Research Papers/Topics in Civil Engineering

Investigation of Bamboo as Possible Substitute for Concrete as Main Building Material in Nigeria

ABSTRACTBamboo is one of the oldest traditional materials used by mankind. They are the largest members of the grass family and are the fastest growing in the world. Bamboo is a substitute building material which is renewable, environment friendly and widely available as the wood resources are diminishing and restrictions are imposed on the felling of the natural forest trees. Due to its rapid growth and high yield, adaptability to most climatic conditions and due to its properties, bamb...

DESIGN OF SEDIMENTATION TANK TO RESUSCITATE PHYTOREMEDIATION IN OVERLOADED OBAFEMI AWOLOWO SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT

The discharge of raw sewage or improperly treated sewage into water bodies has always had a threatening effect on aquatic lives and that of human that uses the water on the downstream. Such is the case of Awba Lake which is currently being polluted by effluents from Obafemi Awolowo sewage treatment plant. The treatment plant is currently overloaded and macrophyte (water hyacinth) used for phytoremediation in the treatment plant can no longer survive under such high organic condition.This proj...