Science Journal of Chemistry

Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2019

  • Mineralogy, Physical and Mechanical Properties of Adobes Stabilized with Cement and Rice Husk Ash

    Issiaka Sanou, Mohamed Seynou, Lamine Zerbo, Raguilnaba Ouedraogo

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2019
    Pages: 1-10
    Received: 25 November 2018
    Accepted: 20 December 2018
    Published: 24 January 2019
    Abstract: A Burkina Faso clay referenced SAB has been characterized to be used as raw material in the making of adobes. Mineralogical studies (by XRD, DTA-TG), chemical and geotechnical studies (Atterberg limits, particle size distribution) carried out on this clay have shown that it is composed of kaolinite (62 wt%), quartz (30 wt%) and goethite (18 wt%). I... Show More
  • Effects of Vegetable Oil Reused for Frying on the Liver of Albino Rats

    Maduelosi Ngozi Jane, Obediah Gogo Appolos, Ogbonna Ogechi Debora

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2019
    Pages: 11-14
    Received: 9 November 2018
    Accepted: 17 December 2018
    Published: 30 January 2019
    Abstract: The reuse of vegetable oils for food preparation has become a very common practice in both food outlets and homes. Several changes in flavor and taste are observed in the food prepared with reused vegetable oils. This research investigated the effects of vegetable oil used for frying akara balls on lipid profile and liver enzymes of albino rats. Tw... Show More
  • Biofilm Formation Between Bacillus Subtilis and Escherichia Coli K-12 Strains at Acidic and Oxidative Stress

    Ivo Ganchev

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2019
    Pages: 15-18
    Received: 30 September 2018
    Accepted: 24 October 2018
    Published: 18 April 2019
    Abstract: Biofilms constitute the predominant microbial style of life in natural and engineered ecosystems. At the harsh environmental conditions microorganisms accumulate reactive oxygen species (ROS), potentially encountering a dangerous condition called oxidative stress. An investigation into the mechanisms activated by biofilms in response to different o... Show More
  • Nutritional Composition of Fatty Acids and Amino Acids of the Fermented Scomberomorus tritor in Benin

    Mahouglo Barnabé Houéssou, Chimène Agrippine Rodogune Yélouassi, Wilfried Zanmenou, Issiakou Mossi, Fidèle Suanon, Pierre Dossou-Yovo

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2019
    Pages: 19-25
    Received: 26 February 2019
    Accepted: 10 April 2019
    Published: 7 May 2019
    Abstract: In Benin fermented fish (lanhouin) are often considered as food reserved for poor people, so these are commodities considered as by-products of fishing. To get the population to consider fermented fish as first choice food products, we decided to determine the fatty acid and amino acid composition of fermented Scomberomorus tritor. For this, after ... Show More
  • Assessment of Selected Nutrients and Toxic Chemicals in Ethiopian Khat

    Melaku Masresha Woldamanuel

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2019
    Pages: 26-35
    Received: 14 February 2019
    Accepted: 25 March 2019
    Published: 17 May 2019
    Abstract: Heavy metal pollution is among the leading health concerns all over the world because of their long-term cumulative effects. khat (Catha edulisforsk), a plant used as a stimulant is grown in certain areas of East Africa and the Arab Peninsula this day it is a known cash crop in Ethiopia. Due to increased demand and value, many farmers have not only... Show More