Recent Submissions

  • Esterification of lactic acid and ethanol using heterogenous catalysts for the production of a bio-based chemical. 

    Okon, Edidiong; Habiba, Shehu; Gobina, Edward (Newswood Limited, International Association of Engineers, IAENG http://www.iaeng.org/publication/IMECS2017/, 2017-03-15)
    OKON, E., HABIBA, S. and GOBINA, E. 2017. Esterification of lactic acid and ethanol using heterogenous catalysts for the production of a bio-based chemical. Lecture notes in engineering and computer science: Proceedings of the international multiconference of engineers and computer scientists 2017 Vol II (IMECS 2017) [online], 15 - 17 March 2017, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Newswood Ltd, pages 811-817. Available from: http://www.iaeng.org/publication/IMECS2017/IMECS2017_pp811-817.pdf
    In this work, the batch process esterification reaction was carried out at 80 oC using different types of heterogeneous catalysts. The heterogeneous resin catalysts used for the analysis were amberlyst 15, amberlyst 36, ...
  • Frequency dependence of electroluminescence measurement in LDPE. 

    Bani, Nurul Aini; Abdul-Malek, Zulkurnain; Mohd Aris, Siti Armiza; Jalil, Siti Zura A.; Muhtazaruddin, Mohd Nabil; Mad Kaidi, Hazilah; Rahman, Sharipah Alwiah Syed Abd; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Rey, Jorge Alfredo Ardilla (IAES http://www.fke.utm.my/ICEECC2016/, 2016-12-18)
    BANI, N.A., ABDUL-MALEK, Z., MOHD ARIS, S.A., JALIL, S.Z.A., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., MAD KAIDI, H., RAHMAN, S.A.S.A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., MAS'UD, A.A., ABU-BAKAR, S.H. and REY, J.A.A. 2016. Frequency dependence of electroluminescence measurement in LDPE. Presented at the International conference on electrical, electronic, communication and control engineering 2016 [ICEECC2016], 18-19 December 2016, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
    A good insulator for high voltage cable has low dielectric loss, reasonable flexibility and thermo-mechanically stable. However, prolonged application of electrical stresses on the cable will degraded the cable; physically ...
  • Distribution power loss minimization via distributed generation, capacitor and network reconfiguration. 

    Muhtazaruddin, Mohd Nabil; Bani, Nurul Aini; Mohd Aris, Siti Armiza; Jalil, Siti Zura A.; Mad Kaidi, Hazilah; Abd Fatah, Abdul Yasser; Jamian, Jasrul Jamani; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa (IAES http://www.fke.utm.my/ICEECC2016/, 2016-12-18)
    MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N.B., BANI, N.A., MOHD ARIS, S.A., JALIL, S.Z.A., MAD KAIDI, H., ABD FATAH, A.Y., JAMIAN, J.J., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and ABU-BAKAR, S.H. 2016. Distribution power loss minimization via distributed generation, capacitor and network reconfiguration.Presented at the International conference on electrical, electronic, communication and control engineering 2016 (ICEECC2016), 18-19 December 2016, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
    This paper presents a solution to solve the network reconfiguration, DG coordination (location and size), and capacitor coordination (location and size), simultaneously. The proposed solution will be determined by using ...
  • Potential of implementing the low concentration photovoltaic systems in the United Kingdom. 

    Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Freier, Daria; Ramirez-Iniguez, Roberto; Mallick, Tapas Kumar; Munir, Abu Bakar; Yasin, Siti Hajar Mohd; Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Bani, Nurul Aini; Muhtazaruddin, Mohd Nabil (IAES http://www.fke.utm.my/ICEECC2016/, 2016-12-18)
    ABU-BAKAR, S.H., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., FREIER, D., RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., MALLICK, T.K., MUNIR, A.B., YASIN, S.H.M., MAS'UD, A.A., BANI, N.A. and MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N. 2016. Potential of implementing the low concentration photovoltaic systems in the United Kingdom. Presented at the International conference on electrical, electronic, communication and control engineering 2016 (ICEECC2016), 18-19 December 2016, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
    This paper discusses the prospect of integrating a novel type of low concentration photovoltaic (LCPV) design known as the rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator (RACPC) in a building in the United ...
  • Multi-layer silica ceramic membrane for flue gas and natural gas separations. 

    Nwogu, Ngozi Claribelle; Orakwe, Ifeyinwa; Gobina, Edward (Newswood Limited, International Association of Engineers, IAENG http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCECS2015/, 2015-10-21)
    NWOGU, N.C., ORAKWE, I.R. and GOBINA, E. 2015. Multi-layer silica ceramic membrane for flue gas and natural gas separations. Lecture notes in engineering and computer science: the Proceedings of the world congress on engineering and computer science 2015 (WCECS 2015), 21 - 23 October 2015, San Francisco, USA. Hong Kong: Newswood Limited, International Association of Engineers, IAENG [online], pages 651-655. Available from: http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCECS2015/WCECS2015_pp651-655.pdf
    The overall goal of this paper is to foster the development of new membrane technologies to improve manufacturing efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. Hence, a multi-layered silica ceramic membrane with extremely low defect ...
  • Morphological characterization and gas permeation of commercially available ceramic membrane. 

    Orakwe, Ifeyinwa; Nwogu, Ngozi Claribelle; Gobina, Edward (Newswood Limited, International Association of Engineers, IAENG http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCECS2015/, 2015-10-21)
    ORAKWE, I., NWOGU, N.C. and GOBINA, E. 2015. Morphological characterization and gas permeation of commercially available ceramic membrane. Lecture notes in engineering and computer science: the Proceedings of the world congress on engineering and computer science 2015 (WCECS 2015), 21 - 23 October 2015, San Francisco, USA. Hong Kong: Newswood Limited, International Association of Engineers, IAENG [online], pages 607-610. Available from: http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCECS2015/WCECS2015_pp607-610.pdf
    This work presents experimental results relating to the structural characterization of a commercially available alumina membrane. A γ-alumina mesoporous tubular membrane has been used. Nitrogen adsorption-desorption, ...
  • Recovery of VOC from onshore and offshore shuttle tankers using structured membranes. 

    Ajayi, Adebayo; Shehu, Habiba; Gobina, Edward (Newswood Limited, International Association of Engineers, IAENG http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCECS2015/, 2015-10-21)
    AJAYI, A., SHEHU, H. and GOBINA, E. 2015. Recovery of VOC from onshore and offshore shuttle tankers using structured membranes. Lecture notes in engineering and computer science: the Proceedings of the world congress on engineering and computer science 2015 (WCECS 2015), 21 - 23 October 2015, San Francisco, USA. Hong Kong: Newswood Limited, International Association of Engineers, IAENG [online], pages 637-642. Available from: http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCECS2015/WCECS2015_pp637-642.pdf
    The emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from onshore offshore facilities are studied and an alternative technology for the recovery of methane, propane and butane by the use of membrane technology is explored. ...
  • Batch process esterification of lactic acid catalysed by cation-exchange resins for the production of environmental-friendly solvent. 

    Okon, Edidiong; Habiba, Shehu; Gobina, Edward (Newswood Limited, International Association of Engineers, IAENG http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCECS2015/, 2015-10-21)
    OKON, E., HABIBA, S. and GOBINA, E. 2015. Batch process esterification of lactic acid catalysed by cation-exchange resins for the production of environmental-friendly solvent. Lecture notes in engineering and computer science: the Proceedings of the world congress on engineering and computer science 2015 (WCECS 2015), 21 - 23 October 2015, San Francisco, USA. Hong Kong: Newswood Limited, International Association of Engineers, IAENG [online], pages 623-628. Available from: http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCECS2015/WCECS2015_pp623-628.pdf
    In this work, batch wise esterification of lactic acid and ethanol was carried out using different cation-exchange resins including amberlyst 15, amberlyst 16, dowex 50W8x and amberlyst 36 as heterogeneous catalysts. The ...
  • Acoustic emission testing of composite-to-metal and metal-to-metal adhesive bond strengths. 

    Droubi, M. Ghazi; Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Stuart, Alan; Mowat, John J.; Nobel, Craig; El-Shaib, Mohamed N. (NDT http://www.ndt.net/article/ewgae2016/papers/95_paper.pdf, 2016-09-07)
    DROUBI, M.G., FAISAL, N.H., STUART, A., MOWAT, J., NOBEL, C. and EL-SHAIB, M.N. 2016. Acoustic emission testing of composite-to-metal and metal-to-metal adhesive bond strengths. In Proceedings of the 32nd European conference on acoustic emission testing [EWGAE 2016], 7-9 September 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. Bad Breisig: NDT.net [online], pages 95-104. Available from: http://www.ndt.net/article/ewgae2016/papers/95_paper.pdf
    Composite sandwich structures consisting of two layers with an adhesive contacting interface are of importance in a number of industrial applications such as aerospace, marine and automotive. This research therefore aims ...
  • Computational fluid dynamic analysis of sand erosion in 90 degree sharp bend geometry. 

    Droubi, M. Ghazi; Tebowei, Roland; Islam, Sheikh Zahidul; Hossain, Mamdud; Mitchell, E. (ICCFD9 http://iccfd9.itu.edu.tr/proceedings.php, 2016-07-11)
    DROUBI, M.G., TEBOWEI, R., ISLAM, S.Z., HOSSAIN, M. and MITCHELL, E. 2016. Computational fluid dynamic analysis of sand erosion in 90 degree sharp bend geometry. In Proceedings of the 9th international conference on computational fluid dynamics (ICCFD9) [online], 11-15 July 2016, Istanbul, Turkey. Available from: http://iccfd9.itu.edu.tr/assets/pdf/papers/ICCFD9-2016-128.pdf.
    The prediction of erosion damage due to sand presence during hydrocarbon production is a major threat to the integrity of the production facilities. Sand production from oil and gas reservoirs can cause a significant damage ...
  • Development of a self-propelled capsule robot for pipeline inspection. 

    Yusupov, Azat; Liu, Yang (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/IConAC.2016.7604899, 2016-09-07)
    YUSUPOV, A. and LIU, Y. 2016. Development of a self-propelled capsule robot for pipeline inspection. In Proceedings of the 22nd International conference on automation and computing (ICAC 2016): Tackling the new challenges in automation and computing, 7 - 8 September 2016, Colchester, UK. New York: IEEE [online], pages 84-88. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/IConAC.2016.7604899.
    This paper introduces a current research project carried out in the Robert Gordon University for developing the prototype of the vibro-impact capsule robot for pipeline inspection. The project aims to address the technical ...
  • Stress effects on flow partitioning in fractured reservoirs: equivalent porous media versus poro-elasticity coupled modeling. 

    Sanaee, Reza; Oluyemi, Gbenga Folorunso; Hossain, Mamdud; Oyeneyin, Babs (ARMA (CONFERENCE ORGANISERS), 2013-06-23)
    SANAEE, R., OLUYEMI, G.F., HOSSAIN, M. and OYENEYIN, M.B. 2013. Stress effects on flow partitioning in fractured reservoirs: equivalent porous media versus poro-elasticity coupled modeling. In the Proceedings of the 47th U.S. rock mechanics/geomechanics ARMA symposium, 23 - 26 June 2013, San Francisco, US. Alexandira, VA: ARMA, document ID 13-442.
    In this paper the effects of overburden stress on fracture-matrix flow partitioning were numerically analyzed using two different numerical approaches; the analysis was validated using a fractured Clashach core flood ...
  • Microstructure encryption and decryption techniques in optical variable and invariable devices in printed documents for security and forensic applications. 

    Ambadiyil, Sajan; Jayan, K. G.; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Pillai, V. P. Mahadevan (SPIE https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2179635, 2015-05-05)
    AMBADIYIL, S., JAYAN, K.G., PRABHU, R. and PILLAI, V.P.M. 2015. Microstructure encryption and decryption techniques in optical variable and invariable devices in printed documents for security and forensic applications. In Baldini, F., Homala, J. and Lieberman, R.A. (eds.) Proceedings of the SPIE optical sensors 2015 conference, 9506, 13-16 April 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. Bellingham, WA: SPIE [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2179635
    Today, document counterfeiting is a global menace because of the advanced technologies available at ever decreasing prices. Instead of eschew the paper documents; applying efficient cost effective security methodologies ...
  • Ultrasensitive graphene coated SPR sensor for biosensing applications. 

    Bhavsar, Kaushalkumar; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Pollard, P. (SPIE https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2179051, 2015-05-05)
    BHAVSAR, K., PRABHU, R. and POLLARD, P. 2015. Ultrasensitive graphene coated SPR sensor for biosensing applications. In Baldini, F., Homola, J and Lieberman, R.A. (eds.) Proceedings of SPIE optical sensors 2015 conference, 9506, 13-16 April 2015, Prague, Czech Republic. Bellingham, WA: SPIE [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2179051
    Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) is a rapid and sensitive technique used for probing the biomolecular interactions in real time. Several new approaches have been suggested to improve the sensitivity of SPR sensors over the ...
  • Holographic interfermetry for security and forensic applications. 

    Ambadiyil, Sajan; Sreelekshmi, R. C.; Pillai, V. P. Mahadevan; Prabhu, Radhakrishna (SPIE https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2242153, 2016-09-26)
    AMBADIYIL, S., SREELEKSHMI, R.C., PILLAI, V.P.M. and PRABHU, R. 2016. Holographic interfermetry for security and forensic applications. In Proceedings of the 12th SPIE optics and counterterrorism, crime fighting and defence conference, 9995, 26-27 September 2016, Edinburgh, UK. Cardiff: SPIE [online], paper 9995-1. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2242153
    Security holograms having unique 3D images are one of the tools for enhancing the security for product and personnel authentication and anti-counterfeiting. Apart from the high technology that is required, the uniqueness ...
  • High performance valuation of CO2 gas separation ceramic membrane system. 

    Nwogu, Ngozi Claribelle; Kajama, Mohammed; Osueke, Godson; Gobina, Edward (Newswood Limited http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCE2015/WCE2015_pp824-827.pdf, 2015-07-01)
    NWOGU, N.C., KAJAMA, M.N., OSUEKE, G. and GOBINA, E. 2015. High performance valuation of CO2 gas separation ceramic membrane system. Lecture notes in engineering and computer science: proceedings of the world congress on engineering 2015 (WCE 2015) [online], Vol II, 1-3 July 2015, London, UK. Hong Kong: Newswood Limited, pages 824-827. Available from: http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCE2015/WCE2015_pp824-827.pdf
    Atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions are considered as the greatest environmental challenge the world is facing today. The tasks to control the emissions include the recovery of CO2 from flue gas. This concern has been ...
  • Propylene oxidation using Pt-alumina impregnated catalytic membrane reactor. 

    Kajama, Mohammed; Nwogu, Ngozi Claribelle; Gobina, Edward (Newswood Limited http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCE2015/WCE2015_pp900-903.pdf, 2015-07-01)
    KAJAMA, M., NWOGU, N. and GOBINA, E. 2015. Propylene oxidation using Pt-alumina impregnated catalytic membrane reactor. Lecture notes in engineering and computer science: Proceedings of the world congress on engineering 2015 (WCE 2015) [online], Vol II, 1-3 July 2015, London, UK. Hong Kong: Newswood Limited, pages 900-903. Available from: http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCE2015/WCE2015_pp900-903.pdf
    Pt/γ-Al2O3 membrane was prepared through the evaporative-crystallization deposition method for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) destruction. SEM-EDXA observation, BET measurement, permeability assessment and the catalytic ...
  • The use of nano-composite ceramic membranes for gas separations. 

    Shehu, Habiba; Okon, Edidiong; Gobina, Edward (Newswood Limited http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCE2015/WCE2015_pp1225-1229.pdf, 2015-07-01)
    SHEHU, H., OKON, E. and GOBINA, E. 2015. The use of nano-composite ceramic membranes for gas separations. Lecture notes in engineering and computer science: Proceedings of the world congress on engineering 2015 (WCE 2015) [online], Vol II, 1-3 July 2015, London, UK. Hong Kong: Newswood Limited, pages 1225-1229. Available from: http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCE2015/WCE2015_pp1225-1229.pdf
    The preparation of composite ceramic inorganic membranes using different types of support with the aim to achieving high selectivity for lower hydrocarbons was studied. The pore size of the unmodified support was determined. ...
  • Initial study of heterogeneous catalysts behaviour and carrier gas permeation with catalytic inorganic ceramic membrane for lactic acid esterification applications. 

    Okon, Edidiong; Gobina, Edward (Newswood Limited http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCE2015/WCE2015_pp1287-1291.pdf, 2015-07-01)
    OKON, E. and GOBINA, E. 2015. Initial study of heterogeneous catalysts behaviour and carrier gas permeation with catalytic inorganic ceramic membrane for lactic acid esterification applications. Lecture notes in engineering and computer science: proceedings of the world congress on engineering 2015 (WCE 2015) [online], Vol II, 1-3 July 2015, London, UK. Hong Kong: Newswood Limited, pages 1287-1291. Available from: http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCE2015/WCE2015_pp1287-1291.pdf
    Inorganic membranes continue to attract a lot of attention in various fields including industry and academia, due to the great potential they have shown in various applications. Recently, some studies have focused on the ...
  • An initial study of single gas permeation using a commercial alumina membrane. 

    Orakwe, Ifeyinwa; Nwogu, Ngozi Claribelle; Kajama, Mohammed; Shehu, Habiba; Okon, Edidiong; Gobina, Edward (Newswood Limited http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCE2015/WCE2015_pp737-739.pdf, 2015-07-01)
    ORAKWE, I.R., NWOGU, N.C., KAJAMA, M., SHEHU, H., OKON, E. and GOBINA, E. 2015. An initial study of single gas permeation using a commercial alumina membrane. Lecture notes in engineering and computer science: Proceedings of the world congress on engineering 2015 (WCE 2015) [online], 1-3 July 2015, London, UK. Hong Kong: Newswood Limited, pages 737-739. Available from: http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCE2015/WCE2015_pp737-739.pdf
    An initial study has been conducted using a commercially available alumina membrane. The study is based on single gas permeation method involving He, O2, CO2 and N2. The effect of trans membrane pressure drop, gas molecular ...

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