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Category Archives: Faculty of Natural Science

Effect of Rice Husk as Filler in Vinyl Ester Composites

Effect of Rice Husk as Filler in Vinyl Ester Composites ABSTRACT The rising global environmental and social concern, high rate of drop of petroleum resources, and new environmental guidelines has necessitated the search for green composite materials, which are ecofriendly. Agricultural waste fibers have significant potential in composite due to their high strength, environmentally friendly […]

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Qualitative Phytochemical Screening of Jatropha Curcas Latex

Qualitative Phytochemical Screening of Jatropha Curcas Latex ABSTRACT Phytochemical constituents of hot water and ethanol extracts of Jatropha curcas latex was investigated using standard chemical methods. The results obtained indicated that the hot water extract of J. curcas latex contains saponins, flavonoids, and glycosides at varying concentrations, while tannins, steroids, phenol, terpenes, proteins, alkaloid and […]

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Assessment of Levels of Selected Heavy Metals in Locally Grown Rice Species

Assessment of Levels of Selected Heavy Metals in Locally Grown Rice Species in Abakaliki  ABSTRACT The contamination of food substances by heavy metals has predisposed humans and even animals to heavy metal toxicity which is of public health importance. Rice is one of the most widely consumed staples in Abakaliki in particular and Nigeria in […]

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Adsorption Characteristics of Modified Plantain Peels

Adsorption Characteristics of Modified Plantain Peels (Musa Paradisiaca) on Lead(Ii) Ions in Aqueous System  ABSTRACT Development of adsorbents from agro-waste for uptake of toxicants from aqueous system is attracting attention of researchers because of its added advantages including availability, low cost and environmental friendliness. In this study, the potential of a readily available agro-waste (plantain […]

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Analysis of Heavy Metal Content of Selected Boreholes

Analysis of Heavy Metal Content of Selected Boreholes in Ikwo and Abakaliki Local Government Areas of Ebonyi State ABSTRACT Public water supplies require periodic monitoring especially underground water such as boreholes in order to continuously ascertain their quality status. In view of the above Water samples from five different boreholes located in Ikwo and Abakaliki […]

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Elemental Analysis of Borehole Water Sediments

Elemental Analysis of Borehole Water Sediments in Abakaliki Metropolis ABSTRACT In this study, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) technology was used to evaluate the elemental composition of borehole water sediments from Abakaliki Metropolis, Ebonyi State.  The first sediment was obtained by allowing borehole water samples to stand for 7 days before filtering out (S1), while the second […]

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Phytochemical and Proximate Analysis of Garlic (Allium Sativum) Bulbs

Phytochemical and Proximate Analysis of Garlic (Allium Sativum) Bulbs    ABSTRACT Qualitative phytochemical screening, quantitative phytochemical analysis and proximate composition of garlic bulbs (Allium sativum) were determined with a view to assessing its nutritional and medicinal values. The results of phytochemical screening showed that Alkaloids and steroids were present in very high amount (+++) in […]

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CORROSION INHIBITION CHARACTERISTICS OF 4, 4’-BIS-HYDROCHLORIC ACID

EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION ON THE CORROSION INHIBITION CHARACTERISTICS OF 4, 4’- (1, 2 – ETHANEDIYLDINITRILO)BIS- (2-PENTANONE IN 2.0 M HYDROCHLORIC ACID  CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1       Background of the Study Industrial revolution that is ever expanding within different parts of the world has several advantages and disadvantages in the quality of environment. Most industries utilize metals or […]

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Antibiotic Resistant Diarrheagenic Bacterial Species from Surface Waters

Occurrence and Distribution of Antibiotic Resistant Diarrheagenic Bacterial Species from Surface Waters in Afikpo, Ebonyi State. ABSTRACT This project was carried out to access the occurrence and distribution of antibiotics resistance diarrheagenic bacteria species in surface water in Afikpo-North Ebonyi State with the objective of isolating, characterizing and determining the frequency of occurrence of the […]

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Hepatitis B And HIV Among Pregnant Women

Prevalence Of Hepatitis B Virus And HIV Infections Among Pregnant Women ABSTRACT HIV is a deadly disease in human, pandemic in nature that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). It infects vital cells in the human immune system such as helper T cells (specifically CD+4T cells), macrophages, and dendritic cells. Hepatitis B is a viral […]

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