Journal of Engineering Research and Reports <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Journal of Engineering Research and Reports</strong>&nbsp;<strong>(ISSN: 2582-2926)</strong> aims to publish high-quality papers in all areas&nbsp;of engineering.&nbsp;The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> en-US (Journal of Engineering Research and Reports) (Journal of Engineering Research and Reports) Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:06:14 +0000 OJS 60 Effect of Cutoff Grade and Stripping Ratio on the Net Present Value for Hamama Gold Project, Eastern Desert, Egypt <p>This paper represents an attempt to examine the effects of Cutoff Grade (COG) and Stripping Ratio (SR) on the Net Present Value (NPV) for the proposed gold mine in&nbsp; Hamama area, hence to attain best operating condition corresponding to the optimum COG and SR in the proposed gold mine. Discount Cash Flow (DCF) model has been established to calculate NPV by taking the change in the COG and SR into account.&nbsp; This detects the effects of COG and SR on the NPV of this project. The actual production and cost data of Sukari Gold Mine (SGM) of Egypt have been taken as an indicator in creating DCF for the proposed gold mine where maximum NPV results proved the optimum COG and SR.</p> Helal H. Hamd_Allh, M. R. Moharram, Mohamed A. Yssin, M. A. Gouda, A. Kh. Embaby ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Inhibition of Mild Steel Corrosion in 0.25 M H2SO4 Using Tetracarpidium conophorum Shell Extract <p>The capacity of aqueous <em>Tetracarpidium conophorum </em>Shell (TCE) Extract to inhibit pipeline steel corrosion in 0.25 M H<sub>2</sub>SO<sub>4</sub> acid was investigated using weight loss and Uv-visible spectroscopy techniques. The phytochemical components of <em>Tetracarpidium conophorum</em> were identified using GC-MS analysis. The results obtained shows that aqueous <em>Tetracarpidium conophorum </em>shell extract decreased the corrosion rate, while the corrosion inhibition efficiency increased with increase in exatract concentration. The Uv-visible spectra indicated a chemical interaction between the TCE molecules and atoms of Iron on the pipeline steel surface, while GC-MS analysis showed the presence of organic compounds with hetero-atoms for adsorption on the steel surface.</p> N. C. Ngobiri, K. N. Kikanme ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Dicing before Grinding: A Robust Wafer Thinning and Dicing Technology <p>The never-ending trend for package miniaturization has been driving the semiconductor industry to the brink of technology. Hence, development of new technologies is necessary to cope up with the demand for advance and aggressive process capabilities.</p> <p>The paper is all about the challenges in developing and installing a robust 50 µm wafer thinning and dicing capability in ST Calamba. As silicon wafers are grinded thinner, the more it becomes sensitive to mechanical stress and vibration. The conventional mechanical dicing process induce a lot of mechanical stress and vibration during the cutting process which oftentimes lead to backside chipping and die crack issues. Backside chippings serves as fracture points at the back of the dice, which significantly reduce its die strength. This dilemma was addressed with the use of a breakthrough technology known as Dicing Before Grinding (DBG).</p> Bryan Christian S. Bacquian ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Application of Ultraviolet Treatment for Paper Production - An Engineering Study <p>Ultraviolet (UV) radiation systems are a common method of inactivating bacteria in municipal water treatment but has not been applied in a paper mill operations. Determining the feasibility of installing such a system is the purpose of this report. Directly treating a starch solution of sufficient concentration proved impossible as the transmittance required was far too low. Water used in the onsite water recycling facility’s cooling towers had a transmittance over 90% and so was very treatable. Lab scale testing with a designed 15 liter laboratory benchtop ultraviolet treatment system showed that UV treatment can reduce the aerobic bacteria count by two fold for up to 24 hour of operation and significantly lower results for 48 and 72 hour of operation. Therefore, UV treatment can be considered a valuable process for the treatment of cooling tower water.</p> Klaus Dölle, Neil Goodman, William Lawrence ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Buoyancy-Induced MHD Stagnation Point Flow of Williamson Fluid with Thermal Radiation <p>Flow of fluids subjected to thermal radiation has enormous application in polymer processing,&nbsp;glass blowing, cooling of nuclear reactant and harvesting solar energy. This paper considers the&nbsp;MHD stagnation point flow of non-Newtonian pseudoplastic Williamson fluid induced by buoyancy&nbsp;in the presence of thermal radiation. A system of nonlinear partial differential equations suitable to&nbsp;describe the MHD stagnation point flow of Williamson fluid over a stretching sheet is formulated&nbsp;and then transformed using similarity variables to boundary value ordinary differential equations.&nbsp;The graphs depicting the effect of thermal radiation parameter, buoyancy and electromagnetic&nbsp;force on the fluid velocity and temperature of the stagnation point flow are given and the results&nbsp;revealed that increase in buoyancy leads to an increase in the overall velocity of the flow but a&nbsp;decrease in the temperature of the flow.</p> J. O. Ouru, W. N. Mutuku, A. S. Oke ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000