Research Papers/Topics in Design and Technology

The Implication Of Standardization On The Quality Of Agroprocessing Products In Uganda: A Case Of Locally Processed Maize Flour

ABSTRACT In developing countries which are dependent on agriculture, value addition through local agro processing is always encouraged as a way to achieve economic growth and gaining of international competitiveness. A successful and sustainable growth and development of an agricultural nation such as Uganda would largely depend on value addition using good manufacturing practices and technologies that are efficient, effective, price sensitive and responsive to market needs in addition to pr...

The Use of Ground Vehicular Tyre as Partial Replacement for Sand in Concrete Pavement Blocks Production

ABSTRACT  The use of accumulated waste materials in Ghana is still in its early phases. It will take courage for contractors and others in the construction industry to recycle selected types of waste materials for concrete products. The main objective of this research was to investigate the feasibility of using ground vehicular tyre (GVT) as a partial replacement for sand in the production of concrete pavement blocks. In this study cement, sand, quarry dust, coarse aggregate, and ground...

IMPACT OF PUBLIC SOLAR PV ELECTRIFICATION IN RURAL MICRO-ENTERPRISES. (A CASE STUDY IN TWIFO-HEMAN AND ASSIN NORTH DISTRICT IN THE CENTRAL REGION)

ABSTRACT The development of micro-enterprises in rural off grid areas in Ghana is linked with the increase in access and use of solar PV electricity services, leading to changes in micro-enterprises, and changes in livelihood characteristics of entrepreneurs, employees and community members in areas where these enterprises located. The thesis was to evaluate the impact public of solar PV in micro-enterprises in off grid rural areas. Convinience sampling techniques was used for this study, 60...

INVESTIGATING INTO DRIVER ATTITUDES AND VEHICLE BEHAVIOURS AS CONTRIBUTORY FACTORS TO ROAD ACCIDENTS ON KUMASI-DUNKWA TRUNK ROAD

ABSTRACT Road traffic accident records indicate that Ashanti Region is the second highest in fatalities in the country and in the Region; the Kumasi–Dunkwa road records the highest road traffic accidents in all the trunk roads. This prompted the researcher to investigate the driver attitudes and the vehicle characteristics that account for this and to suggest appropriate remedial measures to curtail it. The study was necessary and important since road accidents are mostly blamed on road u...

A COMPARATIVE STUDY INTO THE QUALITIES OF BOTH FOREIGN (INDIA) AND LOCALLY MANUFACTURED CORN MILL PLATES BY ARTISANS AT SUAME – MAGAZINE IN KUMASI

ABSTRACT  The aim of this research was to investigate into the qualities of both locally manufactured (from Suame Magazine in Kumasi) and foreign (India) corn mill grinding plates and to recommend if there are new technologies that could be employed to further enhance their qualities.  The researcher made a brief description of the different forms of casting with more emphasis on sand casting. This was followed with an in-depth literature review of relevant material related to the subj...

AN ASSESSMENT OF PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS ON MALE EMPLOYEE IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY. A CASE STUDY IN SOME SELECTED HOTELS IN THE HO MUNICIPAL

ABSTRACT The hospitality industry is one of the fastest growing industries on the globe. The dynamics in the industry worldwide are not the same. A lot of hospitality facilities and outlets are springing out in the Ho metropolis. The present study therefore sought to assess public perception about male workers in the hospitality industry. The objectives of the study were as follows: to identify the perceptions on male workers in the hospitality industry, to examine the factors that influenc...