Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural And Bio Environmental Engineering

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...

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

Thermodynamic limitations to nuclear energy deployment as a greenhouse gas mitigation technology

To both replace fossil-fuel-energy use and meet the future energy demands, nuclear energy production would have to increase by 10.5% per year from 2010 to 2050. This large growth rate creates a cannibalistic effect, where nuclear energy must be used to supply the energy for future nuclear power plants. This study showed that the limit of ore grade to offset greenhouse gas emissions is significantly higher than the purely thermodynamic limit set by energy payback times found in the literature....

TRIAL ERROR AND OUTLIER IN AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT DATA AND THEIR HANDLIN

ABSTRACT1Department of Crop Science and Technology, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, PMB 1526 Owerri, Imo state. 2Department of Crop Science and Horticulture, Chukwuemeka OdumegwuUniversity, Uli, Anambra State. 3Department of Microbiology School of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, P.M.B 1526 Owerri, Imo State. 4Department of Plant Health, College of Crop and Soil Sciences, Michael Okpara University of ...