Pacific Journal of Science and Technology
An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research, Theories, and Observations
Volume 17, Number 1
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 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. 17, No. 1)
Engineering and Material Science
Water Purification by Solar Distillation Process. I. Ofili; E.C. Ugwuoke, M.Eng. (in view); N.N. Eze, B.Eng.; S.T. Ukwuani, B.Eng.; and S.A. Ogunjobi.
Energy and Power
Physics and Atmospheric Physics
Mathematics and Statistics
Management, Economics, Education, and Philosophy
State and Pre-State Economies. Ljubisha Petrushevski, DBA.
Prediction of Returns on All-Share Index of Nigeria Stock Exchange. O.M. Olayiwola, Ph.D.; A.A. Amalare; and S.O. Adebesin.
Gauging the Volatility Level of Stock Returns in the Nigerian Stock Market. Samson Ogege, Ph.D.
Supply Chain Management Practices and Market Performance: Evidence from Selected Major Marketers of Petroleum Products in Nigeria. Bayode Olusanya Babatunde, Ph.D.; Rotimi A. Gbadeyan, Ph.D.; and Joseph A. Bamiduro, Ph.D.
Effectiveness of Motivational Enhancement Therapy in Enhancing Mathematics Learning Gains among School-Going Adolescents in Oyo State, Nigeria. Adebayo David Oluwole, Ph.D. and Muraina Kamilu Olanrewaju.
Prediction Analysis on Student Library Usage: A Case Study at Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Gazimagusa, Turkey. Ademola E. Babalola, M.Sc.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Green Synthesis of Ag, Au, and Au-Ag Bimetallic nanoparticles using Chrysophyllum albidum Aqueous Extract for Catalytic Application of Electro-Oxidation of Methanol. Kehinde Oluseun Sodeinde; Olugbenga Dare; Adebayo Aliyu Lasisi; Patrick Ndungu; and Neerish Revaprasadu.
Biosynthesis, Characterization and Material Applications of Gold, Silver, and Palladium Nanoparticles using Aqueous Extract of Basella alba Leaves (Basellaceae). Kehinde Oluseun Sodeinde, M.Sc.; Enock Olugbenga Dare, Ph.D.; Adebayo Aliyu Lasisi, Ph.D.; and Neerish Revaprasadu, Ph.D.
Kinetics and Mechanism of Sugar Oxidation by KMnO4 in NaOH Medium. D.F. Latona.
Chemical Constituents and Antibacterial Evaluation of Deinbollia pinnata (Schum and Thonn) Sapindaceae. Aliyu Adebayo Lasisi, Ph.D.; Muyideen Olaitan Bamidele, M.Sc.; Saka Balogun, Ph.D.; and Segun Akanmu Adebisi, Ph.D.
Green Synthesis of Ag, Au, and Au-Ag Bimetallic Nanoparticles using Chrysophyllum albidum Aqueous Extract for Catalytic Application in Electro-Oxidation of Methanol. Kehinde Oluseun Sodeinde; Enock Olugbenga Dare; Adebayo Aliyu Lasisi; Patrick Ndungu3; and Neerish Revaprasadu.
Production of Alkylbenzenes from Pure Polythene Wastes. Abdulghaniyy Olawale Ilias and Abdulkabir Oladele Oladimeji.
Life Sciences and Medicine
Determinants of Under-Five Mortality in Abim District, Uganda. Lukman Abiodun Nafiu, Ph.D.; Moses Okello, M.Sc.; and Roseline Nwawure Adiukwu, Ph.D.
Effect of pH on Oil Extraction from Chlorella spp. F.U. Asoiro, Ph.D. (in view) and V.C. Okonkwo, B.Eng.
Estimation of Cancer Risks Arising from Medical Exposure to Ionizing Radiation of a Population in Southwestern Nigeria. C.J. Olowookere; N.N. Jibiri; T.O. Bello; and C. Aborishade.
Effects of Smoking Methods on Quality, Microbial, and Chemical Safety of Traditional Smoked Silver Catfish (Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus). S.A.O. Adeyeye M.Sc.; O.B. Oyewole Ph.D.; A.O. Obadina Ph.D.; A.M. Omemu Ph.D.; and A.O. Adebayo-Oyetoro, Ph.D.
Production and Evaluation of Ginger Spiced Cookies from Wheat-Plantain Composite Flour. Abiodun O. Adebayo-Oyetoro, Ph.D.; Oladeinde O. Ogundipe, M.Sc.; Chispel G. Azoro, HND; and Samuel A.O. Adeyeye. M.Sc.
Geology, Geophysics, and Earth Science
Petroleum Potential of Paleogene-Neogene Age Sediments in Well TN-1, Western Niger Delta Basin, Nigeria. Jerry Osokpor, Ph.D.; Frank A. Lucas, Ph.D.; Omawumi J. Osokpor, (M.Sc. in view); Brume Overare (Ph.D. in view); G.I. Alaminiokuma, Ph.D.1; O.B. Ogbe (Ph.D. in view); T.S. Daniya (Ph.D. in view); and Oghenero E. Avwenagha (Ph.D. in view).
Hydro-Geochemical Attributes of Quaternary Sands in Warri, Western Niger Delta, Nigeria. Brume Overare (Ph.D in View); Enivwenaye Oghenero Avwenagha (Ph.D in view); Ejiro Okpara (M.Sc in View); Jerry Osokpor, Ph.D.; Ovie Benjamin Ogbe (Ph.D in view); Areghehefe Elfreda Overare (M.Sc in View); and Edeh Desiree Ogueh (Ph.D. in view).
3D Structural Interpretation and Volumetric Analysis of Reservoir ‘X’ over Dara Field, Onshore Niger Delta.. M.A. Ayuk, Ph.D.; S.J. Abe, M.Tech.; and A.O. Daramola, B.Tech.
Prediction of Reservoir Energy Shale Water Drive in a Reservoir Adjacent to Overpressure Shale: A Case Study of Niger Delta. S.O. Salufu Ph.D. (in view) and A. Sulaimon Ph.D.
Hydrogeophysical Assessment of Aule Area, Akure Southwestern Nigeria. Olatokunbo-Ojo Ifedayo Olufunke, M.Tech. and Akintorinwa Olaoluwa James, Ph.D.
Recognition and Evaluation of Low Resistivity Pay-Zones: A Case Study of “Amo-Field” in the Tertiary Niger Delta Basin, Nigeria. M.O. Eze, M.Sc.; A.W. Mode, Ph.D.; and A.O. Anyiam, Ph.D.
Environmental Science and Ecology
Comparative Analysis of Different Physical and Chemical Components on Different Horizons of Soil Profile Pit in Challawa Industrial Area and Adjacent Area not Affected by Industrial Effluent. V.N. Okolo and E.A. Olowolafe.
Geochemical Assessment of Anthropogenic Influence on Pollution Status of Cobalt, Chromium, and Copper in Sediments of some Rivers in Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria. Patricia A. Ekwumemgbo, Ph.D.; Israel K. Omoniyi, Ph.D.; and B. Isuwa, PGD.
Inspection of the Impact of Vehicular Emissions on some Air Quality Parameters in Zaria Metropolis, Kaduna, Nigeria. Patricia A. Ekwumemgbo, Ph.D.; Israel K. Omoniyi, Ph.D.; Okibe F. Godwin, Ph.D.; and Okon I. Edem, M.Sc.
Impact of Palm Oil Mill Effluent on Physico-Chemical Parameters of a Southwestern River, Ekiti State, Nigeria. Josephine Bolaji Edward, Ph.D.; Eunice Opeyemi Idowu, Ph.D.; Abeni Adejoke Adewumi, Ph.D.; James Abayomi Oso, Ph.D.; and Oyebola Oluwatoyosi Eniola.
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