Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural And Bio Environmental Engineering

Isolation of oil degradation bacteria

Petroleum-based products are the major  source   of  energy for  industry anddaily life. The technology commonly used for the soil remediation includesmechanical,  burying,  evaporation, dispersion,  and washing. However, theseTechnologies   are   expensive   and   can   lead   to   incomplete   decomposition   ofcontaminants   (Zaid   A.   Pirzada.2015)   The   Bioremediation   techn...

SUSTAINABLE ECOSOPHY FOR AFRICA: AN ETHICAL EVALUATION OF THE AFRICAN ENVIRONMENT

Ecosophy is an Ecological Philosophy aimed at a Philosophical study of the Ecological knowledge. This book is particularly an ethical assessment of the African environment as its setting is basically on the African environment.

PRODUCTION OF BIOGAS USING COW DUND, GRASS CUTTINGS, PIG WASTE

ABSTRACTThis study comparatively analysed biogas production from three waste materials: Grass - Axonopus compressus, cow dung and pig waste slurry, with respect to the effects of carbon/nitrogen (C:N) ratio on biogas yield. A mixing ratio of 1:10 (one (1) part of substrate to ten (10) parts of water) was used. Nine 2L plastic digesters, were used for the study. Digestion was carried out in triplicates, 3 digesters for each substrate. The C:N ratios of the substrates were as follows:  Axonopu...

PHYSICOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS & LEVEL OF SOME TOXIC METALS IN STREET DUST

ABSTRACT This research study the concentration of certain toxic metals in street dust along road construction site and relate the finding to the standard control measure to determine the extent to which environmental uncontrolled process can pollute the environment. This study therefore investigate the Physicochemical parameters of street dust and concentration of three toxic metals; Nickel (Ni), Copper (Cu) and Cadmium (Cd) in Arakale – NEPA Road in Akure City of Ondo State. ...

SUSTAINABLE WASTE TO WEALTH SCHEME FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF LAGOSA CASE FOR PET BOTTLES

ABSTRACT Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles are plastic bottles derived from the raw material known as polyethylene terephthalate). The PET bottles are widely used for packaging carbonated drinks, beverages, food items, mineral water. Due to high consumption of PET bottles, trillions of PET bottles are disposed every year through, land filling, incineration, and ocean dumping; thus, creating nuisance and causing problem to the environment.  This work aims to find an environmentally fr...

AIR POLLUTION TOLERANCE INDEX OF SOME TREE SPECIES AROUND ELECTRICITY GENERATING HOUSES IN AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS, ZARIA, NIGERIA

The  study  examined  the  Air  Pollution  Tolerance  Index  (APTI)  of  seven  different  tree  species  growing around  electricity  generating  houses  within  the  Ahmadu  Bello  University  (ABU)  Main  campus, Samaru.  Four  parameters,  leaf  relative  water  content  (RWC),  ascorbic  acid  content  (AA),  total chlorophyll  (TCH)  and  pH  of  leaf  extract  were  used  to  compute  the  APTI  of  the  tree  species.  Results indi...

ASSESSING HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATION IN SOIL OF FABRIC PRODUCTION VICINITY

ABSTRACT The study of heavy metal deposition and accumulation in fabric production vicinity is of increasing interest because of the awareness that heavy metals present in soils may have negative consequences on human health and the environment. This study describes the assessment of heavy metal concentration in soils of fabric production vicinity a case study of Itoku Adire Kampala market, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Five (5) top soil samples and 5 sub soil samples were colle...

STUDIES ON THE HAEMATOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CLARIAS GARIEPINUS FROM GUBI DAM, BAUCHI STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTStudies were carried out to determine the haematological characteristics of Clarias gariepinus healthy specimens were obtained from Gubi dam. Blood sample ranging between 1.0-1.5ml were taken with the aid of sterilized syringe (21G) inserted by caudal vein puncture. The haematological parameters for each blood specimen were measured using automated haematological analyzer (sysmex  Kx 21N; 000758 model). Blood biochemical analysis to determine plasma albumin, glucose, protein, sodi...