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2013 - Volume 3 [Issue 4 (October-December) ]

Contents

Original-research-article

Online Buying Behavior and Perceived Trustworthiness

 

Mahmud A. Shareef1*, Norm Archer2, Wilfred Fong3, Mir Obaidur Rahman1 and Inder Jit Mann4
1School of Business, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
3Toronto University, Toronto, ON, Canada.
4Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Dr. Marko Likon, Insol Ltd., Cankarjeva 16a, 6230 Postojna, Slovenia.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Frank F. C. Pan, Tajen University, Taiwan.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1314

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 662-683

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/2394

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Original-research-article

Evaluation of Naturally Occurring Radionuclide Materials in Soil Samples Collected From Some Mining Sites in Zamfara State, Nigeria

 

A. J. Innocent1, M. Y. Onimisi1* and S. A. Jonah2

1Department of Physics, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria.
2Centre for Energy Research and Training, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Dr. Mark Vimalan, Department of Physics, Syed Ammal Arts and Science College, India.

Reviewers:

(1) Ahmet Erdal Osmanlioglu, Turkey.

(2) Anonymous.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1315

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 684-692

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3244

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Original-research-article

Planar Nuclear Medicine Images De-Noising Via Wavelet Block Thresholding: a Simulation Study

 

Alireza Sadremomtaz1* and Payvand Taherparvar1

1Department of Physics, University of Guilan, Rasht PO Box 41365-1159, Iran.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Sang Hak Lee, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kyungpook National University Daegu, 702-701, Korea.

Reviewers:

(1) Dr. S. Hyder ALI, India.

(2) Jean-Marie Rocchisani, France.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1316

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 693-701

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/2696

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Original-research-article

Nutritional Composition and Acceptability of Cookies Made from Wheat Flour and Germinated Sesame (Sesamum indicum) Flour Blends

 

A. I. Olagunju1* and B. O. T. Ifesan1

1Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Dr. Rodolfo Dufo Lopez, Electrical Engineering Department University of Zaragoza, Spain.

Reviewers:

(1) Selma Salman Abdul-Hussain Al-Jabban, University of Baghdad, Iraq.

(2) Prabhakara Rao, India

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1317

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 702-713

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3547

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Original-research-article

User Perception of Security on Social Networking Sites Using Fuzzy Logic

 

Eric Afful-Dadzie1* and Arnošt Veselý2

1Faculty of Applied Informatics, Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic.
2Department of Information Engineering, CULS, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Dr. Hui Li, School of Economics and Management, Zhejiang Normal University, China.

Reviewers:

(1) Michael Gr. Voskoglou, Greece.

(2) Stavros Shiaeles, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.

(3) Dr. Xenia J. Mamakou, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1318

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 714-734

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3296

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Original-research-article

Classification of Days Using Locally Generated Magnetic Indices from Magnetic Data Acquisition System (Magdas) Ground Based Observatories at Three (3) Nigerian Stations

 

M. Y. Onimisi1, U. C. Achem2* and A. B. Rabiu3

1Department of Physics, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria.
2Centre for Satellite Technology Development, Abuja, Nigeria.
3National Space Research and Development Agency, Abuja, Nigeria.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Dr. Vyacheslav O Vakhnenko, Division of Geodynamics of Explosion, Subbotin Institute of Geophysics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukrainian, Ukraine.

Reviewers:

(1) Daniel Obiora, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

(2) Dr. J. O. Amigun, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1319

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 735-747

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3356

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Original-research-article

Data Analyzing by Attention to Weighted Multicollinearity in Logistic Regression Applicable in Industrial Data

 

Marzieh Shahmandi1*, Fatemeh Farmanesh2, Mohammad Mehdi Gharahbeigi3 and Leila Shahmandi3

1Department of Mathematics, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran.
2Department of Mathematics, Sepidan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sepidan, Iran.
3Young Researchers Club, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Wen-Xiu Ma, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of South Florida, United States.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) Kwabena A. Kyei, University of Venda, Thohoyandou, South Africa.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1346

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 748-763

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/2698

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Original-research-article

Effect of Nano-Clay on Alkali Activated Water-Cooled Slag Geopolymer

 

H. M. Khater1*, B. A. El-Sabbagh1, M. Fanny1, M. Ezzat1, M. Lottfy1 and A. M. El Nagar1

1Housing and Building National Research Centre (HBNRC) 87 El-Tahrir St., Dokki, Giza, P.O. Box 1770 Cairo.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Dr. Teresa De Pilli, University of Foggia, Department of Science of Agriculture of Food of Environnement (SAFE), Via Napoli, 25; 71100 Foggia, Italy.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1361

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 764-776

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/2690

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Original-research-article

The Molecular Succession of Bacterial Community of Crude Oil Polluted Soil and Water Samples from the Niger Delta, Nigeria

 

O. F. Olukunle1 and B. Boboye1*

1Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Dr. Ya-mei Gao, College of life science and technology,Heilongjiang Bayi Agariculture University, Daqing, Heilongjiang, China.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1374

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 777-788

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3918

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Original-research-article

Local Structural and Tracer Diffusion Mechanism in Amorphous Fe-based Alloys

 

Pham Huu Kien1*

1Department of Physics, Thainguyen University of Education, Luong Ngoc Quyen Road, Thainguyen, Vietnam.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Jerzy Nowacki, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Poland.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) G. P. TIwari, India.

(3) Anonymous

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1375

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 789-798

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3788

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Original-research-article

Levels of Phytotoxins and Nutrients in Hibiscus sabdariffa as Influenced by Freezing Storage

 

Amanabo Musa1* and Emmanuel O. Ogbadoyi2

1Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria.
2Department of Biochemistry/Global Institute for Bioexploration, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Dr. Deepak Pudasainee, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Technical Chemistry (ITC), Germany.

Reviewers:

(1) Hanem M. Awad, Egypt.

(2) Anonymous

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1385

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 799-812

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3720

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Original-research-article

Offshore Sand as a Fine Aggregate for Concrete Production

 

D. A. R. Dolage1*, M. G. S. Dias2 and C. T. Ariyawansa3

1Department of Civil Engineering, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Sri Lanka.
2Engineering Division, Coconut Development Authority, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
3Technology Education Division, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Kate S. Collison, Department of Cell Biology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Saudi Arabia.

(2) Tarek Tawfik Amin, Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt.

(3) Francesco Angelico, Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University Medical School, Rome, Italy.

(4) Philippe E. Spiess, Department of Genitourinary Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, USA and Department of Urology and Department of Oncologic Sciences (Joint Appointment), College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Kung-Chung Hsu, National Taiwan Normal Univ., Taiwan, R.O.C.

(3) Hamed Niroumand, UTM, Malaysia.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1397

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 813-825

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3290

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Original-research-article

Exploring Major Challenges and Benefits of M-learning Adoption

 

Mohamed Sarrab1*, Hafedh Al-Shihi2 and Osama M. Hussain Rehman3

1Communication and Information Research Center, Sultan Qaboos University, Al-Khodh Muscat 123, Sultanate of Oman.
2Department of Information Systems, Sultan Qaboos University, Al-Khodh Muscat 123, Sultanate of Oman.
3Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Al-Khodh Muscat 123, Sultanate of Oman.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Dr. Hui Li, School of Economics and Management, Zhejiang Normal University, China.

(2) Manuel Felipe Rosa Iglesias, Department of Energy Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Seville, Seville, Spain.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1418

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 826-839

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3766

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Original-research-article

Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSC) Based on Titania Nanoparticles and Hibiscus sabdariffa

 

T. O. Ahmed1*, P. O. Akusu1, N. Alu2 and M. B. Abdullahi1

1Department of Physics, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
2Physics Advanced Laboratory, Sheda Science and Technology Complex, Abuja, Nigeria.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Manuel Felipe Rosa Iglesias, Department of Energy Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Seville, Seville, Spain.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Lowell D. Kispert, University of Alabama, USA.

(3) Anonymous

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1419

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 840-846

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/2538

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Original-research-article

Effect of Pre-Cooking and Particle Size Distribution on the Pasting and Functional Properties of Trifoliate (Dioscorea dumetorum) Yam Flour

 

O. A. Abiodun1,2*, O. A. Omolola1, O. O. Olosunde1,2 and R. Akinoso2

1Osun State Polytechnic, P.M.B. 301 Iree, Osun State, Nigeria.
2University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Teresa De Pilli, University of Foggia, Department of Science of Agriculture of Food of Environnement (SAFE), Via Napoli, 25; 71100 Foggia, Italy.

(2) Ahmed Mohamed El-Waziry, King Saud University, College of Food and Agriculture Sciences, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) Afolabi F. Eleyinmi, Canada.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1420

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 847-859

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3299

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Original-research-article

Analytical Technique for Predicting Passenger Car Gearbox Structure Noise Using Vibration Response Analysis

 

Shawki S. Abouel-Seoud1, Eid S. Mohamed1*, Ahmed A. Abdel-Hamid1 and Ahmed S. Abdallah1

1Automotive Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Helwan University, Egypt.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Xi Wu, Mechanical Engineering Department, California Polytechnic State University, USA.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) Xinping Yan, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, P. R. China.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1439

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 860-883

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3277

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Original-research-article

Effects of Purity on the Mechanical Properties of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes-Polymer Nanocomposites

 

A. Yaya1, D. Dodoo-Arhin1*, B. Onwona-Agyeman1, D.S Konadu1, H. Mensah Brown2 and E. Sinayobye2

1Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ghana, Ghana
2Department of Food Process and Engineering, University of Ghana, Ghana.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Jerzy Nowacki, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Poland.

(2) Grzegorz Golanski, Institute of Materials Engineering, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland.

Reviewers:

(1) O. M. Folarin, Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa Nigeria.

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1440

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 884-897

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/4052

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Original-research-article

Palynological and Paleoenvironmental Investigation of the Campanian-Lowermost Maastrichtian Asata/Nkporo Shale in the Anambra Basin, Southeastern Nigeria

 

A. O. Ola-Buraimo1* and I. M. Akaegbobi2

1Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria.
2Department of Geology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Sang Hak Lee, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kyungpook National University Daegu, 702-701, Korea.

(2) Jimmy T. Efird, Department of Public Health Director of Epidemiology and Outcomes Research East Carolina Heart Institute, Brody School of Medicine Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Reviewers:

(1) Oluwajana O. A, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria.

(2) Omosanya , Kamaldeen O, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye , Nigeria.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1441

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 898-915

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/2664

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Original-research-article

Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Applied to Elemental Analysis Using Samples of Crude Oil from Adaril Oilfield

 

Nafie A. Almuslet1* and Saifeldin Yassin Mohamed1

1Department of laser systems, Institute of laser – Sudan University of Science and Technology, Almogran - Khartoum / Republic of Sudan, P. O. Box (407), Sudan.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Mark Vimalan, Department of Physics, Syed Ammal Arts and Science College, India.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Sunil Palchaudhuri, USA.

(3) Anonymous

(4) Anonymous

(5) Anonymous

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1542

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 916-924

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3790

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Original Research Article

Parametric Analysis of MEMS – Based Heat Exchanger with Different Test Fluids

 

Nusrat J. Chhanda1*, Muhannad Mustafa1 and Maglub Al Nur1

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh.

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 925-941

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/4632

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Original-research-article

Removal of Pb(II) Ions from Aqueous Solutions by Kaolinite and Metakaolinite Materials

 

J. N. Ghogomu1*, T. D. Noufame1, M. J. Ketcha2 and N. J. Ndi2

1Laboratory of Noxious Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, Cameroon.
2Laboratory of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Deepak Pudasainee, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Technical Chemistry (ITC), Germany.

Reviewers:

(1) Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, India.

(2) Anonymous

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1562

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 942-961

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/4384

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Case Study

Assessing the Efficiency of Grey-Water Reuse at Household Level and Its Suitability for Sustainable Rural and Human Development

 

Mohammed Boufaroua1*, Abeer Albalawneh2 and Theib Oweis1

1International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) ICARDA, P.O. Box 950764, Amman 11195, Jordan.
2National Centre for Agricultural Research and Extension (NCARE) P.O. Box 639, Baqa'a, Amman 19381, Jordan.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Marco Petitta, Associate Professor of Hydrogeology at La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

(2) Ahmed Fawzy Yousef, Geology Department, Desert Research Center, Egypt

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1609

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 962-972

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3625

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Original-research-article

Proximate and Mineral Composition of A Sorghum Stem Sheath Beverage (Poporo) Spiced with Aframomum melegueta Extract

 

I. B. Oluwalana1*, B. I. O. Ade-Omowaye2 and T. O. Adedeji3

1Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 704, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
2Department of Food Science and Engineering, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P.M.B.4000, Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Nigeria.
3Department of Food Science and Technology, Osun State Polytechnic, P.M.B. 301, Iree, Osun State, Nigeria.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Ming-Chih Shih, Department of Health and Nutrition Science, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Simone Morais, Instituto Politécnico do Porto Portugal.

(3) Anonymous

(4) Anonymous

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1628

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 973-983

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/2298

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Original-research-article

Newly Developed Epoxy-Polyol and Epoxy-Polyurethane From Renewable Resources

 

C. O. Akintayo1*, E. T. Akintayo2, Ziegler Thomas3 and B. M. Babalola1

1Chemistry Department, Federal University OyeEkiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
2Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
3Institute of Organic Chemistry, Auf der Morgenstelle 18, Universitat, Tubingen, 72076, Tubingen, Germany.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Deepak Pudasainee, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Technical Chemistry (ITC), Germany.

(2) Marco Petitta, Associate Professor of Hydrogeology at La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Eloka-Eboka, Andrew C. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College, Durban, Republic of South Africa.

(3) Anonymous

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1629

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 984-993

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3985

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Original-research-article

Experimental Production of Sustainable Lightweight Foamed Concrete

 

Alonge O. Richard1* and Mahyuddin Ramli1 

1School of Housing, Building and Planning, USM, Penang, Malaysia.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Diyuan Li, School of Resources and Safety Engineering, Central South University, China.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1630

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 994-1005

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/4242

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Original-research-article

Kinetic, Equilibrium and Thermodynamic Studies of the Adsorption of Methylene Blue from Synthetic Wastewater Using Cow Hooves

 

Ilesanmi Osasona1*, Oluwabamise Lekan Faboya1 and Anthony Olawale Oso1

1Department of Chemical Sciences, Afe Babalola University, P.M.B. 5454, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Verlicchi Paola, Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, Ferrara, Italy.

Reviewers:

(1) Runping Han, Zhengzhou University, China.

(2) Mejdi Jeguirim, Université de Haute Alsace, France.

(3) Anonymous

(4) Anonymous

(5) Anonymous

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1631

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1006-1021

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3695

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Original-research-article

Study High Performance Thermal Properties of Natural Pumice-Based Bricks

 

Miguel Galván-Ruiz1,2* and Marco Zaleta-González1

1Research and Graduate Division, Engineering Faculty, Queretaro Autonomous University, CU Cerro de las Campanas 76010, Queretaro, Mexico.
2CETIS 105-SEP. km 3.5 Carretera a Tlacote76138, Queretaro, Mexico.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Jerzy Nowacki, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Szczecin, Poland.

Reviewers:

(1) Solmaz Ghanbarnezhad, Science and Research Branch Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1632

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1022-1034

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/4430

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Original-research-article

Proximate Composition and Consumption Pattern of Plantain and Cooking-Banana

 

M. A. Odenigbo1,3*, V. U. Asumugha1, S. Ubbor2, C. Nwauzor1, A. C. Otuonye1, B. I. Offia-Olua2, I. L. Princewill-Ogbonna2, O. C. Nzeagwu1, H. N. Henry-Uneze1, J. U. Anyika1, P. Ukaegbu1, A. S. Umeh2 and G. O. Anozie2

1Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria.
2Department of Food Science and Home Economics, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria.
3Department of Bioresource Engineering, McGill University, 21111 Lakeshore Road, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, H9X 3V9, Canada.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Teresa De Pilli, University of Foggia, Department of Science of Agriculture of Food of Environnement (SAFE), Via Napoli, 25; 71100 Foggia, Italy.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Klaus Tenbergen, California State University, Fresno USA.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1633

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1035-1043

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/4943

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Original-research-article

An Evaluation of the Effects of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers on the Growth Performance of Three Timber Species: Cedrella odorata L., Entandrophragma angolensis Welw. and Terminalia superba Diel., in Nursery

 

Eneke Esoeyang Tambe Bechem1*, Andrew Enow Egbe1 and Roland Njoh Ndah1

1Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, Faculty of Science, University of Buea, P.O. Box 63 Buea, Cameroon.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Ahmed Fawzy Yousef, Geology Department, Desert Research Center, Egypt.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Stephen Yeboah, Kumasi, Ghana.

(3) Anonymous

(4) Christophe Bernard Gandonou, University of Abomey-Calavi, Republic of Benin.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1686

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1044-1054

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/4656

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Original-research-article

Fuel and Physiochemical Properties of Cashew (Anarcardium 1 occidentale) Nut Oil, Its Biodiesel and Blends with Diesel

 

E. I. Bello1*, A. O. Akinola1, F. Otu1 and T. J. Owoyemi2

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Dr. Nan Wu, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous

(4) Anonymous

(5) Anonymous

(6) Anonymous

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1687

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1055-1069

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/1680

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Original-research-article

Risk Management Framework for the Power Grid Cyber-Physical Security

 

Riadh W. Y. Habash1*, Voicu Groza1 and Kevin Burr2

1School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
2Kylowave Inc., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Chien-Jen Wang, Department of Electrical Engineering, National University of Tainan, Tainan, Taiwan.

Reviewers:

(1) Albert Molderink, University of Twente, Netherlands.

(2) Loren D. Knopper, Canada.

(3) Concettina Buccella, University of L'Aquila, Italy.

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Antidiarrhoeal Potentiality of Leaf Extracts of Moringa oleifera

 

Sushmita Choudhury1*, Latika Sharan2 and M. P. Sinha1

1University Department of Zoology, Ranchi University Ranchi, Jharkhand-834008, India.
2Department of Botany, Ranchi Women’s College, Ranchi, Jharkhand-834001, India.

 

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(1) Ronald K. Mulwa, Zoology Department, National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya.

Reviewers:

(1) A H Subratty, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius.

(2) Anonymous

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Entropy in the Analysis of Gait Complexity: A State of the Art

 

B. De La Cruz Torres1, M. D. Sánchez López2, E. Sarabia Cachadiña3 and J. Naranjo Orellana3*

1Department of Physiotherapy, University of Sevilla, Spain.
2Andalussian Center for Sports Medicine; Sevilla, Spain.
3Department of Sports and Computing, Pablo de Olavide University; Sevilla, Spain.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Rodolfo Dufo Lopez, Electrical Engineering Department University of Zaragoza, Spain.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous

(4) Anonymous

(5) Anonymous

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Analysis of Sediments from Some Dams in Katsina State, Nigeria

 

Fatima B. Suleiman1* and Abdul A. Audu2

1Department of Chemistry, Federal College of Education, Katsina, Nigeria. 2Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Deepak Pudasainee, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Technical Chemistry (ITC), Germany.

(2) Vyacheslav O Vakhnenko, Division of Geodynamics of Explosion, Subbotin Institute of Geophysics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukrainian, Ukraine.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) Honglei Liu, China.

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Correlation among Municipal Solid Waste Pollution, Fecal Coliform Water Pollution and Water Borne Diseases in Juba/South Sudan

 

Martin Kajokare Lo-Karija1,2*, QI Shihua1 and Yao Yevenyo Ziggah3

1School of Environmental Studies, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), 388 Lumo Road, Hongshang District, Wuhan City – Hubei Province, 430074, P. R. China.
2College of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, Department of Environmental Studies, University of Juba, P.O.Box 82, Juba – Republic of South Sudan.
3Faculty of Information Engineering, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), No. 388 Lumo Road, Hongshang District, Wuhan City – Hubei Province, 430074, P. R. China.

 

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(1) Sati Mahmoud Al-Rawi, Environmental Engineering, Mosul University, Iraq and Environment Researches and Pollution Control Center, Iraq.

(2) Teresa De Pilli, University of Foggia, Department of Science of Agriculture of Food of Environnement (SAFE), Via Napoli, 25; 71100 Foggia, Italy.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

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Conformation and Structure of Bio Polymer Nano Particle Formed by β-Lactoglobulin-Pectin in the Presence of Sorbitol

 

Zahra Pishgahi1 and Hamid Ezzatpanah1*

1Department of Food Science and Technology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, P. O. Box 14515.775, Iran.

 

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(1) Patricia Vit, Food Science Department, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela.

(2) Ahmed Mohamed El-Waziry, King Saud University, College of Food and Agriculture Sciences, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

(3) Manuel Felipe Rosa Iglesias, Prof. at department of Energy Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Seville, Seville, Spain.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) Ghozlene Mekhloufi, Université Paris Sud, France.

(4) Taco Nicolai, Université du Maine, 72085 Le Mans cedex 9, France.

(5) Gabriela Bahrim, Dunărea de Jos University of Galati, Romania.

(6) Anonymous

(7) Denis Renard, France.

(8) Carlos R. F. Grosso, University of Campinas, Unicamp, Brazil.

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What Influences Farmers’ Choice of Indigenous Adaptation Strategies for Agrobiodiversity Loss in Northern Ghana?

 

Ralph N. A. Armah1, Ramatu M. Al-Hassan1, John K. M. Kuwornu1* and Yaw Osei-Owusu2

1Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Ghana, Legon.
2Conservation Alliance, Ghana.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Ahmet Ertek, Department of Agricultural structures and irrigation, Suleyman Demirel University, Isaparta & Turkey.

(2) Ahmed Fawzy Yousef, Geology Department, Desert Research Center, Egypt.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

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Comparative Study on Quality Attributes of Three Fish Species Smoke-Dried Using Rubber Wood (Hevea brassillensis) in Nigeria

 

O. G. Akise1 ⃰, O. J. Abolagba1 and M. M. Eyong2

1Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
2Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State, Nigeria.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Dr. Katselis George, Department of Aquaculture & Fishery Management, Technological Educational Instituation of Messolonghi, Greece.

(2) Dr. Antonino Nizza, University of Naploli-Federico II , Via F. Delpino, Naples, Italy.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous

(4) Anonymous

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A Fast-Lock Low-Jitter DLL with Double Edge Synchronization in 0.18µm CMOS Technology

 

Saman Mohammadi Mohaghegh1 and Reza Sabbaghi-Nadooshan1*

1Department of Electrical Engineering, Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Dr. Giovanni Bucci, Department of Industrial Engineering and Information and economy, University of L’Aquila, Italy.

(2) Dr. Rodolfo Dufo Lopez, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Zaragoza, Spain.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous

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A Study of Sections Interaction Effects on Thermodynamic Efficiencies of a Thermal Power Plant

 

Phillip O. Ayoola1* and Ambrose N. Anozie2

1African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation (AISPI), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
2Applied Thermodynamics and Process Design Research Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

 

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(1) Dr. Rui Xiao, School of Energy and Environment, Southeast University, China.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous

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Nutrients and Phyto-Chemical Assay of African Star Apple Kernel (Chrysophyllum africanum) as Potential Feedstuff in Fish and Livestock Production

 

L. A. Agbabiaka1*, L. O. Eke2 and C. F. Nwankwo2

1Department of Animal Science and Fisheries, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria.
2Department of Food Technology, Federal Polytechnic, Nekede-Owerri, Nigeria.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Ahmed Mohamed El-Waziry, King Saud University, College of Food and Agriculture Sciences, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

(2) Katselis George, Dep. Aquaculture & Fishery Management, Technological Educational Instituation of Messolonghi, Greece.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) E. Osabohien, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria.

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A Study on the Production and Consumption Pattern of Kunun-Zaki: A Cereal Based Ethnic Fermented Beverage of Northern Nigeria

 

O. Akoma1*, O. O. Agarry2 and I. Nkama3

1Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Nigeria.
2Department of Biological Sciences, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria.
3Department of Food Science and Technology, University Of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Gabriela Bahrim, Faculty of Food Science and Engineering, University "Dunarea de Jos" of Galati, Romania.

Reviewers:

(1) Francisco Carrau, Uruguay.

(2) Sara Arranz, Spain.

(3) Anonymous

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Effect of Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose Concentration on the Photophysical Properties of Zinc Sulfide Nanoparticles

 

I. Ahemen1*, O. Meludu2 and E. Odoh2

1Department of Physics, University of Agriculture Makurdi, Nigeria.
2Department of Physics, Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola, Nigeria.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Mark Vimalan, Department of Physics, Syed Ammal Arts and Science College, India.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous

(4) Anonymous

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1228-1245

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3803

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Physicochemical Properties of Sorghum Biscuits Enriched with Defatted Soy Flour

 

O. S. Omoba1* and A. Omogbemile1

1Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Ming-Chih Shih, Department of Health and Nutrition Science, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Reviewers:

(1) Abiodun, Olufunmilola Adunni, Osun State Polytechnic, Nigeria.

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous

(4) Anonymous

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1246-1256

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/4191

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Antimicrobial Activity, Physicochemical and Mechanical Properties of Aloe (Aloe debrana) Based Packaging Films

 

Gashaw Assefa Yehuala1 and Shimelis Admassu Emire2*

1Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, P.O.Box:16417, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
2Addis Ababa University, Food Engineering Program, School of Chemical and Bio-Engineering, Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, P.O.Box: 33381, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Rui Xiao, Sipailou, School of Energy and Environment, Southeast University, Nanjing, 210096, China.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1257-1275

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/4201

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Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott as an Alternative Energy Source in Animal Nutrition

 

I. O. Adejumo1*, T. O. Babalola1 and O. O. Alabi1

1Department of Animal Science, Landmark University, P.M.B. 1001, Omu-Aran, Nigeria.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Antonino Nizza, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Naploli-Federico II , Via F. Delpino, Naples, Italy.

Reviewers:

(1) M. Nedunchezhiyan, India.

(2) Anonymous

(3) Julian O. Osuji, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1844

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1276-1285

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/4945

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Kriging Interpolation Method for Estimation of Continuous Spatial Distribution of Precipitation in Cyprus

 

Fotios Maris1, Kyriaki Kitikidou1*, Panagiotis Angelidis2 and Simeon Potouridis1

1Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace, GR-68200  Orestiada, Greece.
2Department of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, GR-67100 Xanthi, Greece.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Verlicchi Paola, Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, 44122, Ferrara, Italy.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Kalle Remm, University of Tartu, Estonia.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1845

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1286-1300

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/5045

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Defective Barrier on Voltage Optimization for Small Airgap

 

John Tarilanyo Afa1*

1Department of Electrical Engineering, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nkpolu, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Rodolfo Dufo Lopez, Electrical Engineering Department University of Zaragoza, Spain.

Reviewers:

(1) M. Y Onimisi, Nigeria.

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1846

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1301-1310

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3653

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Antioxidant Activity and Preservative Effect of Thyme (Thymus schimperi R.)

 

Gebrehana A. Hailemariam1 and Shimelis A. Emire2*

1Bahir Dar University, School of Chemical and Food Engineering, Ethiopia.
2Addis Ababa University, Food Engineering Program, School of Chemical and Bio Engineering, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Abida Farooqi, Department of Environmental Sciences, Quiad-i-Azam University, Pakistan.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1311-1326

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/4563

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Studies on the Chemical and Sensory Properties of Jam from Osmotically Dehydrated Pineapple Slices

 

Beatrice M. Fasogbon1*, Saka O. Gbadamosi1 and Kehinde A. Taiwo1

1Department of Food Science and Technology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

 

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Editor(s):

(1). S. M. Lutful Kabir, Department of Microbiology and Hygiene, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh.

(2) Ming-Chih Shih, Department of Health and Nutrition Science, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan.

Reviewers:

(1) Otoniel Corzo, Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela.

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous

(4) Muhammad Shahnawaz, Karakoram International University, Gilgit, Pakistan.

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1327-1335

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3718

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Lie Algebra Structures Associated with Zero Curvature Equations and Generalized Zero Curvature Equations

 

Wen-Xiu Ma1*
1Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620-5700, USA.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Nan Wu, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

(2) Diyuan Li, School of Resources and Safety Engineering, Central South University, China.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1336-1344

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3094

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Performance, Emissions and Combustion Characteristics of Waste Fried Vegetable Oil in Based Biodiesel in High Grade Low Heat Rejection Diesel Engine

 

M. V. S. Murali Krishna1, R. P. Chowdary1, T. Kishen Kumar Reddy2 and P. V. K. Murthy3*

1Mechanical Engineering Department, Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Gandipet, Hyderabad-500 075, Andhra Pradesh, India.
2Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, J.N.T. University, Hyderabad -500 085, Andhra Pradesh, India.
3Jayaprakash Narayan Group of Institutions, Mahabubnagar-509001, Andhra Pradesh, India.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Grzegorz Zboiński, Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1890

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1345-1367

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2013/3655

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Efficacy of Some Plant Aqueous Extracts and Waxes in the Preservation of Some Fruits and Vegetables

 

A. Bukar1* and A. M. Magashi1

1Department of Microbiology, Bayero University, PMB 3011, Kano, Nigeria.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Gabriela Bahrim, Faculty of Food Science and Engineering, University "Dunarea de Jos" of Galati, Romania.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Eric Curry, USA.

(3) Anonymous

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1368-1379

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2014/2213

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Recruitment Model in Manpower Planning Under Fuzzy Environment

 

M. Jeeva1* and N. Geetha2**

1Depamrtment of Mathematics, Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai, India.
2Department of Mathematics, Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai, & Research Scholar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Hui Li, School of Economics and Management, Zhejiang Normal University, China.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1380-1390

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2014/3382

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Solid Minerals Development in Parts of Southwest Nigeria – in the Light of Recent Reforms

 

Oyedokun O. Matthew1* and  Igonor E. Emmanuel2

1Department of Solid Minerals, Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Oyo State, Nigeria.
2Petra Prospectors Limited, Nigeria.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Fazel Khaleghi, Geology Department Azad University Tabriz Iran.

Reviewers:

(1) Asuncion Riaza, Spain.

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1391-1404

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2014/3706

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An Investigation of X-Ray Equipment and Accessories as Possible Vectors of Nosocomial Infection in Government and Private Hospitals in Anambra State, Nigeria

 

J. C. Eze1, H. U. Chiegwu1 and M. C. Okeji2

1Department of Radiography/Radiological Sciences, Faculty of Health Science and Technology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Nigeria.
2Department of Medical Radiography/Radiological Sciences, Faculty of Health Science and Technology University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nigeria.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Chandra R Makanjee, School of Health Care Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

(2) Rodolfo Dufo Lopez, Electrical Engineering Department University of Zaragoza, Spain.

(3) Quan Long, Institute of Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA.

Reviewers:

(1) Ajediran I. Bello, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ghana.

(2) Raphaële Girard, France.

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1405-1413

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2014/2336

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A Novel Chemiluminescence Assay of Ethylene Glycol in Antifreeze Samples using FIA with Merging Zone Principle

 

Hijran Sanaan Jabbar1* and Azad Tawfiq Faizullah1

1Chemistry Department, Science College, Salahaddin University, Erbil, Iraq.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Deepak Pudasainee, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Technical Chemistry (ITC), Germany.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) Ning Gan, Ningbo university, P. R. China.

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1414-1429

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2014/4709

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ANSYS Simulation of Loads Experienced by the Peduncle of a Design of Robotic Fish

 

M. O. Afolayan1*, D. S. Yawas1, C. O. Folayan1 and S. Y. Aku1

1Mechanical Engineering Department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Manoj Gupta, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS, 9 Engineering Drive 1 Singapore 117576, Singapore.

Reviewers:

(1) Hao-Ting Lin, National Cheng Kung University,Taiwan.

(2) Anonymous

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1430-1446

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2014/5424

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Proximate and Mineral Composition of Some Nigerian Fruits

 

Ozioma Adaunwo Ekpete1*, Onisogen Simeon Edori1 and Ebirien Patrick Fubara1

1Department of Chemistry, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Wolfgang Linert, Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry Vienna University of Technology Austria, Europe.

(2) Francisco Torrens, Institut Universitari de Ciència Molecular, Universitat de València, Edifici d'Instituts de Paterna, Spain.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Ajayi Ilesanmi Osasona, Afe Babalola University, Ado- Ekiti, Nigeria.

(3) Anonymous

(4) Anonymous

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1447-1454

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2014/4431

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Measurement of Pig Production Profitability in Zangon Kataf and Jema’a Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, Nigeria

 

K. P. Duniya1*, J. G. Akpoko1, O. Oyakhilomen1 and J. A. Nandi1

1Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Institute for Agricultural Research/ Faculty of Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) S. M. Lutful Kabir, Department of Microbiology and Hygiene, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh.

Reviewers:

(1) Shakeel Nouman, Government College University, Pakistan.

(2) Evangelia N. Sossidou, Pakistan.

(3) Gidi Smolders, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1455-1463

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2014/4137

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Optimum Group Limits for Maximum Likelihood Estimation of the Exponentiated Fréchet Distribution Based on Grouped Data

 

A. A. Marwa1*, Hegazy Zaher1 and E. A. Elsherpieny1

1Department of Mathematical Statistics, Institute of Statistical Studies and Research, Cairo University, Egypt.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Wen-Xiu Ma, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of South Florida, United States.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous

(4) Anonymous

(5) Rama Shanker, Eritrea.

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1464-1480

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2014/4408

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Petrophysics of the B-Reservoir in Eyram Field, Onshore Niger Delta

 

G. E. Omolaiye1* and O. A. Sanuade2

1Orion Energy Services Limited, Plot 14 Dapo Sholanke Close, Off Emeka Nweze Strret, Lekki Phase one, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
2Professionals Experts and Energy Company Limited, 45 Agodogba Avenue, Parkview, Estate, Lagos, Nigeria.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Deepak Pudasainee, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Institute for Technical Chemistry (ITC) Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, Germany.

(2) Rui Xiao, Sipailou, School of Energy and Environment, Southeast University, China.

(3) Dr. Marko Likon, Insol Ltd., Cankarjeva 16a, 6230 Postojna, Slovenia.

(4) Rodolfo Dufo Lopez, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Zaragoza, Spain.

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(1) Guochang Wang, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

(2) Chun-Gang Xu, China.

(3) Anonymous

(4) Anonymous

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1481-1504

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2014/5462

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Phenological Patterns among the Vegetation of Nikyal Valley, District Kotli, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan

 

Muhammad Shoaib Amjad1*, Muhammad Arshad1 and Sunbal Khalil Chaudhari1

1Department of Botany, PMAS-University of Arid Agriclture Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

 

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(1) N. Senthil Kumar, Department of Biotechnology, Mizoram University, Mizoram, India.

(2) S. M. Lutful Kabir, Department of Microbiology and Hygiene, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh.

(3) Gabriela Bahrim, Faculty of Food Science and Engineering, University "Dunarea de Jos" of Galati, Romania.

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(1) Chrystian Iezid Maia e Almeida Feres, Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil.

(2) Anonymous

(3) Anonymous

(4) A. Nanda, India.

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1505-1518

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2014/5329

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Levels of Heavy Metals in and Around Scrap Car Dumpsite at Uwelu, Nigeria

 

F. A. Aisien1*, I. G. Okoduwa1 and E. T. Aisien2

1Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Benin, PMB 1154, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
2Department of Integrated Science, College of Education Ekiadolor, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

 

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(1) Maria Laura Mastellone, Environmental and Health Sciences, Second University of Naples, Italy.

Reviewers:

(1) Bernard Keraita, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

(2) Anonymous

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1519-1532

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2014/5052

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Predictive Models for Condensate Gas Ratio (CGR) – Part 1: For Western Niger Delta Region

 

S. S. Ikiensikimama1*, I. I. Azubuike1 and J. A. Ajienka1

1Department of Petroleum and Gas Engineering, University of Port Harcourt,Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

 

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(1) Verlicchi Paola, Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, 44122, Ferrara, Italy.

(2) Chang-Yu Sun, State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing China University of Petroleum Changping District, 102249, Beijing, China.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Hui Tian, China.

(3) Anonymous

(4) Raffie Hosein, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1533-1547

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2014/4586

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Seasonal Variation in Heavy Metal Content of Tongue Sole, Cynoglossus brownii and Croaker, Pseudotolithus typus from Lagos and Delta States, Nigeria

 

Francisca George1*, Ogamune Raymond2, Odulate Dominic1 and Arowolo Toyin3

1Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, Federal University of Agriculture, P. M. B. 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
2Edo State Agricultural Development Programme, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
3Department of Environmental Resources Management, Federal University of Agriculture, P. M. B. 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Antonino Nizza, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Naploli-Federico II Via F. Delpino, 1 80137 Naples, Italy.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1548-1557

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2014/4666

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Analysis of Technical Efficiency and Determinants of Acha (Digitaria exilis) Production in Kaduna State, Nigeria

 

K. P. Duniya1*, M. A. Damisa1 and Z. Abdulsalam1

1Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Institute for Agricultural Research/ Faculty of Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Hui Li, School of Economics and Management, Zhejiang Normal University, China.

Reviewers:

(1) Efthymios G. Tsionas, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece.

(2) Anonymous

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[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1558-1568

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2014/4521

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Effect of Moisture Content on the Mechanical Properties of Dika (Irvingia gabonensis) Fruit and Nut

 

O. O. Awolu1* and B. A. Oluwafemi1

1Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

 

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Editor(s):

(1) Teresa De Pilli, University of Foggia, Department of Science of Agriculture of Food of Environnement (SAFE), Italy.

(2) Ming-Chih Shih, Department of Health and Nutrition Science, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous

(3) G.I. Okafor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/2072

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 1569-1577

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2014/3688

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