Science Innovation

Special Issue

Innovative Researches in Science and Engineering

  • Submission Deadline: Apr. 30, 2016
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Samuel Wadzani Gadzama
About This Special Issue
Advances in scientific and engineering research birth the existence of cutting edge breakthrough in our day to day living, thus, making everyday living less stressful, Science and technology has generated new knowledge, such as discoveries of new principles, and has dramatically contributed to the development and progress of people’s lives, the economy, and the society. Innovative researches are the bedrock of such advances. Technology, especially science-based technology, has offered the promise of a better world through the elimination of diseases, fight against raising forms of global insecurity, eradicating hunger and poverty, qualitative water supply, alternative energy generation options that are not pro global warming, better global economies, growth in business at all level and material improvements to standards of living. This special issue comes as an avenue of harmonising and disseminating such research breakthroughs via this widely circulated publication. Original and well researched papers are solicited in this special issue in any aspect of innovative researches in Science and Engineering.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Samuel Wadzani Gadzama

    Training Department, Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

Guest Editors
  • Olatomiwa Lanre Joseph

    Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya, Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Nonyelu Helen Uzoamaka

    Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

  • Nwabueze Afulike

    Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

  • Nyah Okon Iniobong

    Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

  • Ufomba Emmanuel Chinwendu

    Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

  • Ogechukwu Sandra Onyia

    Department of Chemical Engineering, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Agbani, Nigeria

  • Lilian Affiong Anso

    Information and Computer Technology Department, Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

  • Omotola Francis Olarenwaju

    Engineering Department, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, Abuja, Nigeria

  • Nneka Lilian Ejike-Ugwu

    Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

  • Christiana Agu-Bruno

    Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

  • Ogochukwu Stella Ugwueze

    Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

  • Uchechi Roland Imoh

    Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

  • Nwoye Paul

    Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

  • Agbadua Afokhainu Segun

    National Engineering Design and Development Institute, Nnewi, Nigeria

  • Marcellinus Ugwu Kenechukwu

    Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

  • Maliki Damiel

    Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

  • Amaka Ndidi Okorie

    Department of Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

  • Jerome Ugwu Odo

    Department of Metallurgy and Material Science and Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

  • Asha Saturday

    Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

  • Juliet Ezeonyebuchi

    Department of Chemical Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

  • Ogechukwu Ezeonwemelu Johnbusco

    Technical Documentation Department, Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

  • Okwuchukwu Innocent Ani

    Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Agbani, Nigeria

  • Uzo Henry

    Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

Published Articles
  • Computer Aided Design of a Multi-Component Distillation Column-Using the Fenske-Underwood-Gilliland Short-Cut Method

    Samuel Wadzani Gadzama , Emmanuel Chinwendu Ufomba , Chimezie A. Okeugo , Okwudiba Ifeanyi Nwachukwu , Agu-Bruno Christina , Ogochukwu Stella Ugwueze , Roland Imoh Uchechi

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3-1, June 2016
    Pages: 24-33
    Received: Jan. 14, 2016
    Accepted: Jan. 15, 2016
    Published: Mar. 19, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.si.s.2016040301.14
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    Abstract: Most design calculations in multi-component distillation column are tedious and time consuming, thus the need for the Engineer to embrace the applications of computer for the design of multi-component distillation columns design. At the same time the need for accurate design in engineering cannot be over emphasize, meaning that the safety of lives ... Show More
  • Torrefaction of Nigerian Palm Kernel Shell into Solid Fuel

    Onyeagba Basil Obinna , Eze Somtochukwu Kingsley , Madu Okwuchukwu

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3-1, June 2016
    Pages: 19-23
    Received: Oct. 29, 2015
    Accepted: Oct. 30, 2015
    Published: Jan. 27, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.si.s.2016040301.13
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    Abstract: Palm kernel shell (PKS) which is a waste from oil palm tree was torrefied to improve its properties as a solid fuel. The study on Palm kernel shell torrefaction was performed under various temperature and time of 200ºC, 220ºC, 240ºC, 260ºC, 280ºC, 300ºC and 40, 80, 120 minutes respectively using a horizontal tubular type reactor made of stainless s... Show More
  • The Role of Attractive Van der Waals Forces in the Interactions Between the Antiretroviral Drugs and the Blood Components

    O. I. Ani , S. G. Wadzani , A. J. Ujam , O. S. Ejiofor , K. C. Mbanu

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3-1, June 2016
    Pages: 10-18
    Received: Sep. 13, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 13, 2015
    Published: Sep. 28, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.si.s.2016040301.12
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    Abstract: The mechanism by which antiretroviral drugs can block the HIV virus seems weak and hence it becomes necessary to study the interaction between the HIV and the drug-coated white blood cells. The effect of the Van der Waals forces were studied to determine and understand the interaction processes in the interaction between antiretroviral drugs and th... Show More
  • The Role of Repulsive Van der Waals Interactions in the Treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infections with Antiretroviral Drugs

    O. I. Ani , T. O. Chime , S. G. Wadzani

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3-1, June 2016
    Pages: 1-9
    Received: Aug. 17, 2015
    Accepted: Aug. 18, 2015
    Published: Sep. 28, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.si.s.2016040301.11
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    Abstract: Van der Waals interactions mechanism was used to determine and explain the interaction processes in HIV-drug coated blood interactions. The methodology involved the serial dilution of the five different antiretroviral drugs (two HAART/FDC and three single drugs) and the subsequent incubation with the blood samples collected from ten HIV infected pe... Show More