Coir fibres as a partial substitute material for gypsum-based and fibre cement-based ceiling tiles a review

The construction sector is one of the largest exploiters of non-renewable resources which also can be a major obstacle to achieve a sustainable environment. Eco-friendly, renewable, large quantities of coir fibre left over from coconut processing are disposed in vain. Since coir fibres are used as reinforcement in concrete, many researchers have attempted to make …

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An overview of soil contamination in shooting ranges and chitin as a potential amendment

Soil contamination with heavy metals has become a serious concern all over the globe, threatening the ecosystem and human health. Soil and groundwater pollution near shooting ranges has been observed recently in different regions worldwide. Shooting ranges, where soldiers are trained and people do shooting as a hobby and a sport, are marked with high …

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Using MATLAB for calculation of boiler explosion consequences – An application to plant layout using Probit models

Boiler explosions around the world generate serious damage in workplaces and injuries to employees, which range from burns and lacerations to death, with the ensuing financial costs for the operating enterprises. Both in industrial and institutional settings, the main cause of boiler explosions is low water level which generates boiler tube overheating, sudden vaporization, rapid …

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Nanotechnology Applications in Biomaterials; A review

Development of nanobiomaterials has become essential in the field of biomaterials engineering, specifically in bone replacement, tissue regeneration, drug delivery, and cardiovascular treatment. In general, ceramics, metals, polymers, and their advanced composites and hybrids have been used as the matrix owing to their excellent biocompatibility and mechanical durability. However, there have been continued efforts to …

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Physical properties of refining products in Najaf refinery

Iraq is considered one of the oil-producing countries and one of the OPEC members. Iraq has storage equivalent to 11% of the global oil and the average daily production is 3.5 million barrels. In this paper, the highlights of the Iraqi crude oil refining products in the Najaf refinery and their statistical analysis were presented …

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