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Investigating into the Causes of Electrical Fire Outbreak in Residential Buildings in Kumasi Metropolis

ABSTRACT The increasing rate of electrical fires in the Kumasi Metropolis has become a matter of worry to many residents. Residential fires in Kumasi constitute the highest incidence of fire outbreaks recorded. In an attempt to address the alarming rate of fire outbreaks in Ghana, the Fire Precaution (Premises) Regulation (2003) LI 1725 was passed to enable Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to carry out inspection of proposed and existing premises, review building plan with regard to fire sa...

ASSESSING THE CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES IN AHANTA WEST DISTRICT OF GHANA.

ABSTRACT The main objective for this study was to assess the challenges associated with the use of photovoltaic modules in Ahanta West District of Ghana. Survey was considered to be the best for the research design. Data were gathered by means of issuing questionnaires to some selected groups who one way or the other use solar power in the research district. In all, 68 respondents were purposively selected from some households, schools, clinics, companies and traders who use or deal with th...

UTILISATION OF HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES AMONG STUDENTS IN MECHANICAL WORKSHOPS OF TECHNICAL SCHOOLS- CASE STUDY OF ASUANSI AND CAPE COAST TECHNICAL INSTITUTES

ABSTRACT The general objective of this study was to investigate the utilization of health and safety measures among students of Asuansi and Cape Coast Technical Institutes. This study employed descriptive method to gather the relevant data obtained from the research area. The study used quantitative research approach for the study. The population for the study was 100. The population was made up of mechanical engineering students at Asuansi Technical and Cape Coast Technical Institutes. Pur...

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE, PHYLOGENETIC GROUPING AND VIRULENCE POTENTIAL OF ESCHERICHIA COLI ISOLATED FROM CLINICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLES FROM THE CAPE COAST METROPOLIS OF THE CENTRAL REGION

ABSTRACT The genetic diversity of Escherichia coli isolated from clinical and environmental samples from Cape Coast was studied. Bacterial isolation and identification was carried out using standard biochemical tests and confirmed using Analytical Profile Index (API) 20 E kits. All test E. coli isolates were screened for their susceptibility to 16 antibiotics, followed by a screening for extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) production. DNA was extracted from all tests E. coli isolates and PC...

ASSESSING THE PERCEPTION OF VEHICLE OWNERS AND MECHANICS ON THE EFFICIENCY OF FUEL INJECTION COMPARED TO CARBURETOR ENGINES OF VEHICLES IN THE TAMALE METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT The study assessed the perception of people on the efficiency of fuel injection and carburetor engines of vehicles in the Tamale Metropolis following an increase in the number of vehicles. The growth in the number of vehicles has significantly created a apperception on the efficiency and performance of carburetor or fuel injection engines. The study therefore evaluated the perception of people on the performance and efficiency of fuel injection and carburetor engines of vehicles us...

IMPLEMENTATION OF A PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING DEVICE TO DETECT PATIENT VITAL SIGNS DURING TREATMENT IN GHANA

ABSTRACT  The physiological monitoring device is use to detect patient vital signs during treatment. It measures the rate a person that performs routine activities. The device detects body posture and activities that are of significant interest in applications such as sports, medicine, and military training. The study uses design of wireless controlled physiological monitoring device using ATMEL microcontroller. The physiotherapy is performed by a designed robotic arm fixed to the patie...

Instructional Guide to Demonstrate the Effects of the Environment on Electrical Circuit in the Mining Industry

ABSTRACT  The study was designed to investigate the impacts of mining on electrical circuits in the catchment communities with specific reference to Damperyaw mining company. A careful observation of the activities of Damperyaw mining community at the catchment areas in terms of effects of the prevailing environmental conditions reveal that, most catchment communities have issues and concern about how the mining activities are affecting their electrical gargets and appliance. The descri...

A STUDY INTO PRACTICAL SKILLS ACQUISITION OF WELDING STUDENTS: A CASE STUDY AT ST. JOHN’S VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, IN THE NANDOM DISTRICT OF UPPER WEST REGION

ABSTRACT This study sought to investigate the factors that affect acquisition of skills among the welding students of St. John‟s Vocational Technical of the Nandom District of the Upper West Region. It intends to seek the opinion of students‟ attitude towards welding programmed regarding the Vocational/Technical Skills offered to them. To see whether or not how the qualification of the teachers can influence the learners/students‟ acquisition of skills? That is to say if the teach...

IMPACT OF MECHANICAL INDUSTRIES ON THE ENVIRONMENT -A CASE STUDY IN TWIFU ATTI MORKWA MUNICIPALITY IN THE CENTRAL REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACT The main purpose of the study was to investigate the impact of mechanical industries on the environment in Twifu Atti-Morkwa Municipality in the Central Region. This study employed case study research design. The researcher used quantitative research approach. The population for this study was the workers of the Twifo oil plantation in the Twifo Atti-Morkwa Municipality. The entire population for this study was 123. Random sampling method was used to select 92 respondents for the stu...

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...

ASSESSING THE EXTENT TO WHICH ICT TOOLS ARE USED FOR QUALITY TEACHING AND LEARNING IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS- A CASE STUDY IN TANO SOUTH DISTRICT

ABSTRACT This study looked at the extent to which information and communications technology (ICT) tools are used in Senior High Schools (SHS) in Tano South District. The study investigated the level of availability of ICT facilities in schools, the capacity for using ICT facilities for teaching and learning, the perceived benefits of using ICT tools and the problems affecting the use of ICT tools in SHS. Survey design was used for the study. The population consisted of all the teachers and st...

A SIMPLE DESIGN METHOD FOR NONLINEAR CONTROL OF POWERFACTOR CORRECTION BOOST CONVERTER

ABSTRACT Typical switched-mode power supplies employ diode rectifiers for the AC to DC conversion. They draw input current in short pulses rather than in smooth sine waves and this puts stress on the wiring, circuit breakers and even distribution equipment provided by utilities. This type of utility interface generates harmonics and both of the input power factor (PF) and total harmonic distortion (THD) are poor. To minimize the stresses and maximize the power handling capabilities, active ...

TECHNOLOGICAL SOCIAL INTERVENTION, THE CASE OF “BETTER GHANA AGENDA” LAPTOP ON TEACHING AND LEARNING AT THE BASIC SCHOOLS IN THE WENCHI MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT Technological intervention is seen as any electronic item or equipment or application that is used to increase or maintain and or improve daily living work/productivity capabilities of children/students. The study assessed the impact of the “Better Ghana agenda laptops” on teaching and learning in basic schools in the Wenchi municipality, the challenges in the implementation of the policy and to find out the criteria used for the distribution of the laptops. Specifically, 100 st...

ECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF 500KW GRID-CONNECTED SOLAR PHOTOVALTAIC POWER SYSTEM AT UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION WINNEBA, KUMASI

ABSTRACT  Grid-connected solar PV systems, though the fastest growing renewable energy technology in the world, have not been fully exploited in Africa, one of the reasons being the very high initial investment. Prices of solar PV systems have however been on a decline for the past few years due to technological innovations which have led to improvement in cell efficiencies and the economies of scale resulting from increase in production.  The main purpose of this thesis is to perform,...

Landless – Impacts of mining on the environment and local population. The case of Lunsar and Bumbuna in Sierra Leone

Abstract Mining is viewed as the backbone of the economies of mineral rich countries and yet the exploitation of iron ore and other precious minerals in the communities of Lunsar and Bumbuna in the Northern region of Sierra Leone has nothing to write home about except severe environmental degradation and poverty. Nonetheless, the extraction of such minerals has greater potentials for economic development, industrial growth, social progress and the prosperity of a nation. Such minerals are ess...


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