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Effect of oleic acid coating of iron oxide nanoparticles on properties of magnetic polyamide-6 nanocomposite. (2019)
Journal Article
GUPTA, R., PANCHOLI, K., DE SA, R., MURRAY, D., HUO, D., DROUBI, G., WHITE, M. and NJUGUNA, J. 2019. Effect of oleic acid coating of iron oxide nanoparticles on properties of magnetic polyamide-6 nanocomposite. JOM [online], 71(9), pages 3119-3128. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-019-03622-5

This work reports the development and testing of a magnetic polymer (Polyamide 6, PA6) nanocomposite capable of melting when exposed to an external magnetic field. Addition of high concentrations of iron oxide nanoparticles (NPs) can induce quick mel... Read More about Effect of oleic acid coating of iron oxide nanoparticles on properties of magnetic polyamide-6 nanocomposite..

Casing structural integrity and failure modes in a range of well types: a review. (2019)
Journal Article
MOHAMMED, A.I., OYENEYIN, B., ATCHISON, B. and NJUGUNA, J. 2019. Casing structural integrity and failure modes in a range of well types: a review. Journal of natural gas science and engineering [online], 68, article ID 102898. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2019.05.011

This paper focus on factors attributing to casing failure, their failure mechanism and the resulting failure mode. The casing is a critical component in a well and the main mechanical structural barrier element that provide conduits and avenue for oi... Read More about Casing structural integrity and failure modes in a range of well types: a review..

Structural and thermal degradation behaviour of reclaimed clay nano-reinforced low density polyethylene nanocomposites. (2019)
Journal Article
SIDDIQUE, S., SMITH, G.D., YATES, K., MISHRA, A.K., MATTHEWS, K., CSETENYI, L.J. and NJUGUNA, J. 2019. Structural and thermal degradation behaviour of reclaimed clay nano-reinforced low-density polyethylene nanocomposites. Journal of polymer research [online], 26, article ID 154. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10965-019-1802-9

In this study, a novel reclaimed clay nanofiller used to manufacture low-density polyethylene (LDPE)/Oil based mud fillers (OBMFs) nanocomposites by a melt compounding process. The mechanical testing samples were manufactured using injection mouldin... Read More about Structural and thermal degradation behaviour of reclaimed clay nano-reinforced low density polyethylene nanocomposites..

Influence of reduced graphene oxide on epoxy/carbon fibre-reinforced hybrid composite: flexural and shear properties under varying temperature conditions. (2019)
Journal Article
JENKINS, P., SIDDIQUE, S., KHAN, S., USMAN, A., STAROST, K., MACPHERSON, A., BARI, P., MISHRA, S. and NJUGUNA, J. 2019. Influence of reduced graphene oxide on epoxy/carbon fibre-reinforced hybrid composite: flexural and shear properties under varying temperature conditions. Advanced engineering materials [online], 21(6), article ID 1800614. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.201800614

This study investigated the effectiveness of reduced graphene oxide as nanofiller in enhancing epoxy/carbon fibre-reinforced composite at varying temperature conditions. The graphene oxide was synthesised using modified Hummer’s method and then chemi... Read More about Influence of reduced graphene oxide on epoxy/carbon fibre-reinforced hybrid composite: flexural and shear properties under varying temperature conditions..

The crystallinity and thermal degradation behaviour of polyamide 6/oil based mud fillers (PA6/OBMFs) nanocomposites. (2018)
Journal Article
SIDDIQUE, S., KWOFFIE, L., ADDAE-AFOAKWA, K., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2019. The crystallinity and thermal degradation behaviour of polyamide 6/oil based mud fillers (PA6/OBMFs) nanocomposites. Polymer degradation and stability [online], 159, pages 139-152. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2018.11.004

The crystallinity and thermal degradation behaviours of Polyamide 6/Oil Based Mud Fillers (PA6/OBMFs) nanocomposites have been investigated using DSC and TGA. TGA indicates the onset decomposition temperature of D1/2 (half-decomposition) is 16º C hig... Read More about The crystallinity and thermal degradation behaviour of polyamide 6/oil based mud fillers (PA6/OBMFs) nanocomposites..

Sustainable energy for emerging nations development: a case study on Togo renewable energy. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
KANSONGUE, N., NJUGUNA, J. and VERTIGANS, S. 2018. Sustainable energy for emerging nations development: a case study on Togo renewable energy. In Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power and Energy Society (PES) and Industrial Applications Society (IAS) PowerAfrica 2018 conference, 26-29 June 2018, Cape Town, South Africa. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE [online], pages 137-141. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/PowerAfrica.2018.8521054

This paper explores the need for an appropriate energy delivery, placing emphasis on the role of the indigenous people in developing their future needs. The case study is based on Togo renewable energy sustainability and employs qualitative and quant... Read More about Sustainable energy for emerging nations development: a case study on Togo renewable energy..

Characterisation of oil based mud waste to explore the possibility in transforming waste into a value added product. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
SIDDIQUE, S., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2018. Characterisation of oil based mud waste to explore the possibility in transforming waste into a value added product. Presented at the 6th International conference on sustainable solid waste management (NAXOS 2018), 13-16 June 2018, Naxos, Greece. Athens: National Technical University of Athens [online], paper number 45. Available from: http://uest.ntua.gr/naxos2018/proceedings/pdf/45_NAXOS2018_Siddique_etal.pdf

Waste characterisation is an essential factor in designing sustainable waste management plan. However, waste composition profile is underestimated in oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) industries in the United Kingdom. A three years long in... Read More about Characterisation of oil based mud waste to explore the possibility in transforming waste into a value added product..

Abstract book for the proceedings of the 4th International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2018), 23-24 May 2018, Berlin, Germany. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
NJUGUNA, J. and NGO, H.-D. (eds.) 2018. Abstract book for the proceedings of the 4th International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2018), 23-24 May 2018, Berlin, Germany [online]. Available from: https://www.nanostruc.info/nanostruc-conference.html

The purpose of The 4th International Conference on Structural Nano Composites (NANOSTRUC2018) is to promote activities in various areas of materials and structures by providing a forum for exchange of ideas, presentation of technical achievements and... Read More about Abstract book for the proceedings of the 4th International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2018), 23-24 May 2018, Berlin, Germany..

Mechanical, thermal, and flammability behaviour of low density polyethylene - oil based mud fillers nanocomposites. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
SIDDIQUE, S., SMITH, G.D., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2018. Mechanical, thermal, and flammability behaviour of low density polyethylene - oil based mud fillers nanocomposites. Presented at the 4th International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2018), 23-24 May 2018, Berlin, Germany.

Novel low density polyethylene (LDPE)/Oil based mud fillers (OBMF) nanocomposites were manufactured by a melt compounding process. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy was used to characterise the structure of the nanocomposites. The result... Read More about Mechanical, thermal, and flammability behaviour of low density polyethylene - oil based mud fillers nanocomposites..

Cross sensitivity analysis of optical fibre-based sensing for high pressure, high temperature measurement in oil and gas applications. (2018)
Thesis
AMOS, S.U. 2018. Cross sensitivity analysis of optical fibre-based sensing for high pressure, high temperature measurement in oil and gas applications. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Measurements of physical parameters like pressure, temperature, flow rate, vibrations and displacement in harsh environment are often desired in the oil and gas industry. Pressure and temperature are the most important parameters among them. Changes... Read More about Cross sensitivity analysis of optical fibre-based sensing for high pressure, high temperature measurement in oil and gas applications..