Research Papers/Topics in Chemical Science

.Implications~Of Water Scarcity On The Environment. A Case Study Of Kisarawe Village, Kisarawe District

ABSTRACT:Water is a basic natural resource that sustains life and economic development. It is the next resource to air. Water can exist in various forms that is gaseous, solid and liquid. A study on the implication of water scarcity on the environment was conducted in Kisarawe village, Kisarawe District.In order to investigate the above, the following variables were measured; water sources, distribution systems, associated problems and measures being used to mini...

The Effectiveness Of Moringa Oleifera Coagulant In The Treatment Of Drinking Water

ABSTRACTThis research study aimed at assessing the effectiveness of Moringa oleifera coagulant in thetreatment of safer, cleaner, adequate and cheaper drinking water for all Ugandans. Watersamples from Lake Victoria and hand dug wells both found in Ggaba were treated using Moringa oleifera and Alum coagulant in different sets according to ISO 9308 1-1 and Associationof Official Analytical Chemist (AOAC) jar test procedures. Then pH, turbidity, conductivityand total coliform levels of water sa...

Phytochemical Screening, Proximate Analysis and Nutrient Evaluation of Thaumatoccocus Daniellii (Sweet Prayers Leaves) And Musa Accuminata (Banana Leaves)

ABSTRACT Thaumatococcus daniellii and Musa acuminate are leaves used for wrapping foods and these herbs have some medicinal value. The affordability, preservation, usage techniques, and seasonal scarcity of the leaves make it difficult for people to use them frequently but they are preferred over plastic bags and aluminum foil in terms of wrapping edible foods like beans pudding (moi-moi), agidi, etc and fresh foods like uncooked meat, vegetables etc. This research work involved phytochemica...

Geophysical Investigation Of Geothermal Potential Of The Gilgil Area, Nakuru County, Kenya Using Gravity Method

ABSTRACT In this study, gravity survey method was used to investigate the geothermal potential field in Gilgil area, Nakuru County, Kenya. No previous geophysical study has been done in Gilgil area. Gilgil area is volcanic and gravity survey in volcanic regions has shown that it gives useful information about the density changes within the Earth’s subsurface associated with the heat source. Gravity highs are related to centres of volcanism, faults and geothermal activity. The discovery of g...

Natural Radioactivity Hazards Of Building Bricks Fabricated From Clay Soil Of Bomet District, Bomet County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Primordial radionuclides in building materials are one of the major sources of radiation hazard in dwellings. Clay bricks are mainly used for the construction of dwellings in Bomet district, Bomet County, Kenya. Therefore, knowledge of the presence of natural radioactivity in these materials is of great importance in order to assess the radiological hazards associated with them. In this context, specific activities of 226Ra, 232Th and 40K were measured in brick samples collected from...

PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING, PROXIMATE ANALYSIS AND NUTRIENT EVALUATION OF Thaumatoccocus daniellii (SWEET PRAYERS LEAVES) AND Musa accuminata (BANANA LEAVES)

ABSTRACT Thaumatococcus daniellii and Musa accuminata are leaves used for wrapping foods and these herbs have some medicinal value. The affordability, preservation, usage techniques, and seasonal scarcity of the leaves make it difficult for people to use them frequently but they are preferred over plastic bags and aluminum foil in terms of wrapping edible foods like beans pudding (moi-moi), agidi, etc and fresh foods like uncooked meat, vegetables etc. This research work involved phytochem...