EFFECT OF DIFFERENT SOLVENT TYPES ON THE YIELD OF OIL FROM AVOCADO PEAR SEED

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EFFECT OF DIFFERENT SOLVENT TYPES ON THE YIELD OF OIL FROM AVOCADO PEAR SEED CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Vegetables and fruits are essential foods in our diet and also have many compounds that are beneficial for health due to minor components which include phenolic substances (Francisco et al., 2012). The consumption of […]

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF MACRONUTRIENT CONTENTS OF CASSAVA LEAVES COMPOSTED AGRICULTURAL SOIL

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF MACRONUTRIENT CONTENTS OF CASSAVA LEAVES COMPOSTED AGRICULTURAL SOIL ABSTRACT Agricultural Soil is a mixture of minerals, organic matter, gases, liquids, and countless organisms that together support life on earth. The use of compost or organic manure is currently being advocated as an option for improving soil fertility. The method used in carrying out […]

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PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL THROUGH THE FERMENTATION OF REDUCING SUGARS RESULTING FROM THE HYDROLYSIS OF PRETREATED SAWDUST (HARDWOOD)

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CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Lignocellulosic biomass (e.g. sawdust obtained from wood) provides a unique and sustainable resource for environmentally safe organic fuels and chemicals. Furthermore, due to the abundance of lignocellulosic materials, its conversion to ethanol (a biofuel) is considered one of the most important uses of biomass as an energy […]

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