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Cassava is produced in a large quantity in Nigeria. One of the products emerging  from its processing has turned out to be a major staple food in the nation, which is ‘garri’.  Due to insufficient and inadequate processing equipment; cassava has been susceptible to  wastage and ‘garri’ production has been reduced in scale, thereby... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0059
  • Pages:70
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT Weed control is one of the most difficult tasks on an agricultural farm. Three methods of weed control are commonly known in agriculture. These are mechanical, chemical and biological control. Mechanical weed control is easily adopted by farmers once they get convinced of its advantages. Mechanical weed control not only uproots the weed... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0058
  • Pages:78
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT Food extrusion is one of the earliest methods adopted by most industries to convert their paste raw material to a finished and desire shape based on their of an extrusion machine. Extrusion technique is a process in food processing technology that combines several unit operations including cooking. kneading. shearing. shaping and forming.... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0057
  • Pages:7
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT Water conservation and food security are some of the problems facing developing countries. The challenges of water conservation could be tackled by adopting the drip irrigation method. The drip irrigation system is an irrigation system that involves the artificial application of water to the base or root zone of plants in a controlled... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0056
  • Pages:55
  • Reference:YES
 ABSTRACT Many grasses have played prominent roles in forage research and livestock production in Nigeria. Grasses possess two main photosynthetic pathways: the C 3 pathway that is typical of most plants and a specialized C 4 pathway that minimizes photorespiration and thus increases photosynthetic performance in high-temperature and/ or low- CO... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0055
  • Pages:116
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT The amount of soil organic carbon (SOC) stored in a particular soil is influenced by several factors including climate, vegetation type and age, land management, soil properties and current and past land use. The impacts of land use types on soil organic carbon were assessed. Four land use types were used in the study. Sampled soils were... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0054
  • Pages:35
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT A solar dryer integrated with a simple bed rock was designed and constructed with locally available materials to dry tomatoes and pepper. The dryer was composed of solar collector, drying chamber, back up heater and airflow system all integrated together. The back-up heater provided alternative heating during cloudy weather conditions or... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0053
  • Pages:68
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT An evaporative cooling system was designed, fabricated and tested for the storage of fresh fruits and vegetables. The system's working principles is based on the principle of evaporation which causes a cooling effect to its surrounding. The system is an enclosed system and air is allowed to pass only through the pad, also a suction fan... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0052
  • Pages:61
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT Water released from ponds has greater concentrations of nutrients, organic matter and suspended solids. This study investigated the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of fish pond waste water harvested from a source which served as the control, three different ponds and at the point of discharge in Afe Babalola University... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0051
  • Pages:47
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT This study was carried out to examine the techniques and technologies for cassava processing in Eliki Slate, to identify the various products from cassava in the study area, to generate ways of improving the techniques and technologies, and to recognize the constraints to processing and marketing of cassava products. The study made use of... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0050
  • Pages:63
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT Flooding has been described as one of the most important environmental factors determining the distribution of salt maize plants. We studied the impact of five water levels on the germination and establishment of the invasive cord grass spartina denifora. Plant house experiment was carried out to determine the effects of time and depth of... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0049
  • Pages:41
  • Reference:YES
Abstract The study focused on the impact of petroleum industrial degradation on agricultural produce in Ilaje Local Government of Ondo state. Four research questions were developed in conformity with the purpose of the study. The study adopted survey research design. Questionnaires were administered to elicit information on crop productivity,... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0048
  • Pages:71
  • Reference:YES
Equipment development in Ghana to harvest oranges have over the years focused on simple units such as Garden tool, basket style picker etc. and common methods of harvesting oranges in Ghana are the use of manual branch shaking, manual pull with the hook stick. The effects leads to: Infestation of a bacteria called Alicyclobacillus when the fruits... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0047
  • Pages:40
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT In a study at KNUST weather station, the crop co-efficient values at initial, development, mid-season, and late season stages of ABONTEM MAIZE (hybrid variety) were determined as 0.42, 0.98, 1.05, and 0.32, respectively. These locally determined values of ABONTEM hybrid maize compared favourably with those recommended by FAO. The... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0046
  • Pages:44
  • Reference:YES
Equipment development in Ghana to harvest oranges have over the years focused on simple units such as Garden tool, basket style picker etc. and common methods of harvesting oranges in Ghana are the use of manual branch shaking, manual pull with the hook stick. The effects leads to: Infestation of a bacteria called Alicyclobacillus when the fruits... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0045
  • Pages:40
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT In a study at KNUST weather station, the crop co-efficient values at initial, development, mid-season, and late season stages of ABONTEM MAIZE (hybrid variety) were determined as 0.42, 0.98, 1.05, and 0.32, respectively. These locally determined values of ABONTEM hybrid maize compared favourably with those recommended by FAO. The... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0044
  • Pages:44
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT The microbiological and organic pollutants characteristics of Owena dam in Ifedore local government area of Ondo-state, Nigeria was carried out, nine water samples were collected from three different parts of the downstream side, which include; around the waste disposal site, community settlement and farm environment. The microorganisms... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0043
  • Pages:40
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT: This study was carried out in Udi, Udenu and Nsukka Local Government Areas, in Enugu state. The effects of liquid wastes from automobile workshops on some selected soil properties of the study area were investigated. Auger samples were collected at two depths, (surface, 0- 20cm) and (subsurface, 20- 40cm) of automobile wastes... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0042
  • Pages:75
  • Chapters:5
  • Methodology:Scientific
  • Reference:YES
The main focused of this study was to evaluate the adoption of improved rice production technologies among farmers in Kudan Local Government Area of Kaduna state. The specific objectives of the study are to: describe the socio-economic characteristics of rice farmers, identify the sources of information used by rice farmers, describe the level of... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0041
  • Pages:62
  • Reference:YES
The main focused of this study was to evaluate the adoption of improved rice production technologies among farmers in Kudan Local Government Area of Kaduna state. The specific objectives of the study are to: describe the socio-economic characteristics of rice farmers, identify the sources of information used by rice farmers, describe the level of... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0040
  • Pages:62
  • Reference:YES
The increase of salinity in soil and water bodies which simultaneously declines the productivity of agriculture is of great concern to the Nigerian Federation which holds agriculture as a major means of survival for its economy. Thus, the proper monitoring,use and management of soil and water bodies is a sure way to proffer solutions to food... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0039
  • Pages:93
  • Reference:YES
The increase of salinity in soil and water bodies which simultaneously declines the productivity of agriculture is of great concern to the Nigerian Federation which holds agriculture as a major means of survival for its economy. Thus, the proper monitoring,use and management of soil and water bodies is a sure way to proffer solutions to food... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0038
  • Pages:93
  • Reference:YES
Abstract The study examined the Knowledge and attitude of rural women towards agroforestry practices in Chikun Local Government Area ( LGA) of Kaduna State. The objectives of the study were to describe the socio-economic characteristics of rural women, describe the types of agroforestry practices, examine the sources of information on... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0037
  • Pages:52
  • Reference:YES
Abstract The study examined the Knowledge and attitude of rural women towards agroforestry practices in Chikun Local Government Area ( LGA) of Kaduna State. The objectives of the study were to describe the socio-economic characteristics of rural women, describe the types of agroforestry practices, examine the sources of information on... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0036
  • Pages:52
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT The study was conducted to determine the effect of inclusion level of cowpea haulms and groundnut haulms on the growth performance and haematological parameters of Red sokoto goats. Nine goats were allocated to three dietary treatments which were formulated to contain 40% cowpea haulms, 40% groundnut haulms and 20% cowpea ː 20% groundnut... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0035
  • Pages:45
  • Reference:YES
The aim of this research is to determine the level of heavy metals contamination of agricultural soil and to reduce its concentration in the soil. Soil sampled at Inua Eyet Ikot, Mkpanak, Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State was analyzed to check for the initial heavy metal concentration of the soil. Poultry litter as a nutrient additive... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0034
  • Pages:75
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT The study was conducted to determine the effect of inclusion level of cowpea haulms and groundnut haulms on the growth performance and haematological parameters of Red sokoto goats. Nine goats were allocated to three dietary treatments which were formulated to contain 40% cowpea haulms, 40% groundnut haulms and 20% cowpea ː 20% groundnut... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0033
  • Pages:45
  • Reference:YES
The aim of this research is to determine the level of heavy metals contamination of agricultural soil and to reduce its concentration in the soil. Soil sampled at Inua Eyet Ikot, Mkpanak, Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State was analyzed to check for the initial heavy metal concentration of the soil. Poultry litter as a nutrient additive... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0032
  • Pages:75
  • Reference:YES
Petroleum-based products are the major source of energy for industry and daily life. The technology commonly used for the soil remediation includes mechanical, burying, evaporation, dispersion, and washing. However, these Technologies are expensive and can lead to incomplete decomposition of contaminants (Zaid A. Pirzada.2015) The Bioremediation... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0031
  • Pages:24
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT The study of heavy metal deposition and accumulation in fabric production vicinity is of increasing interest because of the awareness that heavy metals present in soils may have negative consequences on human health and the environment. This study describes the assessment of heavy metal concentration in soils of fabric production vicinity... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0030
  • Pages:44
  • Reference:YES
The  study  examined  the  Air  Pollution  Tolerance  Index  (APTI)  of  seven  different  tree  species  growing around  electricity  generating  houses  within  the  Ahmadu  Bello  University  (ABU)  Main  campus, Samaru.  Four  parameters,  leaf  relative  water  content  (RWC),  ascorbic  acid  content ... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0029
  • Pages:5
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT Drying is the oldest method of preserving agricultural products and it is an energy intensive process. High prices ·and shortages of fossil fuels have increased the emphasis on using alternative renewable energy resources. Drying of agricultural products using renewable energy such as solar energy is environmental friendly and has little... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0028
  • Pages:68
  • Reference:YES
The effect of magnetic treatment of water on the growth, yield and germination of maize seed has a positive impact in Agricultural crop production... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0027
  • Pages:4
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT This research study the concentration of certain toxic metals in street dust along road construction site and relate the finding to the standard control measure to determine the extent to which environmental uncontrolled process can pollute the environment. This study therefore investigate the Physicochemical parameters of street dust and... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0026
  • Pages:67
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT The microbiological and organic pollutants characteristics of umuosoko stream in ikwuano local government area, Enugu state, Nigeria were carried out. Twenty water samples were collected from four different parts of the river. The pour plate technique was employed for the isolation of micro-organisms. Colonial morphology, Gram staining... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0025
  • Pages:63
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT The project “microcontroller based intelligent traffic light system with automatic street light and warning light” was designed to tackle the traffic issues in the country so as to establish automatic traffic control and monitoring system with near perfection. The project intelligent traffic light with automatic street light and... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0024
  • Pages:94
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT The purpose of this research work is to design, fabricate and install a hydraulic brake system on a wheel system of an agricultural tipping truck. For an efficient functioning of the brake system some measures have to be strictly considered; the weight of the vehicle and the external load. The engineering materials used in the fabrication... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0023
  • Pages:57
  • Reference:YES
Swine enterprise is one of the best options to choose when investing in livestock production, but has been suffering a big neglect due to lack of awareness and ignorance on the part of investors in most developing countries including Nigeria. Everything about swine enterprise depends on how they are managed as they do not demand much financially... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0022
  • Pages:122
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT  Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles are plastic bottles derived from the raw material known as polyethylene terephthalate). The PET bottles are widely used for packaging carbonated drinks, beverages, food items, mineral water. Due to high consumption of PET bottles, trillions of PET bottles are disposed every year through, land... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0021
  • Pages:56
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT The city of Nairobi was initially engineered to keep stormwater out of sight and out of mind. Unfortunately, that approach has turned a potential resource into a waste product and created new environmental hazards. Once the rain falls onto the impervious surfaces of the streets, sidewalk, parking lots and rooftops, it picks up any and all... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0020
  • Pages:119
  • Reference:YES
This is a research work carried out on battery cage system of poultry management. It's all about how to minimize waste from poultry birds and also how to convey waste by employing the help of a belt conveyor ... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0019
  • Pages:35
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT Nigeria is the most populous Black race country in Africa and in the world with a total land area of 983,213 km2 occupied by over 160 Million people: The interaction of these millions of people with their environment has left indelible mark on the landscape. Urbanization, deforestation, flooding, desertification, over population and all... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0018
  • Pages:65
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT Studies were carried out to determine the haematological characteristics of Clarias gariepinus healthy specimens were obtained from Gubi dam. Blood sample ranging between 1.0-1.5ml were taken with the aid of sterilized syringe (21G) inserted by caudal vein puncture. The haematological parameters for each blood specimen were measured using... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0017
  • Pages:35
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT The consumptive use of water assures all year round production of groundnut prone to the vagaries of weather and climate. This brought about the need to supply moisture that is naturally available through rainfall. The successful design of any irrigation system requires the knowledge of the consumptive use of water by the crop under... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0016
  • Pages:95
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT The motorized cassava peeling machine is a type of cassava peeling method that is adopted to reduce drudgery. In cassava peeling operations. This method, unlike the manual peeling method which consumes a lot of human power with subsequent low output produces or peels a large amount of cassava tubers within a small specific of time and... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0015
  • Pages:32
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT A comparative study was conducted among organic waste materials namely coconut fiber, hair, sawdust and woodchips as crude oil absorbents. Twenty grams of each of these materials were wrapped in a pouch and submerged into two set-ups, Set-up A: Pure Crude Oil and Set-up B: Crude Oil with seawater, for an hour. Amount of oil absorbed was... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0014
  • Pages:25
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT Flooding has been described as one of the most important environmental factors determining the distribution of salt marsh plants. We studied the impact of five water levels on the germination and establishment of the invasive cord-grass spartina deniflora. Plant house experiment was carried out to determine the effects of time and depth... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0013
  • Pages:47
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT This study on the Impact of Supervision on employees effectiveness in Organization focused on the ministry of Education Owerri, Imo State. The study used Survey Design technique. The population of the study consists of 110 staff of the ministry of Education while Yaro Yamen formula was used to determine the sample size. Both primary and... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0012
  • Pages:58
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT Breadfruit (Treculia Africana) or simply breadnut is very important both as food and as a potential source of oil. The economic importance of this tropical seed on domestic and commercial basis has necessitated the development of a pedal breadfruit dehuller, that would reduce the Cost of maintaining and purchasing motorized dehuller,... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0011
  • Pages:45
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT Maize, known in many English-speaking countries as corn, is a grain domesticated by indigenous people in prehistoric times. The Aztecs and Mayans cultivated it in numerous varieties throughout central and southern Mexico, to cook or grind in a process called nixtamalization. The crop spread throughout America and later around the 1250 BC... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0010
  • Pages:59
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT A 1.05 cubic metre capacity storage facility which is to increase the shelf life of stored vegetables as designed fabricated and tested. The equipment operates on the principle of evaporative cooling and increasing the relative humidity of the interior of the equipment. The door and the back wall were of particle board of 12mm thickness... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0009
  • Pages:73
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT Palm Oil processing yield a considerable quantity of palm kernel shell (PKS) and mesocarp fruit fiber (MFF). This has been predominantly used as fuel through direct combustion which is inefficient and polluting. Better grade fuel could be derived through torrefaction. The objectives of the work therefore was to determine the optimum... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0008
  • Pages:39
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT At the event of soil erosion, rain splash erosion supplies materials for subsequent transportation and entrainment. The influence of rainfall duration on splash produced from a loamy sand soil in Camp area of Abeokuta, Ogun State was studied in the laboratory using a laboratory rainfall simulator. The study area is always subject to... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0007
  • Pages:46
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT A prototype of hydraulically operated coconut oil extractor was designed and fabricated. The machine can be used for other oil-bearing seeds such as groundnut and palm kernel. The machine is made up of a plunger, ram disc, expression chamber, and electric heater. The extractor can process 10kg coconut per hour. An efficiency of 15% was... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0006
  • Pages:53
  • Reference:YES
ABSTRACT Erodibility of UNAAB soil series for nine plots behind the female hostel ( i.e. plot A – I) using regression equation were determined by evaluating first organic matter content, using the Walky Blanks method, the particle size analysis, permeability test, bulk density and chemical properties of the soil such as Sodium, Cation... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0005
  • Pages:73
  • Reference:YES
AN EVALUATION OF INDUSTRIAL EMISSION DAMAGE FUNCTION REGULATION AND IMPLIMENTATION AND ITS SUITABILITIES IN THE CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION IN THE NIGERIA OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY (A CASE STUDY OF ELEME PETEROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY PORTHARCORT RIVERS STATE) ABSTRACT The broad environmental issues faced by the oil and gasexploration and production industry are... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0004
  • Pages:52
  • Chapters:5
  • Methodology:Chi Square
  • Reference:YES
RECLAMATION MEASURES FOR GULLY EROSION SITES A CASE STUDY OF OBOLLO-ETITI, UDENU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ENUGU STATE Abstract The incidence of gully erosion in Obollo-Etiti in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State has assumed alarming proportions thereby gaining local government recongnition as an ecological disaster. The aim of this study is... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0003
  • Pages:57
  • Chapters:5
  • Methodology:Scientific Method
  • Reference:YES
EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF ANTHROPOENIC ACTIVITIES AND DOMESTIC WASTE ON SURFACE WATER QUALITY (A CASE STUDY OF EKULU RIVER, ENUGU). Abstract The microbiological and organic pollutants characteristics of umuosoko stream in ikwuano local government area, Enugu state, Nigeria were carried out. Twenty water samples were collected from four... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0002
  • Pages:71
  • Chapters:5
  • Methodology:Descriptive method
  • Reference:YES
EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF FLOODING ON THREE VARIETIES OF RICE (A CASE STUDY OF ABAKALIKI, EBONYI STATE) Abstract Flooding has been described as one of the most important environmental factors determining the distribution of salt marsh plants. We studied the impact of five water levels on the germination and establishment of the invasive... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:AGE0001
  • Pages:51
  • Chapters:5
  • Methodology:Descriptive method
  • Reference:YES