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  • 1. THE KINETIC STUDY ON HYDROLYSIS OF CELLULOSE (SAW-DUST)

    » Abstract This research project studied on the kinetics of hydrolysis of cellulose to glucose. The steps employed to achieve this project involved extraction of cellulose from sawdust and subsequently, hydrolysis of starch to simple sugar. This was followed by glucose analysis. Different experiments were conducted during acid hydrolysis to study the various acids on the hydrolysis of cellulose to g...Continue Reading »

    54 pages |  4 engagements | 

  • 2. PRODUCTION OF CRUDE OIL-DRILLING PROCESS

    » ABSTRACT The tremendous (large) demand of some petroleum fractions in our modern world today has drive some professionals (experts) in oil sectors into exploration and drilling operation which is aimed at locating the mineral oil deposit and extracting it from beneath the earth surface with aid of some vital exploration techniques and drilling machine (ng) on which drill string consisting of drill...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 3. DESIGN OF MOLTEN SALT COOLER IN PROCESS PLANT FOR PRODUCTION OF 2-7 X 104 TONNE...

    » ABSTRACT The general approach to any design of a process plant involve an advanced network of Chemical Engineering processes. This equipment design project was carried out to design a molten salt cooler (heat exchanger) for production of 2.7 x 104 tonnes/year capacity of phthalic anhydride by direct synthesis of gaseous naphthalene. The information concerning the design of this equipment was gotte...Continue Reading »

    76 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 4. EFFECT OF PARTICLE SIZE ON OIL YIELD USING SCENT SEED (OZAKI).

    » ABSTRACT This project was done to extract and characterize bean oil according to their particle sizes. The experiment was carried out using scent bean (i.e. ‘Ozaki’, ‘Ijilizi’or ‘Ails were extracted by solvent extraction /leaching extraction using n hexane. Proximate analysis was carried out to obtain percentage moisture content, ash content, total oil content, protei...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  28 engagements | 

  • 5. HEAD LOSES IN HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL ORIFICEMETER A COMPARATIVE EVALUATION AND ...

    » ABSTRACT A comparative investigation was undertaken to determine the head loss coefficients for horizontally mounted and vertically mounted orifices using a Fluid mechanics and Heat transfer trainer developed in Nigeria. Experiments were carried out observing the procedure and the discharge of the flow of water was collected to obtain the volumetric flow rate and also read off the right and left l...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 6. CONSTRUCTION OF A STANDARD DRAWING DESK

    » ABSTRACT This project is a fabrication of a standard drawing writing desk using the cheapest, effective and most readily available materials. Method of maintenance and services were also taken into consideration. The functional aspect of the equipment was also given adequate consideration in the project work. Also take into consideration the reliability, portability and general values, appearance ...Continue Reading »

    76 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 7. GLYCERINE RECOVERY FROM SPENT SOAP LYE.

    » ABSTRACT The recovery of glycerine from spent soap lye has been done using soap lye samples obtained from the hot process of soap production using palm kernel oil (P.K.O). The main advantage of hot process is that exact concentration of the lye solution is not known, but to perform this with adequate success, the lye and fat are boiled together at 80 – 1000C at times above 1000C until saponi...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 8. CONSTRUCTION OF AN OPEN STEAM DISTILLATION COLUMN

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Distillation is a separating technique in which two liquids are separated at essentially the same temperature and pressure. It is also the term used to describe the operation where the vaporization of a liquid mixture yields a vapor phase containing more than one constituents and it is desired to recover one or more of this constituents in a nearly pure state. It would...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  41 engagements | 

  • 9. TEMPERATURE AND WATER REQUIREMENT FOR LEACHING OF CAUSTIC ALKALI FROM ‘NGU

    » ABSTRACT The production and analysis of “Ngu” extract for temperature and water requirement for leaching of casuistic alkali is the basic objective of this project. The production was carried out by using unit operations and also using the female inflorescence of a palm fruit (Eleasis Guineesis) as raw material. The female inflorescence of palm fruit was size reduced from original dime...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 10. UTILIZATION STUDIES

    » ABSTRACT This study has its theme as a utilization studies of Enugu coals with the view of studying its properties, classification, preparation storage etc comparing coals obtained from different locations. The Enugu coal is a sub bitummous and non coking coal. It is very rich in waxes and resins, thus it may be suitable for the production of liquid fuels and a range of chemical raw materials. Aft...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  31 engagements | 

  • 11. CONSTRUCTION OF INDUSTRIAL BARROW.

    » ABSTRACT The constructional project involved the construction of an industrial barrow of standard size was constructed. The process used went across various Engineering practice. These involved the procurement of galvanized steel of 0.00mm to 300mm thickness. Some galvanized steel rods and pipes were also used for the construction. The Engineering drawing was done followed by the following operati...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 12. DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF MAIZE CORN ON COB TRAY DRYER..

    » ABSTRACT This study was carried out to generate a design data, design and fabricate a maize corn on cob tray dryer used by maize farmers. Ripped maize corns with husks were bought from the market and preserved to retained its moisture content, dehusked and thereafter, dried to a given percentage moisture content of 15%. This was done by laboratory dryer. The drying rate data was generated and the ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 13. CONSTRUCTION OF A VERTICAL FIRE TUBE BOILER

    » ABSTRACT The construction of this vertical fire tube boiler was carried out both at the industrial center and Mechanical Engineering workshop of the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu. The boiler contains 2 steam tubes at triangular pitch which are enclosed in a shell. Water is introduced through the shell. When the burner is put on, the products of combustion – excess oxyge...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 14. CONSTRUCTION OF ALUMINUM WALL RACK.

    » ABSTRACT This project was constructed with the desired materials of construction. The materials include aluminum, glass and wood. Aluminum was used in forming the skeleton of the structure, glass was used for the doors while wood was used in the sides, top, base and partitions. After building the skeleton of the structure with aluminum, other materials were used and made up the complete structure....Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 15. AIR INJECTION STUDIES FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY

    » Abstract Conventionally, air injection has been used for recovery of heavy crude oil in the production field, but studies have shown that depletion of light crude oil in the reservoir leads to abandonment of such wells. Hence, this work studied the kinetics and combustion of light crude oil in situ the reservoir to understand their potentials for high pressure air injection (HPAI) enhanced oil rec...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  41 engagements | 

  • 16. THE PRODUCTION OF YAM FLOUR FROM YAM CHIPS

    » ABSTRACT The project dealt on the production of yam flour from yam chips. The yams were peeled and washed, 100grams samples coded sample A to G were subjected to two different drying conditions. Some were dried using the sun drying method while the others were dried through oven drying method kept at constant temperature of 500C, sodium bi carbonate was added to some of the samples, all these were...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  39 engagements | 

  • 17. THE EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE ON HYDROLYSIS OF CELLULOSE (SAW-DUST)

    » ABSTRACT The effect of concentration of hydrochloric acid on hydrolysis of cellulose (saw dust) to glucose was studied on this research project and the steps obtained to achieve this project involved treatment of saw dust (cellulose) with different concentrations of the acid at constant temperature of 80° (350k) for 30mins. This was followed by glucose analysis, some analysis or experiments we...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  38 engagements | 

  • 18. SYNTHESIS OF BIOLUBRICANT FROM VEGETABLE OILS

    » ABSTRACT This thesis aimed at the production of biolubricant from vegetable oils. The first stage produced methyl ester of the oil and in the second stage; the methyl ester was transesterified with Trimethylolpropane (TMP) in a ratio of 3.5:1 at 1500C to produce the biolubricant. The pour points biolubricant and its blend were significantly improved when compared to that of raw oils. The pour poin...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  33 engagements | 

  • 19. HEAD LOSES IN HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL ORIFICEMETER A COMPARATIVE EVALUATION AND ...

    » ABSTRACT A comparative investigation was undertaken to determine the head loss coefficients for horizontally mounted and vertically mounted orifices using a Fluid mechanics and Heat transfer trainer developed in Nigeria. Experiments were carried out observing the procedure and the discharge of the flow of water was collected to obtain the volumetric flow rate and also read off the right and left l...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  34 engagements | 

  • 20. EFFECT OF PARTICLE SIZE ON OIL YIELD USING SCENT BEAN SEED (‘OZAKI’)

    » ABSTRACT This project was done to extract and characterize bean oil according to their particle sizes. The experiment was carried out using scent bean (i.e. ‘Ozaki’, ‘Ijilizi’or ‘Azamu’) as sample. The oils were extracted by solvent extraction /leaching extraction using n hexane. Proximate analysis was carried out to obtain percentage moisture content, ash conte...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  -1 engagements | 

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