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Journal of Engineering and Technology Research    Follow    
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     ISSN (Print) 2006-9790
     Published by Academic Journals Homepage  [73 journals]
  • Computational screening of ionic liquids as solvents for reprocessing of
           spent nuclear fuel
    • Abstract: COSMO-RS method was used in screening 2106 ionic liquids as alternate solvents to volatile n-dodecane used in PUREX. The distribution coefficients of uranylnitrate in ionic liquids/aqueous nitric acid biphasic system and the solubility of the ionic liquids in water were determined using COSMO-RS. Seventeen ionic liquids based on tetrafluoroborate BF4, were the most hydrophobic than others sc...
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Evaluation of bandwidth performance in a corporate network by using
           simulation model
    • Abstract: In this work a corporate network model consists of two separate buildings with four departments on different virtual local area network (VLAN) for the security purpose had been developed. The implementation was achieved using OPNET technology which really helped to reveal the traffic characteristics of network just like in a real life network. The central idea of this work is focused on the ...
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • A comparative study of meta-heuristics for identical parallel machines
    • Abstract:   This paper considers the scheduling problem of minimizing the weighted number of early and tardy jobs on identical parallel machines, Pm ∑wj(Uj + Vj). This problem is known to be NP complete and finding an optimal solution is unlikely. Six meta-heuristics including hybrids are proposed for solving the problem. The meta-heuristics considered are genetic algorithm, particle swarm optimi...
      PubDate: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +010
  • Responses application to monitor and predict crude oil distillation rate
           using pneumatic control system on a furnace
    • Abstract:   In this paper, mathematical model were developed to evaluate the different types of responses for monitoring and predicting the furnace output temperature of crude oil at various time intervals. Result obtain reveals increase in furnace output temperature with increase in coefficient of time for different input signal at constant time. Similarly, as the time increases, it is observed t...
      PubDate: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +010
  • Simulation of a sachet water processing plant using an analogous
           electrical model
    • Abstract:   This paper presents an electrical model for studying the process behaviour of a sachet water production plant. In this model, the mechanical components of the plant such as the connecting pipes, the water tanks and the water filter were represented by resistors, capacitors and an inductor, respectively. A state equation was developed as a mathematical model of the electrical circuit. I...
      PubDate: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +010
  • Performance of activated carbons in the catalytic wet peroxide oxidation
           (CWPO) of maleic acid
    • Abstract:   Catalytic wet peroxide oxidation (CWPO) of maleic acid using palm fruit shell, peach stone and cashew nut shell as catalysts was investigated. Physical activation of pyrolised char with carbon dioxide was done at 900°C, 30 min holding time and heating rate of 20°C/min under nitrogen flowrate of 150 cm3/min. The activated carbons had maximum Brunauer Emmett-Teller (BET) surface areas of...
      PubDate: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +010
  • Predictive modeling for an industrial naphtha reforming plant using a
           recurrent-layer artificial neural network
    • Abstract:   In this research, a layered-recurrent artificial neural network (ANN) using back-propagation method was developed for simulation of a fixed-bed industrial catalytic-reforming unit, called Platformer. Ninety-seven data points were gathered from the industrial catalytic naphtha reforming plant during the complete life cycle of the catalyst (about 919 days). A total of 80% of data were se...
      PubDate: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +010
  • Application of nanotechnology in textile engineering: An overview
    • Abstract:   The use of nanotechnology in the textile industry has increased rapidly due to its unique and valuable properties. There is a considerable potential for profitable applications of nanotechnology in cotton and other textile industries. Its application can economically extend the properties and values of textile processing and products. The use of nanotechnology allows textiles to become...
      PubDate: Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +010
  • Flow characteristics of fluid and its effectiveness on orifice plate using
           pneumatic proportional control
    • Abstract: A number of studies on effect of temperature on the flow characteristics of various fluids have been carried out. The aim of this work was to examine the flow characteristics of hexane upon the influence of temperature as well as the effectiveness response of orifice plate using pneumatic proportional control. Knowledge of the past on temperature impact as one aspect of the information set h...
      PubDate: Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +010
  • Modeling the biosorption of crude oil in water using plantain pseudo stem
           as the adsorbent
    • Abstract:   Biosorption is a technique that can be used for the removal of pollutants from waters. A variety of biomaterials are known to bind these pollutants, including bacteria, fungi, algae, and industrial and agricultural wastes. In this work, the biosoption abilities of plantain pseudo stem towards crude oil are emphasized. Experimental and theoretical approach was used to monitor and predic...
      PubDate: Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +010
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