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Adamawa State University is located in Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria.It was established in 2002. Wikipedia.

Atadashi I.M.,Adamawa State University
Alexandria Engineering Journal

Purification of crude biodiesel is mandatory for the fuel to meet the strict international standard specifications for biodiesel. Therefore, this paper carefully analyzed recently published literatures which deal with the purification of biodiesel. As such, dry washing technologies and the most recent membrane biodiesel purification process have been thoroughly examined. Although purification of biodiesel using dry washing process involving magnesol and ion exchange resins provides high-quality biodiesel fuel, considerable amount of spent absorbents is recorded, besides the skeletal knowledge on its operating process. Further, recent findings have shown that biodiesel purification using membrane technique could offer high-quality biodiesel fuel with less wastewater discharges. Thus, both researchers and industries are expected to benefit from the development of membrane technique in purifying crude biodiesel. As well biodiesel purification via membranes has been shown to be environmentally friendly. For these reasons, it is important to explore and exploit membrane technology to purify crude biodiesel. © 2015. Source

This study was conducted in Mubi area of Adamawa State, aimed at evaluating1 the use of goat milk by the rural populace as supplement to other animal protein and mineral sources. Majority of goats in Nigeria are kept under traditional system of management. In this study milk samples were collected from lactating animals (Red Sokoto goats) during the wet season (June-September, 2008), a period coinciding with forage availability and dry season (January-April, 2008) a period of feed scarcity. Analysis for fat, solid non fat, total solid, cholesterol, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus was determined according to the standard procedures described by Association of Official Analytical Chemists and Pearson's chemical analysis of food. The results obtained indicated that the goat milk has fat 5.01%, total solid 16.58%, solid non fat 11.79%, cholesterol 0.18%, calcium 0.29%, magnesium 0.15% and phosphorus 0.14%. It was concluded that milk from goats is of high nutritional values and can be used to supplement the nutritional status of the rural communities. © 2012 Academic Journals Inc. Source

Osazuwa I.B.,Ahmadu Bello University | Chii Chii E.,Adamawa State University
International Journal of Physical Sciences

A two-dimensional electrical resistivity survey was carried out at the periphery of the impounding reservoir of the Ahmadu Bello University farm dam in order to investigate the subsurface seepage conditions and identify possible weak zone that could serve as seepage paths within the subsurface in the vicinity of the dam. Eight profiles were acquired, using Abem Lund imaging system, along each of the northern and southern abutment (flanks) of the reservoir. The RES2DINV interpretation software was used to analyze the data and the resulting tomograms, generally, it shows a resistivity variation from 23 to 926 ωm. Anomalous low resistivity zones within the bedrock are interpreted as zones of weakness representing preferential flow pathways for water from the impounding reservoir. © 2010 Academic Journals. Source

Shehu H.E.,Adamawa State University | Kwari J.D.,University Of Maiduguri | Sandabe M.K.,University Of Maiduguri
International Journal of Agriculture and Biology

A pot experiment was conducted to study the effects of N, P and K fertilization on yield, N, P and K content and uptake by sesame. The experiment comprised 4 nitrogen rates (0, 37.5, 75, 112.5 kg N ha-1), 3 phosphorus rates (0, 22.5 & 45 kg P2O5 ha-1) and 3 rates of potassium (0, 22.5 & 45 kg K2O ha-1). Optimum number of capsule and seed yield was obtained at 75 kg N ha-1 while dry matter yield was highest at 112.5 kg N ha-1. Application of P at 45 kg P2O5 ha-1 significantly increased number of capsules, seed and dry matter yields plant-1. N fertilization at 75 kg N ha-1 increased shoot N and K content by 155 and 8%, respectively. Shoot P content increased by 3.14 folds at 37.5 kg N ha-1. P and K showed no significant influence on N and P shoot content. N fertilization enhanced N, P and K shoot uptake by 260, 43 and 46%, respectively. There was no significant increase in N and K shoot uptake during P fertilization, while P uptake was increased by 72%. K did not significantly increase N and P shoot uptake but K shoot uptake was increased by 18%. The strength of relationship between seed yield and N, P and K uptake was very strong. © 2010 Friends Science Publishers. Source

Kwaga Y.M.,Adamawa State University
Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences

A field trial was conducted in 2011 rainy season to evaluate the performance of some cowpea genotypes at Mubi in the Northern Guinea Savanna ecological zone of Nigeria. The treatments consisted of five erect and semi-erect cowpea genotypes and a local cultivar (Kanannado).These were laid out in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replicates. The path coefficient analysis of grain yield and yield attributes showed that number of pods per plant gave the highest percentage yield contribution of 31.85%. This was followed by plant height at 6 WAS which contributed 5.37%. The highest combined contribution of 8.66% came from pod number and 100 - grain weight. Residual percentage contribution was 49.24%. This showed that yield attributes in this study explained 50.76% of the variability in grain yield in the experimental material Furthermore ,the investigation suggests that number of pods per plant, plant height and 100 seeds weight can be considered as selection criteria in cowpea. Source

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