Recent Submissions

  • Development and evaluation of woven fabric microfiltration membranes impregnated with silver nanoparticles for potable water treatment 

    Mecha, C.A.; Pillay, Visvanathan Lingamurti (Elsevierhttp://ac.els-cdn.com/S0376738814000921/1-s2.0-S0376738814000921-main.pdf?_tid=b65a9c6e-3450-11e5-aab3-00000aab0f6b&acdnat=1437995876_8e0fac798c4ba54b01dcb09417b92027, 2014-02-06)
    Access to clean and safe drinking water is a fundamental human need, which is commonly lacking in remote rural areas. A simple gravity-fed water treatment unit was developed based on woven fabric microfiltration (WFMF) ...
  • Influence of effluent type on the performance of chitosan as a coagulant 

    Pambi, Ritha L. L.; Musonge, Paul (Akshar Publications, 2014)
    The use of chitosan as a bio-polymeric coagulant has continued to attract interest in water treatment due to its biodegradability and non-toxicity. Its ability to treat effluents of high organic content has been investigated ...
  • Evaluation of combined Pareto multiobjective differential evolution on tuneable problems 

    Adeyemo, Josiah; Olofintoye, O.O. (SIMMhttp://www.ijsimm.com/Full_Papers/Fulltext2014/text13-3_276-287.pdf, 2014)
    Many optimization problems in engineering involve the satisfaction of multiple objectives within the limits of certain constraints. Methods of evolutionary multi-objective algorithms (EMOAs) have been proposed and ...
  • Conceptual framework of environmental sustainable interventions with the use of green infrastructure design criteria on projects 

    Saroop, Shian Hemraj; Allopi, Dhiren (2014)
    This paper presents a conceptual framework that incorporates eco-efficiency on Infrastructure projects with the use of the environmentally sustainable criteria on infrastructure projects. Mainstreaming environmental ...
  • An appropriate Bus Rapid Transit System 

    Adewumi, Emmanuel Olusegun; Allopi, Dhiren (IJST Publicationshttp://www.journalofsciences-technology.org/archive/2014/april_vol_3_no_4/5698381383742343.pdf, 2014-04)
    Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has been adopted as an improvement on regular bus services through the combination of features like infrastructure changes that resulted in better operation speeds and service reliability. In this ...
  • Visual assessments of current pavement conditions in the stack areas of Berth 203-205 at the Durban Container Terminal-Pier 2 

    Allopi, Dhiren; Naicker, Rowen (Emerald Grouphttp://www.ijesmjournal.com/issues%20PDF%20file/Archive-2014/April-June-2014/7.pdf, 2014-04)
    The Durban Container Terminal is currently the biggest and busiest container terminal in Africa and handles about 2.7-million TEUs a year. DCT handles approx. 70% of South Africa’s containers and generates 60% of South ...
  • Designing environmentally sound engineering solutions on infrastructure projects 

    Saroop, Shian Hemraj; Allopi, Dhiren (World Academy of Research and Publicationhttp://www.warponline.org/uploads/contents/254-content-12-Designing-environmentally-sound-engineering-solutions-on-infrastructure-projects.pdf, 2013-12)
    There is a growing complexity of infrastructure planning and the need for coordination of design and environmental requirements. The lack of appropriate tools and skills for sustainable Infrastructure design is often seen ...
  • Influence of high content fly ash on concrete durability 

    Allopi, Dhiren; Zulu, Sabelo (IJEIThttp://ijeit.com/Vol%203/Issue%207/IJEIT1412201401_28.pdf, 2014-01)
    Abstract - The use of fly ash products by the South African cement and construction industries has saved the country over 6 million tons of harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Fly ash is an industrial by-product that is ...
  • Controller performance assessment of servomechanisms for nonlinear process control systems 

    Pillay, N.; Govender, P.; Maharaj, O. (WCECS, 2014-10)
    Abstract—This paper aims at assessing the setpoint tracking performance of proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers for nonlinear single-input-single-output (SISO) process loops. A comparison is made between the ...
  • Eco-efficient criteria : sustainability 

    Saroop, Shian Hemraj; Allopi, Dhiren (3S Media, 2014-04)
    There is an urgent need to apply cost-effective technologies and methods that deliver better and more sustainable performances.
  • Using computational intelligence 

    Singh, Navin Runjit; Peters-Futre, Edith M. (FIMS, 2014-12)
    The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of using artificial neural networks (ANNs) to classify hydration status and predict the fluid requirements of endurance athletes. Hydration classification models were built ...
  • The challenges of implementing gravel road management system in Sub-Sahara Africa: Tanzania case study 

    Mwaipungu, Richard R.; Allopi, Dhiren (Delhi : IJARES, 2014)
    The study examined the working environment of road organizations in Tanzania mainland implementing gravel road management system. These road organizations falls into two categories, namely those managing district roads ...
  • The innovation landscape of South Africa under new intellectual property management policy 

    Simelane, Thokozani (Innovation Summithttp://www.innovationsummit.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/SA-Innovation-Summit-Journal-2013_web.pdf, 2013)
    The new intellectual property (IP) policy currently under development by the Department of Trade and Industry will likely define the future innovation landscape in South Africa. This is in line with the direction the country ...
  • Determining the best BRT for eThekwini 

    Adewumi, Emmanuel Olusegun; Allopi, Dhiren (3S Media, 2014-06)
    BRT systems are fast becoming part of the South African urban landscape. In the first part of this two-part article, the authors set about defining BRT systems, looking at their history and examining configurations, factors ...
  • Infrared heating assisted thermoforming of polypropylene clay nanocomposites 

    Mohan, T. P.; Kanny, Krishnan (Springer-VerlagDOI 10.1007/s12289-014-1183-x, 2014-06-18)
    The objective of this work is to study the influence of nanoclay addition in PP sheet during infrared (IR) heating assisted thermoforming process. The effect of nanoclay on viscoelastic, friction and dimensional characteristics ...
  • Evaluation of silver nanoparticles impregnated woven fabric microfiltration membranes for potable water treatment 

    Achisa, Cleophas Mecha (2014-07-15)
    Lack of access to clean and safe potable water, especially for people living in rural areas of developing economies, is a matter of great concern in different parts of the world. Measures taken to address the challenges ...
  • Splitting vacancy voids in the grain boundary region by a post-cascade shock wave 

    Markidonov, A. V.; Starostenkov, M. D.; Tabakov, Pavel Y. (Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineeringhttp://www.ipme.ru/e-journals/MPM/no_21813/MPM218_06_tabakov.pdf, 2013)
    The structural transformation of vacancy voids in the grain boundary region of the bicrystal under the influence of post-cascade shock waves is studied with the aid of molecular dynamics simulations. It is shown that the ...
  • Surge arrester faults and their causes at eThekwini electricity 

    Gumede, Makhosonke; D'Almaine, George Frederick (Engineering and Technology Publishinghttp://www.ijoee.org//index.php?m=content&c=index&a=show&catid=36&id=82, 2014-03)
    Failures in polymeric housed surge arresters have recently increased. This has resulted in a number of studies being done in order to establish the condition of surge arresters whilst in service, the aim being to remove ...
  • Difference of hydrodynamics for a VPE with and without mass transfer and effect of agitation level on extent of mass transfer 

    Rathilal, Sudesh; Carsky, M.; Heyberger, A.; Rouskova, M. (The South African Journal of Chemical Engineers (SAJChE)http://www.saiche.co.za/Articleitem.asp?id=37, 2013-12-29)
    Liquid-liquid extraction offers an alternative separation technique, other than distillation, that uses a solvent for the separation of liquid constituents (Pratt, 1983). The vibrating plate extractor (VPE) is a mechanically ...
  • The development of a transit radio telescope at the hydrogen line frequency 

    Pillay, Aritha (2014-06-13)
    The development of a transit radio telescope at the hydrogen line frequency of 1420 MHz is described. The telescope antenna uses a 5 m diameter parabolic reflector with an estimated efficiency of 50 % and an F/D ratio of ...

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