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Recycling really is worth it! Check Out these Interesting Facts

The concept of recycling has been around for a long time, and with the increase in awareness about environmental pollution and global warming due to poor waste management, the benefits of recycling have become more apparent, and the act of recycling is almost a moral responsibility.

Recycling not only reduces the amount of trash that ends up in landfills, it prevents excess use of natural resources and energy, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions too. Here are a few interesting facts about recycling that you may not have known before;

Four African Girls Create Generator that Uses Urine as Fuel

Four teenage girls: Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola figured out a way to use a liter of urine as fuel to get six hours of electricity from their generator.

The invention was displayed at the annual event Maker Faire Africa, Lagos, Nigeria, an event that showcases ingenuity. The idea of using urine as fuel is not new but Bola, Biola, Toyin and Eniola came up with a practical way to put the idea into action and many households can really appreciate this.

How It Works

As explained on the blog of makerfaireafrica.com website, its process is itemized below;

  1. Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen.
  2. The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, and then into a gas cylinder, which looks similar to the kind used for outdoor barbecue grills.
  3. The gas cylinder pushes the filtered hydrogen into another cylinder that contains liquid borax, in order to remove moisture from the gas. Borax is a natural mineral, commonly used in laundry detergent.
  4. The hydrogen is pushed into a power generator in the final step of the process.

You might be wondering; wont hydrogen pose an explosion risk? The smart girls used one-way valves throughout the device as a safety measure. The urine to power technology needs to evolve further before such a system is feasible, at least as far as applications like powering generators used in most African households go.

Promoting a Culture of Excellence!

Leslie-Oghomienor

I am excited to introduce the eighth edition of Innova – RusselSmith’s monthly publication on all things interesting, innovative and informative.
Globally and locally, there have been various economic, business, and societal changes that have impacted the economy positively and adversely. With an excellent spirit and attitude, we all believe that the best is yet to come. However, this will be determined by our personal disposition in shaping our output.

RUSSELSMITH BAGS HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY AWARD FROM CHEVRON NIGERIA LIMITED

At the recently concluded Chevron Contractor Line Management HES Forum, RusselSmith Group, a leading Integrated Oilfield Services company, received a recognition certificate in acknowledgment of projects concluded without Recordable Incidents over a one year period (January 2016 to December 2016) for the Nigeria/Mid Africa Strategic Business Unit of Chevron Nigeria Limited.

At the presentation of the certificate which took place at Oakwood Hotel, Lekki on February 16th, 2017, Chevron Nigeria Limited lauded RusselSmith for quality and safety-focused service delivery on projects executed within the period. The event also saw other contractors being recognized for excellent service delivery.

NACE Sets New Dates for Corrosion Courses In Nigeria

The Basic Corrosion course focuses on corrosion and the potential problems caused by corrosion. It provides a basic but thorough review of causes of corrosion and the methods by which it can be identified, monitored and controlled. Active participation is encouraged through hands-on experiments and case studies, as well as an open discussion format.

NACE is recognized as an Authorized power of Continuing Education Units by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). 

RusselSmith Group Completes Turnaround Maintenance on Chevron’s Agbami FPSO

Integrated Oilfield Services provider, RusselSmith Group Nigeria, announced the recent completion of its Turnaround Maintenance (TAM) work on Chevron’s Agbami FPSO. Services provided on the project include rope access, inspection and maintenance.

The TAM project saw the successful mobilization and demobilization of 53 engineers and was completed within two months with a hundred percent safety record and no Incident.

NACE Set To Offer Corrosion Course In Nigeria

The Basic Corrosion course focuses on corrosion and the potential problems caused by corrosion. It provides a basic but thorough review of causes of corrosion and the methods by which it can be identified, monitored and controlled. Active participation is encouraged through hands-on experiments and case studies, as well as an open discussion format.

NACE is recognised as an Authorized power of Continuing Education Units by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). 

10 Thoughts to Motivate You

TOPIC: 10 Thoughts to Motivate You

When challenges and difficulties arise, motivation can sometimes be hard to come by. This leads people to procrastinate or avoid goals which seem difficult.

Your thoughts are powerful channels for motivation, and it is important to ensure that you choose your thoughts carefully and use them to reinforce your self-confidence. Negative thoughts can be very effective at preventing you from achieving your goals, but on the flip side, positive thoughts can be just as powerful at helping you achieve those goals.

Waste Equals Opportunity

In the world that we live in today, the growing demand for finished goods and the resultant increase in industrial activity means that there is a steady increase in the amount of waste that we generate daily. According to the World Bank, 3.5 million tonnes of waste were generated per day in 2010, and it is estimated that the figure will increase to more than 6 million tonnes per day by 2025.

Unfortunately, we do not extract as much value from waste as is possible, and the bulk of waste in many countries ends up deposited in landfills or being disposed wrongly, leading to pollution.

When we consider the various components of solid waste and the potential uses of waste, it becomes a huge source of untapped value.

We will use Sweden as an example of how to extract value from waste.

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