Pacific Journal of Science and Technology
An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research, Theories, and Observations
Volume 13, Number 2
A Semi-Annual Publication of Akamai University
The Pacific Journal of Science and Technology (PJST) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal of interdisciplinary scientific research, theories, and observations. PJST is a semi-annual publication of Akamai University, Hilo, Hawaii. The mission of this journal is to provide a non-commercial platform for the dissemination of scientific research and theory across the academic disciplines. We seek to facilitate greater communication between the scientific assembly at Akamai University and the larger scientific community. To this end, the PJST provides a platform for research conducted both inside and outside of our university. As a non-profit institute of higher learning, Akamai University seeks no publication or distribution fees from the PJST. The journal is provided strictly in the spirit of academic and scientific discourse and in support of our institutional mission of improving the human condition.
Table of Contents (Vol. 13, No. 2)
Engineering and Material Science
Corrosion Resistance of Austenitic Stainless Steel in Cassava Fluid, Maize Pulp, and Seawater. O.R. Adetunji; P.O. Aiyedun; T.A. Arowolo; and O.J. Alamu.
Energy and Power
Comparative Study of Briquetting of Few Selected Agro-Residues Commonly Found in Nigeria. J.T. Oladeji, Ph.D.
Dynamic Response of a 2m Diameter Wind Turbine Rotor. Olusogo O. Odusote, M.Sc.
Physics and Atmospheric Physics
Effects of Some Thermophysical Properties on the Propagation of Forward and Opposed Smouldering Combustion. Rasaq Oyeyemi Olayiwola, Ph.D.
Laboratory Determination of the Thermal Conductivity of a Typical Nigerian Granite Rock. Vitalis C. Ozebo, Ph.D.; Olusogo Odusote, M.Sc.; and Olawunmi Sulaimon, B.Sc.
Variation of Total Column Ozone (TCO) during the time of Landfall of Tropical Cyclone in Extra-tropical Region. S.K. Midya, Ph.D.; T. Mukherrjee, M.Sc. (in view); S.S. Dey, Ph.D.; and G.K. Das, M.Sc.
Inter-relation amongst the different Atmospheric Parameters to Estimate Summer Monsoon Rainfall over Gangetic, West Bengal: A Multiple Linear Regression Approach. S.K. Midya, Ph.D.; U. Saha, M.Sc.; D. Sarkar, M.Sc.; and P.K. Jana, Ph.D.
Global Warming: A Case Study of Southeast Nigeria. C.C. Edebeatu; T.C. Chineke; O.K. Nwafor; and U.K. Okoro.
Investigating the Relationship between some Thunderstorm Parameters and Ground Flash Density. J.O. Adepitan, M.Sc. and F.O. Ogunsanwo.
Mathematics and Statistics
Euler’s Method for Solving Initial Value Problems in Ordinary Differential Equations. Sunday Fadugba, M.Sc.; Bosede Ogunrinde, Ph.D.; and Tayo Okunlola, M.Sc.
Construction and Implementation of a 4-Step Implicit Collocation Method for Solution of First and Second Order ODEs. Y.A. Yahaya and Z.A. Adegboye.
Comparison of One-Stage, Two-Stage, and Three-Stage Estimators Using Finite Population. Lukman Abiodun Nafiu, Ph.D.
Information Technology and Communications
Electronic-Paper: The Electronic Display of the Future. V.V.N. Akwukwuma and F.O. Chete.
Analogue Maps’ Relevance in GIS Development in Developing Countries: Case of Nigeria. Frederick Dada, Ph.D.
Service Network Bars Analysis in a Campus Environment. O. Shoewu and L.A. Akinyemi.
Citizens’ Adoption of SMS Based E-Government Services in Lagos State, Nigeria. F.O. Chete; D. Oyemade; R. Abere; S.C. Chiemeke; and I. Ima-Omasogie.
Website Credibility: Perceptions of Stakeholders. F.O. Chete and J.I. Mbegbu.
Exploiting VoIP Telephony in IP-Pbx Solution. A.A.A. Ajasa and O. Shoewu.
Management, Economics, and Education
The Evolution of the Bio-Economy in Nigeria: A Review of Trends and Events. Chimdiya Julian Onyeka, M.Sc.
Econometric Analysis of Some Economic Indicators Influencing Nigeria’s Economy. Babalola B. Teniola, M.Sc. and A.O. Olubiyi, M.Sc.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kinetic Technique as an Analytical Tool in Determining Salicylic Acid in Commercial Aspirin Brands in Nigerian Market. G.A. Shallangwa, M.Sc.; A. Hamidu, B.Sc.; Y.A. Dallatu, M.Sc.; M. Haliru, M.Sc.; F.G. Okibe, M.Sc.; and N.C. Nwokem, M.Sc.
The Growth and Characterization of CuS Nanomaterials by Successive Ionic Layer Adsorption and Reaction (SILAR). A.A. Ibiyemi, M.Tech.
High Performance Liquid Chromatographic (HPLC) Method for Comparison of Levels of some Phthalate Esters in Children’s Toys and Their Health Implications. G.O. Adewuyi, Ph.D. and R.A. Olowu, Ph.D.
Biosorption of Ni(II), Cr(III), and Co(II) from Solutions using Acalypha wilkesiana Leaf: Equilibrium, Kinetics, and Thermodynamics. N.A. Adesola Babarinde, Ph.D.; J. Oyebamiji Babalola, Ph.D.; John Adegoke, HND; Adebola O. Osundeko, B.Sc.; Betty O. Orhewere, B.Sc.; Oluwatoyin E. Sanya, B.Sc.; and Christianah O. Olayinka, B.Sc.
Kinetic, Equilibrium and Thermodynamic Studies of the Biosorption of Ni(II), Cr(III), and Co(II) from Aqueous Solutions using Cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta) Leaf. Adesola Babarinde, Ph.D.; J. Oyebamiji Babalola, Ph.D.; John Adegoke, HND; Adebola O. Osundeko, B.Sc.; Taiwo J. Ibidapo, B.Sc.; Chidinma A. Nwabugwu, B.Sc.; and Oluyinka F. Ogundimu, B.Sc.
Isotherm, Kinetic, and Thermodynamic Studies of Led (II) Biosorption by Streblus asper. Matthew A. Adebayo, Ph.D.; Adedoyin A. Adebayo, M.Sc.; Johnson F. Adediji, Ph.D.; and Oluwayemisi T. Adebayo, B.Sc.
Metal-Bithiourea Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, and Biological Studies. J.F. Adediji, Ph.D.; J.A. Obaleye, Ph.D.; M.A. Adebayo, Ph.D.; and A. Lawal, Ph.D.
Antimalarial, Antimicrobial, and Acute Toxicity Activities of Mefloquine-Pyrimethamine Metal Complex. Johnson F. Adediji; Taiye T. Oye; Josephine A. Oboirien; Isaac O. Akano; and Funmilayo A. Alabi.
Life Sciences and Medicine
An Aid to Optimize Drug Response - TDM. Prof. Dr. Vijay Gupta, Prof. Dr. Sanjoy Das, and Dr. Amandeep Singh.
Improved Utilization of Laboratory Services. Vijay Gupta, Ph.D.; Sanjoy Das, M.D.; Amandeep Singh, M.D.; and Dr. Arvind Kumar, M.D.
Health Hazard of Traffic Noise: Perceptions of Dwellers on Tanke – University Road, Ilorin, Nigeria. Jacob O. Aweda, Ph.D, and Yinusa A. Jimoh, Ph.D.
Risks Associated with Low Level Radiofrequency Exposure at Close Proximities to Mobile Phone Base Stations. Bolaji O. Ayinmode, M.Sc. and Idowu P. Farai, Ph.D.
Assessment of Camp Conditions and Medical Complaints by New Bakassi Resettlees Attending Approved Hospital in Cross River State, Nigeria. Emmanuel Chukwuneye Uttah, Ph.D.; Chinasa Uttah, M.Sc.; and Christiana Okonofua, M.Sc.
Asymptomatic Bacteriuria among Students of Bellstech, Ota, Nigeria. Felix Oluwasegun Alao, M.Sc. and Fayokemi Ayomide Akintunde, B.Sc.
Alteration of Blood Pressure Indices and Pulse Rates by an Aqueous Extract of the Leaves of Chromolaena odorata (L) King and Robinson (Asteraceae). Jude C. Ikewuchi; Catherine C. Ikewuchi; Emeke C. Enuneku; Stella A. Ihunwo; Osazee I. Osayande; Damiete B. Batubo; and Damieibi I.D. Manuel.
Evaluation of the Nutritional Potential of Sansevieria liberica Gérôme and Labroy Leaf Meal using Wistar Albino Rats. Catherine Chidinma Ikewuchi and Jude Chigozie Ikewuchi.
Performance of Sesame (Sesamum indicun L) Varieties as Influenced by Nitrogen Fertilizer Level and Intra Row Spacing. U.A. Umar; M. Mahmud; I.U. Abubakar; B.A. Babaji; and U.D. Idris.
Fertilizer Use Efficiency of Maize Producers in Ogun State of Nigeria. Laudia Titilola Ogunniyi, Ph.D.
Statistical Investigation of the Effect of Soil Compost and Rock Phosphate on the Growth Characteristics of Oil Palm Tree Using Factorial Model. J.I. Mbegbu and F.O. Chete.
Geology and Earth Science
Comparison of the Strength of Two Different Rock Samples. F.C. Ighrakpata, M.Sc.; O.C. Molua, Ph.D.; E.C. Igherighe, M.Sc.; and J.O. Idialu, M.Sc.
Natural Radionuclides and Hazards of Sediment Samples Collected from Osun River in Southwestern Nigeria. O.A. Oyebanjo; E.O. Joshua; and N.N. Jibiri.
Sedimentological and Palynological Assessment of Bima Group, Bornu Basin, Northeastern Nigeria. A.O. Ola-Buraimo, Ph.D.(in view) and O.A. Olúwájánŕ, M.Sc.
Assessment of Thermal Maturity of the Mesozoic Organic-Rich Rocks of Southern England. Waheed Gbenga Akande, M.Sc.
Lithofacies Association in the Bima Sandstone of the Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria. Saka Adelayo Opeloye, Ph.D.
X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Characterization of Orile-Oje Archaeological Site, Ogbomosho, Southwestern Nigeria, for Suspected Ancient Ore Smelting Sites. A.A. Eluyemi; M.O. Olorunfemi; and B.A. Ogunfolakan.
Erodibility of Soils of the South West Benue State, Nigeria. Martins Okey Isikwue, Ph.D.; Calistus Abutu, M.Eng.; and Sam Baba Onoja, Ph.D.
Geotechnical Properties of Natural Composite Rock in Ibadan, Nigeria. Niyi O. Adebisi, Ph.D. and Folake O. Akintayo, Ph.D.
Estimation of Hydrogeological Parameters for Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Southeastern Nigeria. M.U. Igboekwe, Ph.D. and A.O. Akankpo, M.Sc.
Integration of Geophysical Techniques for Groundwater Potential Investigation in Katsina-Ala, Benue State, Nigeria. Pudentiana Okafor, M.Sc. and Luke Mamah, Ph.D.
Granite Exploration Study using 2D ERI in Malaipatti Hills, Thoothukudi, India. Antony Ravindran A.
Subsurface Stratigraphic Mapping using the D.C. Electrical Resistivity around Shika, Kaduna State, Nigeria. S.I. Fadele, M.Sc.; P.O. Sule, Ph.D.; B.B.M. Dewu, Ph.D.; and N.O. Patrick, M.Sc.
Relevance of Geophysics in Foundation Evaluation in a Typical Basement Complex of North-Western Nigeria. G.O. Adukwu, M.Sc. and S.I. Fadele, M.Sc.
Effects of Coconut Husk Ash on Stabilization of Poor Lateritic Soils. Johnson R. Oluremi, M.Sc.; Solomon I. Adedokun, M.Sc.; and Olukorede M. Osuolale, M.Sc.
The Use of Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) in the Evaluation of Erosion in Abia State University, Uturu and Environs. M.U. Igboekwe, Ph.D.; A.B. Eke,Ph.D.; J.C. Adama, M.Eng.; and G. Ihekweaba, Ph.D.
Utilizing Mud-logging as a Tool for Exploration: A Case Study, Kushi-20 Oil Well in Niger Delta Region, Nigeria. O.C. Molua, Ph.D.; J.C. Egbai, Ph.D.; F.O. Onwuka, Ph.D.; and J.U. Emagbetere, M.Sc.
Environmental Science and Ecology
Assessment of Impact of Some Waste Dumpsites on the Groundwater Quality in Parts of Akure Metropolis, Southwestern Nigeria. Sunday Bayode, Ph.D.; Martins O. Olorunfemi, Ph.D., and John S. Ojo, Ph.D.
Environmental Quality Assessment of Anthropogenically Impacted Estuary using Fish Genera Composition, Tissue Analysis, and Condition Factor. Chinasa Uttah, M.Sc.; Emmanuel Uttah, Ph.D.; and Isaac Ayanda, M.Sc.
Effect of Cassava Processing Mill Effluent on Physical and Chemical Properties of Soils in Abraka and Environs, Delta State, Nigeria. Stephen A. Osakwe, Ph.D. and Vincent O. Akpoveta, M.Sc.
Thermal Effect of Gas Flaring at Ebedei Area of Delta State, Nigeria. Ochuko Anomohanran, Ph.D.
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