Research Papers/Topics in Chemical Science

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

ABSTRACTIn 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 ge...

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

ABSTRACTPrimordial 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 p...