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Chemical Composition and Modeling of the Functions of Termitarium

Kamalu, Ikenna C. and Okolie, I. J. Chemical Composition and Modeling of the Functions of Termitarium. Journal Of Environmental Science, Toxicology And Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT), 5 (4). pp. 36-42. ISSN 2319-2402

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Abstract

The work was carried out in Fugro Consultants Nigeria Limited, Port Harcourt. It was the identification, extraction and characterization of chemical compounds responsible for making termination. The results showed that termitarium contains 11.6 (g/kg) of TOM; 15.9 (mg/kg) of Magnesium, 11690 (mg/kg) of iron and 23.3 (mg/kg) of extractable chloride which are responsible for structural stability of termitarium. The result also revealed that increase of clay content enhances the structural stability of termitarium. % water absorbed Vs time(s) for control and termitarium, mean number of seedings Vs time (days) for control and termitarium, gave their R-square (correlation coefficient) as 0.9975, 0.9951, 0.9959, 09807 and 0.09995 respectively

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chemical composition, termite, termitarium, biomodeling, curve-fit, nest, castes
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 11:46
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2017 11:46
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7870

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