Research Papers/Topics in Civil And Environmental Engineering

Effect of Date Palm Seed Ash as a Supplementary Cementitious Material in Concrete

AbstractThis study investigates the effect of Date Palm Seed Ash (DPSA) as a pozzolan on the workability, compressive strength and water absorption capacity of concrete. Temperature regulated kiln was used to burn the Date Palm Seed (DPS) into DPSA in two stages: it was first burned for eight hours at an optimum temperature of 590oC and then cooled for two days. It was again burned for three hours at an optimum temperature of 630oC for eight hours and was air cooled again for three days. The ...

Analysis Of Challenges Related To Poor Environmental Regulatory Framework On Mineral Exploration Projects: A Case Of Tanzania

Abstract In the United Republic of Tanzania (URT), all environmental issues related to the mining industry are regulated according to two principle Acts: The Mining Act and the Environmental Management Act, and their respective regulations. The current acts were enacted in 2010 and 2004 respectively. Mineral exploration (that includes all on-site activities performed before a mining project is declared feasible) projects in URT appears to be “unforgotten phenomena” in the two major le...

The Challenges of Water Supply for A Megacity: A Case Study of Lagos Metropolis

ABSTRACT Lagos State has grown from 300,000 and 500,000 in 1950 and 1991 to an unprecedented population of 15.7 million (Mabogunje, 2002). Already, it is projected to have a population of 25 million by 2015 which will make Lagos the third largest megacity after Tokyo and Bombay and a population of 29 million by 2020, with an annual growth rate of 8 %( UNCHS, 1996; George, 2010; LWC, 2011). This scenario presents enormous emerging challenges as well as opportunities that are numerous, dive...