Category Archives: Faculty of Natural Science

Microbial Contaminants of Barbers’ Clippers and It’s Public Health Effect

Microbial Contaminants of Barbers’ Clippers and It’s Public Health Effect in Abakaliki Metropolis ABSTRACT The assessment of clippers which is made up of blade assemblies used repeatedly with or without sterilization by barbers during barbering operations has always been crucial with reference to public health importance. This study focused on the identification of the microorganisms […]

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Analysis of Borehole Water in Nigeria Universities

Analysis of Borehole Water From Presco And Cas Campuses Of Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki ABSTRACT Public water supplies require periodic monitoring especially underground water such as boreholes so as to continuously monitor their quality status. In view of the above three boreholes located within PRESCO campus and one borehole located in CAS campus of Ebonyi […]

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Extraction and Characterization Tetrapleura Tetraptera Oil (Aiden Seeds)

Extraction and Characterisation Tetrapleura Tetraptera Oil (Aiden Seeds) ABSTRACT Extraction and characterization of oil from aiden seeds have been studied. The physicochemical parameters of the extracted oil were determined by standard methods of analysis. In this study, the extraction and characterization of oil from aiden seeds was carried out. The oil from the aiden seeds […]

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Phytoremediation of Lead and Zinc Contaminated Soils

Phytoremediation of Lead and Zinc Contaminated Soils CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1        Background of study Phytoremediation: Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, mankind has been introducing numerous hazardous compounds into the environment at an exponential rate. Nigeria  is  a  major  producer  and  exporter  of  crude  petroleum  oil  as  well  as  an  important  agricultural  nation  […]

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Levels of Selected Heavy Metals in Sachet Water Samples Consumed in Nigeria

Assessment of Levels of Selected Heavy Metals in Sachet Water Samples Consumed in Nigeria- Case of Abakaliki, Ebonyi State CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1       Background to the Study Unavailability of good quality drinking water is wide spread and this has serious health implications. In developing nations of the world, 80 % of all diseases and […]

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Phytochemical Screening and Antimicrobial Activities on Dialuim Guineense (Velvet Tamarind)

Phytochemical Screening and Antimicrobial Activities on Dialuim Guineense (Velvet Tamarind)  ABSTRACT Extraction of the constituents of dialuim guineense was done by batch method using ethanol. The removed mark was screened and indicated the presence of alkaloid, saponin, flavniod and terpenes. The screening for phenol or phenolic compound was negative. The layer chromatrography carried out on […]

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Extraction and Determination of Vitamin C in Four Commonly Consumed Fruit

Extraction and Determination of Vitamin C in Four Commonly Consumed Fruit ABSTRACT Vitamin C is an important water soluble vitamin required for healthy and active life. The extraction and determination of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) content of some fruits namely orange, lemon, cucumber and water melon, bought from local market were studied. The ascorbic acid […]

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Mineral Composition of Ripe and Unripe Plantain and Banana Peels

Selected Mineral Composition of Ripe and Unripe Plantain and Banana Peels ABSTRACT Plantain (Musa paradisiaca) and banana (Musa balbisiana) are a major staple food in the tropics. Their peels are the major by-product of plantain and banana fruits. The assay of the concentrations of Ca, Fe and K in the peels of these plants was […]

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Extraction and Characterization of Oil from Melon and Coconut Seeds

Extraction and Characterization of Oil from Melon and Coconut Seeds ABSTRACT Oils from coconut and melon seeds were extracted and characterized. The Physicochemical parameters of the extracted oil was determined by standard methods of analysis. The saponification (mg KOH/g oil), acid, peroxide (mg/peroxide/kg), and iodine (mg iodine/100g) and specific gravity values were 254 and 196, […]

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Production of Sodium Silicate Using Rice Husk Ash

Production of Sodium Silicate Using Rice Husk Ash ABSTRACT This work studied the production of sodium silicate from rice husk ash. Rice husk was obtained from a rice mill in Abakaliki. It was first of all washed with water to remove contaminants. It was then dried under the sun for 48 hours. Dried husk was […]

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