Technology

Research Papers/Topics in Technology

An Investigation into the Nature and Variability of Climate Change Induced Rainfall Over Awka, Anambra State

ABSTRACT This thesis investigates the nature and variability of climate change-induced rainfall over Awka, Anambra state. Time series of annual rainfall for Awka, Anambra state was analysed to reveal shifts in rainfall pattern occasioned by ongoing climate change. Past rainfall data over four decades (1975-2014) were collected for the study area for analysis. The series exhibited shifts in bimodal rainfall pattern during annual analysis, however, ...

Trade Openness and Manufacturing Sector Growth: An Empirical Analysis for Nigeria (1982-2015)

ABSTRACT This research work investigated trade openness and manufacturing sector growth: An Empirical Analysis for Nigeria (1982-2015). The study was necessitated by the important role which trade openness plays in growing the manufacturing sector of any economy. The study made use of secondary data in its analysis. Four explanatory variables (trade openness growth, investment growth, production index growth and exchange rate growth) were sp...

Potentials of Moringa oleifera Seeds and Aluminium Sulphate as Coagulants for Treatment of Water Samples from Usuma River, Abuja

ABSTRACT The potentials of Moringa oleifera seeds and Aluminium Sulphate as coagulants for the treatment of water samples from Usuma River Abuja was carried out. The physicochemical parameters investigated were the Turbidity (in NTU), Total Dissolved Solids (in mg/l), Conductivity (in μS), and Salinity (in ppm). For the water treatment with Alum, the standard municipal water treatment dosing of 360 mg/l was used. For the treatment with the natura...

The Impact of the Implementation of Cabotage Law on the Maritime Industry in Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study attempts to analyze the Impact of the implementation of the Cabotage law on the Maritime Industry in Nigeria. Taking the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) as the case study, the study x-rayed the level of enforcement of the Cabotage by NIMASA as a Maritime regulatory body in Nigeria. More emphasis was laid on the benefits accruable to stakeholders of coastal trade. A Comparative analysis is carried bet...

Evaluation of Remediated Oil Impacted Soil at Kpean and Buan Communities, Ogoni, Rivers State

ABSTRACT This study was carried to assess the effectiveness of clean-up sites impacted by oil spill at Kpean and Buan communities in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State. Soil samples were collected at 0-15 and 15-39cm depths from three sampling sites(two impacted and one control sites) with soil auger and analyzed for pH, TOC, TPH, Zn, Cd, Cd, HB and HDB using standard methods. The concentrations of pH, TOC, TPH varied between 5.08 – 6.86 (6.04 + 0.24)...

Assessment of Physico-Chemical Quality of Nworie River in Owerri Metropolis

ABSTRACT Pollution of rivers, had become a major problem facing our society today. This often occurs as a result of waste washed into Rivers as in the case with Nworie River in Owerri metropolis. In order to assess the water quality of Nworie River, water samples were collected at three locations namely point A (upstream) serves as control, point B (midstream) and point C(downstream). The samples were properly analyzed with focus on some physical ...

Analysis of the Impact of Concession on Port Operations (A Focus on Nigerian Seaports)

ABSTRACT This study assessed the impact of the port concession adopted in Nigerian ports in 2006. The study is necessary in order to ascertain the impact of the model based on a painstaking study. Data was collected from the abstract of ports statistics on three major variables namely, cargo throughput, average berth occupancy and average turnaround time, from 1995 to 2012. The data was analysed using Mann- Whitney Wilcoxon (WWW) Test. The result s...

Healthcare Infrastructure Development Finance: A Comparative Analysis of Direct Government Funding and Public Private Partnership Option

Abstract This study undertook a comparative analysis of direct government finance and public private partnership (PP) option for healthcare infrastructure development. The objective is to assess the cost, time and financing leverage effects of the two financing options. The Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owerri was used as study location. Two identical building projects: Ward II funded through PPP and Ward 10 funded through direct government financin...

Groundwater Quality Assessment of FUTO and Neighbouring Communities

ABSTRACT This study examined the physicochemical and bacteriological analysis of ground water quality in Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) and its neigbouring Communities. Groundwater samples were collected, two from 4 different locations and were immediately transported to the laboratory for standard analyses. pH ranged between 5.24-4.71; EC (40-11.00 μS/cm); sulphate (5.94-1.58mg/L); Total Hardness (44.30-12.40mg/L); Mg (8.79- 1.2...

ASSESSMENT OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF HEAVY METALS IN BONNY RIVER, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The study investigated heavy metal levels in the Bonny River. Water and sediment samples, collected at four major sites selected along the river course, were analyzed for heavy metals (Pb, Zn, Ni, Cd, Cu, and As) using standard methods. The pH in water was higher (7.94) than in sediment and EPA standards (6.5-7.5) and in water; it was lower than the recommended values for EPA and WHO. Descriptive statistics and Pearson correlation were use...

Study of InterNetworking of 3G on Wireless Local Area Networks

ABSTRACT The need to internetwork wireless mobile telecommunication systems with 3rd generation mobile network 3G with high mobility and wireless local area network WLAN with high data rates, is important in this new age of technological development. In this study, scientific and technical literature were reviewed to give an indebt knowledge of the previous design and research made in the given area of study. The current methods of internetworking ...

THE IMPACT OF TRAINING ON ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY OF IMO BROADCASTING CORPORATION, OWERRI

ABSTRACT This study determined the impact of Training of workers on organizational performance and Development using Imo Broadcasting Corporation Authority (IBC) as a case study. Employing well-structured questionnaire primary data were collected from employees of IBC in addition to personal interviews on some staff of the organization using simple random process. The results indicated that IBC’s employees were not well-informed about training a...

Study of Oxidative Stress Induced by Cassava Effluent on Juvenile Clarias Gariepinus Using Antioxidant Enzyme System

ABSTRACT Aquatic environmental stress of cassava effluent on catfish Juvenile (carias gariepinus) of about 5 months, 8 10cm in length and mean weight of 3.42 0.2g was investigated using antioxidant enzymes system. A total 125 Juvenile clarias gariepinus were used for the study which was further divided into five treatment groups of 25 each. Thus control, group I, group II, group III and group IV. Each of these groups were exposed to 0.1%, 0.3%, 0....

Studies on Dietary Fermented Mixture of Cassava and Palm Kernel Cake on Carcass Characterisitcs of Broilers and Pigs

ABSTRACT Five experiments were carried out to determine the effect of replacing maize with solid state fermented mixture of cassava root pulp and palm kernel cake on performance, carcass and meat quality of broiler chicks and pigs. First, 3 inoculation techniques were evaluated for their efficacy in solid state fermentation of the mixture namely; direct inoculation with Aspergillus niger, batch inoculation with previously inocu...

EFFECTS OF URBAN SOLID WASTE ON WATER QUALITY OF OTAMIRI RIVER, IN OWERRI

ABSTRACT This study examines the effects of urban solid waste on Otamiri River water quality in Owerri. The major objective was to determine the seasonal variations of the physical, chemical and bacteriological properties of Otamiri River water. Standard procedure was used to determine the following selected parameters; Total hardness, pH, Electrical conductivity, Chloride, Nitrate, Phosphate, Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), ...


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