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Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by miltonchux(m): 3:29pm On Jun 25, 2019
FUTA RESEARCHERS DEVELOP WATER HYACINTH HARVESTER FOR DAMS, NIGER DELTA, COASTAL STATES AND OTHER RIVERINE AREAS OF NIGERIA.

Professor Olawale John Olukunle of the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA and his research Team, the Technology Incubation, Development, Promotion and Utilization Group, have developed a self- propelled water hyacinth harvester. The innovation is timely, unique and aimed at solving major national problems. The machine which is very stable on the waterways removes water hyacinth by cutting, storing and offloading water hyacinth from the barge. The materials for the fabrication of the barge and other components of the harvester were all sourced locally making mass production possible and feasible. The machine consists of a cutting mechanism, a loading conveyor, offloading conveyor, power units, a central control unit and a steering.

The harvester was built with the following specification: Total Machine Weight 10 Tons; Loading Conveyor 10 Tons/h; Offloading Conveyor 60 Tons/h; Cutting Depth 1.00 m Storage Capacity 5 Tons, 1.2 m Adjustable Cutting Depth, Cutting Material –Stainless Steel, Barge Capacity (2 X 8 X 3 )m3 Harvester Rated Power 50hp; Harvester Width 2.6 m; Cutting Material Stainless Steel; Number of Passengers on board 3; The machine is expected to be operated at low speed to ensure effective harvesting operation. This machine when used on waterways will eliminate many problems associated with the spread of water hyacinth and other aquatic weeds. Water hyacinth and other sea weeds are major threats to fishing and navigation in the riverine areas of Nigeria.

Professor Cornelius Ademosun also of the Department of Agricultural Engineering, FUTA made appreciable efforts in 1991 to develop a mechanical harvester to remove water hyacinth. However, the sponsors of the project did not supply barge to house the components. This hindered further developments on the research work at that time. Other methods of removal of water weeds which include biological and chemical methods have severe and uncontrollable consequences on aquatic animals and on biodiversity. The present effort is aimed at combating the menace of water weeds and convert/transform this menace to wealth. Water Hyacinth when removed mechanically in this manner can be transformed into paper, briquettes, fertilizers, animal and fish feed, ceiling boards etc.

The project was financed by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Abuja as part of its commitment to rehabilitate the Dam in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife where the trial was carried out. The inventor, Prof. Olawale John Olukunle praised the contributions of the Director of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Engr. Benson Ajisegiri ; Engr Lasith - the Project Manager and Engr. Justin Fayankin- the Project Consultant who facilitated the Design and Fabrication of the Water Hyacinth Harvester. This innovative approach will enhance waterway transportation, welfare of aquatic lives and those of riverine communities and consequently boost industrial and economic development. The new innovation includes a barge and the various components required for effective clearing and removal of water weeds from inland water ways.

The Federal University of Technology, Akure is willing to commence the commercial production of the machine in order to ease the problems associated with water weed infestation of waterways. The University is therefore calling on well-meaning Nigerians, Philanthropists, the various tiers of Government particularly the Federal Government, Governors of oil producing states, Lagos and Ogun states and other stakeholders to join forces with the Technology Incubation, Development, Promotion and Utilization Group of the Federal University of Technology, Akure in order to make this technology available to the end users.

The Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) under the leadership of its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Adeola Fuwape is making giant strides in the area of Technology, having carved a niche for herself in line with its motor” Technology for Self Reliance. The University is notable for special inventions in the areas of Food Security, Power Generation and Space Technology. FUTA has always been responsive and proactive in her drive to support government calls for homegrown technology to solve national problems and hence provide enhance living conditions for Nigerians.
Admin please push this to from Page. He sure deserve to be celebrated.

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Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by growtogeda: 4:19pm On Jun 25, 2019
Las Las , we Dan dey invent.
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Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by TrollKiller(m): 5:11pm On Jun 25, 2019
Lalasticlala. Move to FP.
Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by TrollKiller(m): 5:11pm On Jun 25, 2019
Lalasticlala. Move to FP.
Nl shouldnt be glorifying mediocrity 24/7/365
Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by Nobody: 6:21pm On Jun 25, 2019
Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by sparog(m): 6:21pm On Jun 25, 2019
Good job Prof

Dem dey try for FUTA sha grin

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Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by hisexcellency34: 6:21pm On Jun 25, 2019
I developed cure for HIV/AIDS yet nobody is talking about it
Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by Triangles1(m): 6:21pm On Jun 25, 2019
Good news, good development.


For the first time on NL to read news different from lecturer get caught pantles with student in hotel room.

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Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by permit(m): 6:22pm On Jun 25, 2019
Good news
Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by hightempo(m): 6:22pm On Jun 25, 2019
K
Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by Nobody: 6:22pm On Jun 25, 2019
Ok
Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by Lanre4uonly(m): 6:23pm On Jun 25, 2019
This is commendable.
Good job Prof and to your research team.

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Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:23pm On Jun 25, 2019
Very good development.

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Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:23pm On Jun 25, 2019
Lanre4uonly:
This is commendable.
Good job Prof.
You can say that again!

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Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by Glorylynn: 6:24pm On Jun 25, 2019
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Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by Juliusmalema: 6:24pm On Jun 25, 2019
I can't read this trash.
Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by osothermal(m): 6:24pm On Jun 25, 2019
Technology for self reliance. My Alma mata






Proudly Futarian.

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Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by Corrosiveman(m): 6:25pm On Jun 25, 2019
Developers

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Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by Lamasta(m): 6:25pm On Jun 25, 2019
Commendable cool

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Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by Imstrong2(m): 6:26pm On Jun 25, 2019
That's a good one putting his knowledge to use to benefit the community

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Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by priceaction: 6:27pm On Jun 25, 2019
Videos would have been better.

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Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by Fiisty(f): 6:27pm On Jun 25, 2019
Wow
Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by SarkinYarki: 6:29pm On Jun 25, 2019
Stop wasting our time please ..there are many durable tested versions in the market already so this is not an invention


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6dIWPG0tEo

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Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by miltonchux(m): 6:29pm On Jun 25, 2019
Lalastical, please push this to front page
Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by Nobody: 6:29pm On Jun 25, 2019
Futa small but mighty both lecturers and students

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Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by slysteel: 6:31pm On Jun 25, 2019
Water hyacinth harvesters have been in use all around the world,his local product is commendable but this is not an invention

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Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by Johnkay01: 6:31pm On Jun 25, 2019
Somebody should summarize it for me
State the effects of this machine on our economy and educational sectors (not more than five lines please)
Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by Xisnin(m): 6:33pm On Jun 25, 2019
SarkinYarki:
Stop wasting our time please ..there are many durable tested versions in the market already so this is not an invention

slysteel:
Water hyacinth harvesters have been in use all around the world,his local product is commendable but this is not an invention

It is an invention.
I know you guys hate anything made in Nigeria but at least
acknowledge the Prof's contribution.

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Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by Nobody: 6:34pm On Jun 25, 2019
VERY AFFORDABLE







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Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by BeauHomme: 6:34pm On Jun 25, 2019
But water hyacinth harvesters have been in existence before now.
ayam not understanding

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Re: Olawale John Olukunle, FUTA Researchers Develop Water HYACINTH Harvester by SarkinYarki: 6:37pm On Jun 25, 2019
Xisnin:




It is an invention.
I know you guys hate anything made in Nigeria but at least
acknowledge the Prof's contribution.

invent
/ɪnˈvɛnt/
Learn to pronounce
verb
create or design something that has not existed before be the originator of.
"he invented an improved form of the steam engine"

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