2nd ICAT Energy & Physics

The 2nd International Conference on Appropriate Technology Energy & Physics Paper Titles

2nd International Appropriate Technology Conference - 2006

July 12-15, 2006

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

THEME: Sharing the Knowledge from Research and Practice in Appropriate Technology, with a focus on Health-Related projects....Click Here to Download the 2nd ICAT Proceedings

Energy & Physics Category Titles

Investigating Light Propagation in Turbid Media by Evaluating Optical Properties of Phantom Tissues

Investigating Light Propagation in Turbid Media by Evaluating Optical Properties of Phantom Tissuest
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Jephias Gwamuri, Prof. Ashok V Gholap, Dr Tahani S Mohamed Shartir, and Prof Paul K Bauh-Bassuah
National University of Science and technology, Dept. of Applied Physics, Box AC 939, Ascot, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
Email: jgwamuri@nust.ac.zw
Adis Ababa University, Dept. of Physics, Science Faculty (Arat Killo Campus), Box 1176, Adis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Email: gholapav@yahoo.com
University of Khartoum, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, P. O. Box 32, 13314, Khartoum, Sudan.
Laser and Fibre Optics Centre, Dept of Physics, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.
Email: buahbassuh@hotmail.com

Wind Energy Resource Assessment
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Norman Maphosa.
National university of Science and Technology, Department of Technical Teacher Education, NUST, Box AC 939, Ascot, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
Tel: 263 9 282842 Ext 2355
Email: nmaphosa@nust.ac.zw

Design of Alternative Energy Systems-Self-starting Vertical Axis Wind Turbines for Stand-alone Applications

Design of Alternative Energy Systems-Self-starting Vertical Axis Wind Turbines for Stand-alone Applications
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1. Andrew Tendai Zhuga, 2. Benson Munyaradzi,and 3. Clement Shonhiwa
1. Department of Mechatronic Engineering, 2. Department of Production Engineering, 3. Department of Fuels and Energy; School of Engineering Sciences and Technology; Chinhoyi University of Technology, P. Bag 7724, Chinhoyi, ZIMBABWE, Tel. 263-067-22203, Fax 263-067-23726
E-mail address for correspondence: andrewtzhuga@cut.ac.zw

Session: Water and Agriculture
Incorporating a module to determine public health impacts in an integrated catchment: water allocation decision support tool

Incorporating a module to determine public health impacts in an integrated catchment: water allocation decision support tool
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Loreen Katiyo, Oniward Svubure and Rebecca. A. Letcher
Department of Irrigation and Water Engineering, Chinhoyi University of Technology, P. Bag 7724, Chinhoyi, Tel (067) 22203/4/5
E-mail:1lkatiyo@cut.ac.zw, 2osvub@yahoo.com
Integrated Catchment Assessment and Management Centre, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Phone: (02) 6125 8132, Fax: (02) 6125 8395
Email: rebecca.letcher@anu.edu.au

Optimisation of a Bone Char Cartridge for Removing Fluoride in Drinking Water

Design of Alternative Energy Systems-Self-starting Vertical Axis Wind Turbines for Stand-alone Applications
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Ward J. Mavura1*, Francis T. Mwanyika1 and Glenda Wrensford2
Department of Chemistry, Egerton University, P.O. Box 356, NJORO, KENYA.
University of Illinois, Chicago, USA.

Appropriate Technologies for Water Use and Conservation in Public Health
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John Tharakan
Department of Chemical Engineering, Howard University
2300 6th Street, NW, LKD 1009, Washington, D.C. 20059, USA FAX(202)806-4635
E-mail: jtharakan@howard.edu

Session: Environmental

Community Based Waste Management in Urban Areas
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A. Mubaiwa
Practical Action Southern Africa (formerly Intermediate Technology Development Group-ITDG)
No. 4 Ludlow Road, Newlands, P.O. Box 1744, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Telephone: +263 4 776 631-3; Fax: +263 4 788 157; Mobile: +263 91 380 880
Email: alexiom@practicalaction.org.zw, alexmub@yahoo.com

A Sustainable, Community-based Response to Deforestation in Haiti

A Sustainable, Community-based Response to Deforestation in Haiti
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B. Stephenson
Department of Civil Engineering, Howard University
2300 Sixth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20059, USA
Email: qodesh@verizon.net

A Study of Trace Metal Ions Enrichment in Aquatic Environments by Saccharomyces cerrevisiae (baker’s yeast);a Bioremediation Strategy

A Study of Trace Metal Ions Enrichment in Aquatic Environments by Saccharomyces cerrevisiae (baker’s yeast);a Bioremediation Strategy
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Nelson Torto and C. Mahamadi
Department of Chemistry, University of Botswana, P/Bag UB 00704 Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: +267 3552502/+267 72312999; Fax: +2673552836
E-mail: torton@mopipi.ub.bw

Session: Architecture and Small-scale industry
The Architecture of Sustainable Development and Ecological Living

The Architecture of Sustainable Development and Ecological Living
Sampson Ik Umenne
Faculty of Architecture and Quantity Surveying
National University of Science and Technology
P.O. Box AC 939, Ascot, Bulawayo.
Tel/Fax: +263 (0)9 280373
Email: umenne@nust.ac.zw ; sikumenne@yahoo.com

Towards Sustainable Incomes and Health for Communities: Practical Action’s experiences in Chimanimani District
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A. Mugova
Programme Team Leader, Markets and Livelihoods, Practical Action Southern Africa,
Ludlow Road, Highlands, Harare, Zimbabwe
Ernest G Mupunga,
Regional Director, Practical Action Southern Africa,
4 Ludlow Road, Highlands, Harare, Zimbabwe

Session :Posters
Design of a Shepherd Crook Bending
Steadyman Chikumba

Stress Tolerance in Vigna (L. Walp)
Claudius Marondedze, Farisai Chidzwondo and Idah Sithole-Niang

The Construction of A Cfferdam
EwpIE OD Dry Dock at Guyana National Industrial Corportation, Guyana, Tom Dalgety and Joshua Silvimba

Integrated Weed Management: A Possible Solution to Weed Problems in,, Svotwa
1, E., J. Jiyane2, and F. Ndangana

Project Dawn, Transfer of “Appropriate Skills Technology” from Britain historically disadvantaged adults in South Africa
Liz Hodes
26 ) Evaluation of the Potential of Using the Modified Jensen-Haise Model as an Irrigation Scheduling Technique in Zimbabwe, Jiyane Jabulani

27 ) Use of Waste-water for Irrigation: Public Health Concerns and Dangers to the Environment (A Case Study of Aisley Farm) Wonder Chikanya and EllenMangore
28 ) Distan Learning in the Sudan-The Potential and Challenges, Huida Mohammed Elnour

29 ) A Machine,doption of Low Cost Drip Irrigation Systems to Small Scale Frarmers, Lockout Ndlovu Cannasius Mpala
30 ) Mechanism: Panacea to Zimbabwe’s Agricultural P Jroductivity, VheremjE.Munyadzi B and Jiyana
31) Valuable Products Derived from Nigerian Grasses, F. Ohwoavworhua,O.Kunle,U.S. Inyang, J. Fortunak, S. Abernathy, C. King

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