Unilorin lecturer builds 'low-temperature' refrigerator

Date: 2018-04-10

A lecturer at the University of Ilorin, Kamoldeen Ajijolakewu, has fabricated a low-temperature refrigerator that works at -45 oC, a bulletin by the university states.

The product, which is the first of its kind in the history of the university, has capacity to freeze water or any liquid kept in it within three minutes. The refrigerator is one of the products presented for exhibition by the university at the on-going 7th Trade Fair, holding at the Baseball Field, Adewole area, Ilorin.

Mr Ajijolakewu lectures at the Department of Microbiology in the University's Faculty of Life Sciences.

According to Unilorin Bulletin, the locally fabricated refrigerator is more powerful than the conventional refrigerators as it works at -45 oC while the conventional ones work between the range of -10 oC and -20 oC.

The refrigerator is a product of a research by Mr Ajijolakewu in conjunction with Musbau Babatunde, also of the Department of Microbiology, University of Ilorin.

Mr Ajijolakewu said that research is ongoing on the need to further reduce the refrigerator's effective temperature, saying that the target is to come up with a refrigerator that works at -79oC or -80oC.

Giving a synopsis of his research effort, Mr Ajijolakewu, who is also the Imam of Sanrab Central Mosque, Tanke, Ilorin, pointed out that "this locally designed low temperature refrigerator will be very useful in laboratories, restaurants and in the business of preservation of items or organisms.

According to him, research in biomedical and life sciences is imperfect without appropriate preservative systems.

"Lyophilised industrial or medically important organisms, cell lines and plant and animal cell tissue cultures require a negative-range low temperature refrigeration system to maintain them for a longer time," he said.

"From this system, they can be accessed and rejuvenated for subsequent use in the laboratory while maintaining all their characteristics."

The researcher, however, called for support from the University of Ilorin and other relevant agencies as well as the enactment of good policies for researchers to achieve their set goals.

He said that the local design and fabrication of the low-temperature (-45 ?C) refrigeration system was part of the University ’s core mandate of providing community service to members and non-members of the University community.

Apart from the low temperature refrigerator, other products exhibited at the Trade Fair that are invented and produced by other staff of the university include: egg value added product, locally fabricated fermentor, Unilorin automobile speed limiter, single-cell protein supplement, value added food stuff, candy sweets made of 100 per cent sugarcane and ginger spiced Kulikuli (a local delicacy).

Source

 

 


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Sarah Jubril     Saka Adeyemo     Olatunji Bamgbola     Oke-opin     Joseph Daudu     NTA Ilorin     Garuba Alikinla Shittu     AbdulGaniyu Kareem     Kale Bayero     Kola Shittu     Abubakar Aliagan     Abubakar B.M     Ahmed Mohammed Rifun     Hameed Oladipupo Ali     Simeon Sule Ajibola     Yakubu Shaaba     Amina Susa'a De Ahmed     Tsaragi/Share     Tosho Yaqub     Tope Daramola     Baakini     Abdulraufu Mustapha     Onilorin Of Ilorin     Ojuekun Sarumi     Ahmed Bayero     Idi-Ape     Zulu Gambari     Saidu Kawu     Iyiola Oyedepo     Yusuf Abdulraheem     Abdulmajeed Wahab     Mahmud Durosinlohun Atiku     Olokoba Sulyman     Labaeka     Kehinde Baale     Oke-Kura     Shuaib Abdulkadir     Yusuf Amuda Abubakar     Atunwa     Buari Edun     Raimi Iyanda     Apaola     Haliru Yahaya     Balogun Gambari     Kulende-UITH     Babaita     Ilorin East     Ekweremadu     Kwara State Internal Revenue Service     Photo News     Kannike     Boko Haram     Kwha.gov.ng     Olokoba Abdullahi Ayinla     Radio Kwara     Muhammed Danjuma     Ramat Oganija     Aro Yahaya     Aminat Omodara     Saadu Alanamu     Oke-Oyi     Oniye     Shehu Jimoh     Matthew Okedare     QuickWin     Toyin Sanusi     Oba Abdulrahim     Bamikole Omishore     Oke-Ogun     Valsolar Consortium     Abdulsalam Firdaous Amosa     Muslim Cementary     Playing Host     Alikinla     NURTW     Dairo Kunle Paul     Awili Pedro