-borne fungi identified were: t Acromonium sp., Aspergillus flatus, fumigatus,! A. niger, A. tamarii, Botrvtis sp., BotryQdiplQd.i.a theobromae, Chaetomium funicola, £. globosum, £. indiCUTO, Cladosporium oxvsporum, Pendrophpma sp., Fysa.riym ecruiseti, F. moniliforme var. intermedi...

Assessment of Post-harvest Handling Practices and Losses of Maize in Ejura-sekyeredumase Municipality

 Introduction to the background of the study: Maize (Zea mays) is the highest produced cereal crop and the most widely consumed food in Ghana with increasing production since 1965 (FAO, 2008; Morris et al., 1999). Maize is cultivated in all the ten regions of the country however the leading producing areas are mainly in the middle-southern part (Brong Ahafo, Eastern and Ashanti provinces) where 84 percent of the maize is grown, with the remaining 16 percent being grown in the northern re...

Ergonomic modification and performance evaluation of a shoulder-strapped brush cutter

Ergonomic studies were carried out on selected shoulder-strap brush cutters to evaluate some deficient ergonomic factors associated with their operations. These deficiencies were used as basis for modification. Contextual interview and field interactions were used to obtain ergonomic data that are descriptively analyzed. Results of ergonomic assessment shows that operators are subjected to pains around the neck, shoulders, upper arm and fingers which are largely traceable to shoulde...

A fuzzy-Based Decision Support System for Soil Selection in Olericulture

With the advent of modern computer technology, the field of Artificial Intelligence is playing a significant role in improving almost every spectrum of human life. In the field of agriculture, there is always need for optimality with improved crop yield. This paper dwells majorly on the application of fuzzy logic to predict crop type with optimal crop yield based on available soil nutrients. Some soil data samples were collected from the department of soil science, Federal University of Agric...

Agricultural Biomass Waste (cow Dung) collection, storage and use in Anaerobic Digestion with CHP

How Much quantity of dung needs to be collected to be used in an Anaerobic Digestion process to make it economically viable? How can the collected dung be used to generate electricity and heat in a combined heat and power? What CHP technology gives you the best electrical to thermal heat ratio? 

The Effect Of Total Dissolved Solids, Salinity And Electrical Conductivity Parameters Of Water On Abundance Of Anopheles Mosquito Larvae In Different Breeding Sites Of Kapiri Mposhi

Malaria is a global public health problem, caused by malaria parasites transmitted by the vector adult female Anopheles mosquitoes. The life cycle of Anopheles mosquito (Order: Diptera) has six stages egg, four larvae instars and pupa. The immature stages are aquatic and determine the abundance, distribution and fitness of the adult Anopheles mosquito. The physicochemical parameters (Conductivity, Salinity and Total Dissolved solids) of water affects survival and development of the larvae. Th...

Construction of a Battery Cage with Manually Operated Waste Conveyor

This is a research work carried out on battery cage system of poultry management. It's all about how to minimize waste from poultry birds and also how to convey waste by employing the help of a belt conveyor 

EFFECTS OF LIQUID WASTES FROM AUTOMOBILE WORKSHOPS ON PROPERTIES OF SOILS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT: This study was carried out in Udi, Udenu and Nsukka Local Government Areas, in Enugu state. The effects of liquid wastes from automobile workshops on some selected soil properties of the study area were investigated. Auger samples were collected at two depths, (surface, 0- 20cm) and (subsurface, 20- 40cm) of automobile wastes contaminated sites and 100m away for uncontaminated sites. Core samples were collected from both soils and surface samples were again collected for planting m...

Review on Some Plants as Bio-pesticides

Abstract: The study used Onion (Allium Cepa), Garlic (Allium Sativum L.) and Sour Orange (Citrus Aurantium) to assess their effectiveness as bio- pesticides. The study also revealed that plants play vital roles towards the storage of many food stuffs. The consideration for the used extracts of plants origin is that they were easily biodegradable, effective on some pests and considered safer in pest control operations as they minimized pesticide residues and also ensured  safety of th...

A comparative study of noise pollution levels in Ilorin metropolis

The noise pollution is a major problem&nbsp;for the quality of life in urban areas. This study&nbsp;was conducted to compare the noise pollution&nbsp;levels at busy roads/road junctions, passengers&nbsp;loading parks, commercial, industrial and residential&nbsp;areas in Ilorin metropolis. A total number&nbsp;of 47-locations were selected within the metropolis.&nbsp;Statistical analysis shows significant difference&nbsp;(P < 0.05) in noise pollution levels between industrial&nbsp;areas and low...


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