Research Papers/Topics in Civil Engineering

Comparative Study On The Strength Of Lightweight Foamed Concrete Using Different Reagents (Lithofoam & Sodium Lauryl Sulphate)

ABSTRACTThis project presents the results of the investigation conducted on a lightweight foamed concrete using different reagents; Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) and Lithofoam, with a view to determining its potential as a construction material in Nigeria. The properties investigated on the foamed concrete having target density of 1800kg/m3 were: workability, bulk density and compressive strength. The foamed concretes produced using SLS were developed using a w/c ratio of 0.5 and a mix r...

GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY USING A DOUBLE CHAMBER MICROBIAL FUEL CELL

GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY USING  A DOUBLE CHAMBER MICROBIAL FUEL CELL ABSTRACTThe  microbial  fuel  cells  (MFCs)  was  used  to  generate  electricity  from  waste  water  and  fresh  water, Design  MFCs  using  different  types  of  materials  for  the  electrodes  on  the  generation  of  electrical power  from  two  MFCs,...

MAINTENANCE OF URBAN INFRASTRUCTURES (A CASE STUDY OF ILORIN METROPOLIS)

ABSTRACTThis project “maintenance of urban infrastructures (a case study of Ilorin metropolis)” lays emphasis on the various Infrastructures such as Roads, Rail, Electricity, Water-Supply, Solid Waste Management Facilities, Drainage Facilities and Sewerage. The various magnitude and the facilities provided were looked upon; the various defects and possible remedies to some specific infrastructures were also looked at. The major data collection procedures were from the various infrastructu...

AN EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT OF SUSTAINABILITY OF AN URBAN WATER SUPPLY SERVICE DELIVERY

ABSTRACTUrban population  is  rapidly  increasing  in  Ilorin  along  with  attendant  increased  water demand. The inadequacies of water supply services has forced the populace to depend on dug wells, boreholes, water tankers, street vendors etc. for their water needs. People spend hour’s daily carrying jerry can all around to collect and queue for water at the public water tap with high opportunity cost of time and intense economic wastage...

UNDRAINED SHEAR BEHAVIOR OF SOILS OCCURRING WITHIN NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA

ABSTRACTDuring this research work, namely; the undrained shear behavior of soils within Nnamdi Azikiwe University, five different samples within the university compound were analyzed. Some laboratory test was carried out for classification and identification of their engineering properties, these tests include particle size distribution, Atterberg limit test, specific gravity, and free swell tests. Also, shear strength test (UU triaxial test) at different cell pressures and one-dimensional co...

Recycling and reuses of waste paper within Mapoly Community.

ABSTRACTThis work is an attempt at recycling and re-use of waste paper within Mapoly Community. Since the day it is invented till today, paper is a part of human life in various ways and it is gaining even more popularity as years go by. As the consumption of paper has been exploited. Recycling of paper has become vital since the demand for paper has increased and natural resources are being exploited.In this study, the quantity of solid waste generated within MAPOLY were assessed. Also, coll...

ASSESSMENT OF VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE AND HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY OF LATERITE STABILIZED WITH BAMBOO LEAF ASH AS LINER MATERIAL

The project work assessed the volumetric shrinkage and hydraulic conductivity of lateritic soil-bamboo leaf ash admixture as liner materials for use in waste containment systems or structures such that the result shows effectiveness for use.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH EFFECTS OF WASTE MANAGEMENT IN SAKI WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

This research will focus on the environmental and health impact of solid waste management in Saki West Local Government. Efforts will be directed to visit some houses, shops, markets, and commercial areas etc. and dumpsite located within Saki west LGA. The study will be limited only to those who generate waste and dispose waste, either to public or private waste collection service and authorized collector identified by the people, customer/ client and part of the Board and waste management.So...

The effect of rainfall on the quality of hand dug well water

                   ABSTRACTThis study investigated the effect of rainfall on the physical, chemical and bacteriological quality of some selected hand-dug well water consumed by students of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti. To this effect, six (6) samples from three (3) hand-dug well used, labeled (Ab, Bb, Cb & Aa, Ba, Ca) indicating before and after rainfall respectively were collected and examined for both the bacteriological and physio-chemical parameters. The bacteriological...

Bearing Capacity and Settlement Characteristics of Soil: A case study of FUTO Senate Building & FUTO NDDC Hostel Area, Owerri, Imo State.

The sole purpose of this project work is to determine the settlement characteristics of soil for the construction of building, a case study at FUTO Senate Building  area  and FUTO NDDC hostel area, other objectives are the classification of the  soil, determination of the strength properties of these soils and also making of  sundry recommendations about the type of foundation most suitable for the  construction of buildings on these soils. Soil samples were collected from FUTO  Sen...

QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF DRINKING WATER SOURCES (STUDY OF OLOWOTEDO COMMUNITY, OGUN STATE)

ABSTRACTThe study aimed to assess the quality of drinking water in Olowotedo community of Ogun state, Nigeria. Five samples were taken from different sources (wells, borehole, tap and sachet water) were analyzed, Selection of water samples was carried out using proportionate allocation, equal allocation, simple random sampling  and systematic sampling methods depending on the stage. The water  quality parameters examined and their results for all the five water samples were; colour having 0...

THE IMPERATIVE OF ENGAGING PROFESSIONAL BUILDERS IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION WORKS

Time has come for people to know the implications of engaging non-professional builders in building construction works. The stoppage of engaging non-professional  builders would reduce or even stop  the event such as shoddy works, use of inappropriate materials/personnel’s and abandonment of project, cost overrun, and inadequate supervision/incompetence and incessant collapse of buildings. This project therefore delved into the imperative of engaging professional builders in build...

Purification of Water Using a Plastic Bio-Sand Filter

Plastic bio-sand filter is a prototype of a slow sand filter which purifies water using sand and gravels of specific sizes of (0.36mm, 2.36mm, 6.35mm), this filter has been designed and constructed to evaluate its performance using raw water from fishpond at faculty of Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and to remove pathogenic organisms present in the water. The filter is composed of a lid which covers the whole filter from the entrance of debris or contamina...

Effect of coconut fibre on the properties of maize-cob cement sheet

Nigeria has plenty of Agricultural waste products such as coconut fibre, rice husk, corn cob and oil palm frond fibre. If the waste cannot be disposed properly it, will lead to social and environmental problem.The selection of coconut fibre in this study is a good effort in order to reduce a bulk of coconut fibre waste in Nigeria, according to a survey that was conducted by Ministry of Agricultural, Malaysia  (Hisbany, 2005). There will be a huge amount of waste with these huge plantatio...


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