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Eco-efficient criteria : sustainability
(3S Media, 2014-04)
There is an urgent need to apply cost-effective technologies and methods that deliver better and more sustainable performances.
Visual assessments of current pavement conditions in the stack areas of Berth 203-205 at the Durban Container Terminal-Pier 2
(Emerald Group, 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 ...
Difference of hydrodynamics for a VPE with and without mass transfer and effect of agitation level on extent of mass transfer
(The South African Journal of Chemical Engineers (SAJChE), 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 ...
An investigation into road safety education in KwaZulu-Natal
Road fatalities claim more than one million lives annually worldwide. The emotional, social and economic impact of road traffic fatalities demands urgent attention globally. This epidemic of road traffic fatalities is ...
The in-service determination of the presence of distortion in a high quality analogue sound signal
Detecting and minimising distortion in audio signals is an important aspect of sound engineering. Distortion of a signal passing through an audio system may be caused by a number of factors and it is necessary to detect ...
Fracture properties of fibre and nano reinforced composite structures
Interlaminar cracking or delamination is an inherent disadvantage of composite materials. In this study the fracture properties of nano and fibre-reinforced polypropylene and epoxy composite structures are examined. These ...
Evaluation of small-scale batch biodiesel production options for developing economies
Biodiesel is a renewable fuel that can be produced from animal fats, vegetable oils or recycled used cooking oil. From the 1970’s, biodiesel received increased focus as an alternative to crude oil and its component products. ...
Capacity challenges facing civil engineering contractors in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Insolvency maybe broadly defined as an inability of business entity to meet pending financial commitments. For a construction firm, such a situation creates conditions whereby a business entity is unable to fulfill its ...
Infrared heating assisted thermoforming of polypropylene clay nanocomposites
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 ...
Determining the best BRT for eThekwini
(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 ...