Volume 5, Issue 7

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1) The Laboratory Performance of Cylindrical Chamber Trap.
Author Details: Mohamed S ISMAIL – School of Engineering, Edith Cowan University Room 118, Building 5, 270 Joondalup Dr Joondalup 6027 WA

Sediments are considered as one of the main sources of pollution in stormwater runoff. A heavy rainstorm often carries a high sediments load with other associated pollutants (untreated pollutants) into stormwater drainage systems. As a result, this inlet has a very detrimental impact on receiving watercourses. This paper presents the performance of a stormwater scale model of cylindrical chamber trap (CCT) intended for sedimentation applications. Laboratory tests were conducted to establish the hydraulic characteristics (i.e. head loss) and trapping efficiency. The CCT model with 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5 and 15L/s flow rates were experimentally tested at Edith Cowan University. Data analysis proves that the head loss increases in proportion to flow rates. The trapping efficiency is inversely proportional to flow rates and particle sizes.
Keywords: Hydraulic Characteristics; Trapping Efficiency
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2) Effect of Financial Inadequacies on Infrastructural Finance.
Author’s Details: (1)Mr. Kofi Kwarteng-Senior Lecturer, Department Of Marketing, Takoradi Polytechnic 

(2)Mr. John Nana Ekow Baiden – Lecturer, Department of Accountancy, Takoradi Polytechnic (3)Mr. Ayariga Charles, Lecturer 3-Department of Accountancy, Takoradi Polytechnic
The term “infrastructure” evolved during the Second World War by Military strategists to indicate wide-ranging elements of war logistics. However, scholars claim many variable piggy back successful embankment of infrastructural project undertaking in Ghana. Amongst the few variable mentioned includes inadequate finance (Kehew et al., 2005). The aim of this study was to examine the extent to which the stated driving variable affects infrastructural finance in Ghana.  This study was exploratory designed as a quantitative work. Purposive sampling was employed to select 200 respondents from the Ghana feeder roads department across two regions, both greater Accra and Ashanti.  Aftermath of the study suggests that financial limitations have a significantly weak effect on Ghanaian infrastructural finance. This was justified statistically with a significant p-value of .02 < α=0.05 on an independent t-test table. The assertion connotes that the nation’s incapability to finance most infrastructures has nothing to do with scarcity of fund but other latent variables. The author hence suggests that posterity researchers’ offer relevant attention to scrutinize those hiding variable for perfect control to enable expedient national growth and development through infrastructural buildup.
Infrastructural Finance, Roads Construction, Financing Strategy
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