STUDENT’S PRESENTATIONS/PROJECTS DURING THE GREEN WEEK
The students go an opportunity to present their wonderful projects to the guests who attended the seminar on the second day of Green Week. The following students presented their projects on the second day of the week
Title: Manual and chemical control of the hyacinth
1. MARY KARIETHI
The water hyacinth can be used to make paper, ornaments, fertilizers, Biogas animal feed, yarn, rope, and water purification. This can, in turn, be used as a source of income and obtain clean water offshore.
2. Title: Diversification of green energy modeling a solar desalinator
BY SAM NYAMWAGE & NETTY CHERUTO
This is a machine intended to desalinate rain and ground water for domestic use and for irrigation using sunshine. This is a very good project and can be picked up by the Government to benefit the citizens especially in the rural areas.
3. Title: Making charcoal briquette from water hyacinth BY OJUKA VINCENT
This is a project that makes cooking charcoal from water hyacinth to replace firewood and reduce deforestation through the cutting of trees for firewood and to burn charcoal. It is made using a mortar, a pestle, a good chunk of water hyacinth, ash, salt, and waste paper. This is mixed together to make a paste, from the paste small round balls are made and dried up by the sun to make briquette which is used as charcoal.
4. Title: Termite indoor farming in Busia County
BY JONATHAN OUMA WAFULA.
This is simple indoor farming of western subtropical Climate, which requires a lot of patience. The process includes laying plexiglass slides on a table near the edge, Followed by laying the tubing along one side of one of the plexiglass sides, Then allowing the tubing to flatten a bit. To assemble the farm, you need to heat the sand in an oven to kill molds that can otherwise sprout in the farm and harm the termites. Put about two cups of sand in a glass or metal container with a loose-fitting lid. Do not seal the lid tightly where the termites can live and breed. it is a project aimed at supplementing food in the area and the county as a whole the termites are said to have vitamin A and B and can act as a food supplement.
However other kinds of termites can be used but one has to adjust the farm size in a manner in which to catch them. More information on this farming is available online or with the local agricultural extension service.
5. Title: solid waste management
BY SAMUEL KIMANI
This is a project aimed at finding the best methods that can be used to dispose of solid, liquid and gaseous waste. Some of the recognized practical methods of disposing of certain hazardous waste materials (such as biological medical waste) is like Incineration, which is a controversial method of waste disposal, due to issues such as emission of gaseous pollutants. Waste management is the precise name for the collection, transportation, disposal or recycling and monitoring of waste. This term is assigned to the material, waste material that is produced through human being activity. This material is managed to avoid its adverse effect over human health and environment. The student found out that this is was the best method which can be used for solid waste management.
6. Title: Using a geo-fencing machine to trigger a push for capacity building and marketing
By ANN AOL
A geo-fence contains parameters (geographical boundary, curfew, and alert conditions) applied to a machine. A machine can have only one geo-fence applied to it. When a geo-fence parameter is changed, all assigned machines are affected. This research project is aimed at allowing developers to add location awareness by using visible button trigger on a map which alerts the user within a certain location about certain information that he or she needs to be aware of for example, when a visitor gets in Kenyatta University compound the trigger button will tell him to welcome to Kenyatta University, this is a litter-free zone or when you enter into a game park the trigger button will tell how many elephants are left in the park.
7. Title: Plastics are poison
By Naomi Kung’u
According to a report by the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse [PDF], some vibrant solid-colored plastic shopping bags contain high concentrations of lead, a clear violation of state laws. Did you go shopping for holiday presents at a big box retailer or shopping mall this season? Chances are you carried home at least one plastic shopping bag that could be a danger to your health. That is clogging up our gutters, and poisoning our soil and water aren’t the only risks associated with rampant plastic bag use. The aim of this project was to champion for the legislation of laws that forbid the manufacture of plastic bags and their replacement with a more bio gradable bags sisal bags, paper bags, bags made using water hyacinth etc.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 07:23